Pre-Arrival Information

 
VISA APPLICATION                            
You have to apply for a Hungarian visa in your home country (nothing can be done once you are in Hungary). When applying for a visa you need – among other documents (the list of required documents varies from country to country)  – a Decision of Admission, and scholarship holders must attach their Letter of Award to their visa application as well.
 
ARRIVAL IN HUNGARY
You are expected to arrive in Miskolc in the first week of September, during the period called registration week. You will have time then to move into Hostel E/6 or the UNI-Hotel and to get to know the campus a bit (the earliest time you can move into the hostel is the beginning of September). You will be assigned a Hungarian mentor student, who will help you in finding your way to the student hostel on the day of your arrival and will show you around. The mentor student will contact you prior to your arrival via e-mail or Facebook and will also inform you how to contact the social network of international students of the University of Miskolc. Please make sure that you arrive by the time of the Orientation Day held at the beginning of each academic year - its details shall be specified during summer. Please, inform us about your date of arrival in Hungary ASAP by sending an e-mail to the relevant IRO officer.
 
HOW TO GET TO MISKOLC? 
We are prepared to assist you in organising your travel to Miskolc from Budapest. The form of assistance may vary. Prior consultations via e-mail regarding your travel to Miskolc are essential. In case you do not need assistance you may choose from the following options. Please, let us know about your decision on travel plans in any case.
 
From Budapest to Miskolc
 
Airport Shuttle
After landing in Hungary you'll find an Airport Shuttle office in the terminal. We advise you to take an Airport Shuttle to get to the University of Miskolc directly. This is the most convenient way of travelling and it costs approx. EUR 120 /van (for 1-8 people). An on-line reservation prior to your travel is highly recommended. (http://www.airportshuttle.hu/)
 
By train
Another option to travel from Budapest to Miskolc is to travel by train. Take a taxi or an Airport Minibus to get to Keleti Pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station). Trains leave nearly every hour from Keleti Pályaudvar to Miskolc. Choose an Inter-City (IC) train. You can find the IC timetable and can also buy tickets online at the following website: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en. A 2nd class ticket with seat reservation costs approx. EUR 20. You are advised to take an IC train instead of a regular train because ICs are much faster and more comfortable than regular ones.
 
From Tiszai Railway Station to the University
By taxi
Once you arrived in Miskolc at the Tiszai Railway Station, you should take a taxi to get to the university campus. It costs approximately EUR 10. 
By public transport
Numbered buses run in all directions across the city, and even beyond the city borders. Another means of transport is the tram (No. 1 and 2), running along the East-West axis of the town.
 
This is the route guide for how you can get from the Tiszai railway station to the university:
OPTION 1
take bus 'ME' starting from the station
the bus has a direct connection to the InterCity trains and goes directly to the university
travel time is approximately 20 minutes
get off the bus at the 3rd stop (EGYETEMI KOLLEGIUM)
 
OPTION 2
take Tram 1 or 2 starting from the station
get off the tram at the 3rd stop (name of stop: SZINVAPARK). Here you have to  change to the bus. You simply cross the street (in the same direction) to the opposite side where you find the bus stop (in front of a building 'BOKIK' written on it).
get on Bus  20 (it runs on weekends and in early morning/late evening hours on working days). Direction: TAPOLCA EGYETEMVAROS (this will be displayed at the top of the bus). Tapolca is the tourist district of Miskolc not far from the university. The bus goes onto the campus. You have to get off at UNI-HOTEL (the first stop after turning onto campus).
 
Useful links and information 
University of Miskolc on Google maps
GPS coordinates of the university: N 48,081305°; E 20,764453°
Miskolc City Public Transport System
Hungarian Railway Company, click here for further information
Railway timetable
Airport Shuttle
Door-to-door shuttle service (e.g. Agora)
To Miskolc by FlixBus
 
YOUR OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS 
Documents you need to bring along: 
passport, 
original certificates of education, diplomas
3 ID photos. 
Please make sure that you have submitted the necessary application documents electronically. However the University of Miskolc will also need the orgininal copies of most of the these documents during the administrative procedure, so please bring all of them with you to Hungary.
 
USEFUL LINKS
 
Intitutions & Organisations
Study in Hungary - Tempus Public Foundation
International students of the University of Miskolc
Stipendium Hungaricum Miskolc - Student buddy system
Erasmus Student Network Miskolc - ESN Miskolc on Facebook
Study programmes in Hungary - Felvi.hu
About Hungary
User's guide to Hungary (2019/20)
11 things to know before visiting Hungary (CNN)
Good to know in Hungarian
Learning Hungarian at home
Shopping & Entertainment
Szinvapark shopping mall
Miskolc Plaza
Tesco Supermarket (near the campus)
Lidl (near the campus)
Restaurants, bars, cafés
Places to visit
More places