Registration takes place at the International Sub-Department of the Study Department, on the ground floor (Room 014) of the Academy's György Ligeti building (1077 Budapest, Wesselényi utca 52).
As you may know, the Academy cannot provide accommodation for international students, so the students have to find their accommodation individually. The International Registrar's Office, however, is doing its best to give assistance in finding an apartment that suits the needs of each student. The staff is constantly working on putting together a list of flats, which are close to the Academy and provide students with a possibility to practice, so feel free to ask them for help.
After your visa has expired, you will need a residence permit for your studies. Please visit the homepage of the Immigration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at www.bmbah.hu
for details on residence permits for registered students. We are also attaching some extra information on this issue further on in the folder.
A full coverage basic health insurance policy valid for Hungary is a prerequisite for a residence permit. Either you prove that you have a basic health insurance in your country of origin valid for Hungary as well and at least for the academic year (10 months), or you are requested to obtain medical insurance in Budapest. Turn to the International Sub-Department of the Study Department for more information about medical insurance available for international students in Hungary.
Student ID card
You will sign up for a student ID card when registering for the semester. Until you receive your permanent ID, you will be given a temporary one. The ID makes you eligible for a number of benefits, like using public transport for a reduced price, buying museum and concert tickets cheaper, etc.
Non-degree students are not entitled to a student ID card and therefore not eligible for student descounts outside the Liszt Academy, but they are entitled to student tickets for concerts of the Liszt Academy Concert Centre.
The library of the Academy is open during the teaching period workdays between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m, plus saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The registration fee is HUF 600 for full-time students. Part-time students are required to pay a deposit of HUF 30.000 in cash when registering. This will be paid back via bank transfer at the end of the school year if the student has no debts towards the library. The library is located at 10 Eötvös utca (6th District).
International Office of the Study Department
International Office of the Study Department assists international students in academic and bureaucratic affairs. This is where students can deal with administrative matters and receive information about classes, etc.
Students' Union of the Liszt Academy (HÖK)
The Students' Union provides legal advice to students in need, and their lawyer is present once a week. The Students' Union also regularly organizes events and parties.