While Hungarian universities do not offer free tuition fees but they do offer low tuition fees and various scholarship programmes to international students. Compared to Germany and France, Hungary is still ranked among the cheapest European countries to study in.
Students only need approximately 400 to 700 euros (US$394.20 to US$689.85) for student accommodation and other basic utilities. On average tuition fee costs range between 2000 to 4000 euros annually, but these figures may differ depending on the institution.
Another way for students in Hungary to manage expenses is by preparing their own meals. Groceries cost as low as 40,000 Hungarian forint (US$95.08) monthly while eating out can cost you HUF70,000 (US$166.39) a month.
Some institutions may also charge application fees. English-taught programmes may be more expensive. Search here for those programmes.
Here are some affordable Hungarian universities to consider.
1. University of Szeged
Tuition Fee: From USD 1,625 to USD 2,700 Per Semester for Non-Medical Programs
2. Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Tuition Fee: From USD 2,500 to USD 4,900 Per Semester
3. Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
Estimated tuition Fee: From USD 2,150 to USD 5,500 Per Semester
4. University of Pécs (PTE)
Tuition Fee: From USD 2,700 to USD 6,000 Per Semester
5. University of Pannonia
Tuition Fee: From USD 3,250 to USD 9,800 Per Year