Wednesday, 17 August 2022

First steps to help you find your way at the University of Szeged

I. Documents check

Newly admitted students should visit the Faculty in order to have their data checked by presenting the original academic and identity documents. At the end of this process enrolled students sign their Academic Registration Sheet and receive their Neptun Code/ID.


II. Neptun and Course registration

Neptun is an online system with many functions. In order to have access to the online system you will be provided with a NEPTUN code upon registration. The first step is to log in to the system by using the data indicated on your Academic Registration Sheet. You will use Neptun to register for your subjects, exam dates and in some cases even to settle your finances. Your exam grades will also appear on the Neptun system along with your class schedule, gradebook and many others.


In order to gain active student status, it is required to register for at least one course in the given semester in Neptun.


III. Receive your Temporary Student Card, Health Insurance Card and Library Pass

Once you have received the ACTIVE student status in the Neptun system you may proceed with the following:


At the Students’ Service Office (HSZI) in the Library (so called „TIK”) Address: 6722 Szeged, Ady tér 10.

  • Temporary Student Certificate (A4 paper, „ideiglenes diákigazolvány”)
  • Health Insurance – Generali Studium (we recommend you to sign up for this particular insurance package, but you are free to use any type that fits your needs). Read more information here.

At the Library Help Desk, - Library (TIK) Address: 6722 Szeged, Ady tér 10

  • Get your library pass


IV. Order your Permanent Student Card

In case of longer stays (in excess of 1 year), application for a permanent student ID is recommended.

Along with your passport and the certificate of university attendance (certificate about your active student status) you will need to go to the Government Office (KORMÁNYHIVATAL at 6722 Szeged, Rákóczi tér 1.) where your personal data will be registered, a picture is going to be taken and where you will be provided with the NEK certificate (ADATLAP). This certificate needs to be taken to the Students’ Service Office (HSZI) who will order your card.


V. Register at the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing

Students from EU countries and EEA are obliged to declare their address (latest within 15 days after the arrival in Hungary!).

Non-EU Students have to arrive with a D/student visa which is valid for 30 days. In this case, you have to declare your address and submit the required documents at the Immigration Office within 3 to 5 days after your arrival.

For more information please visit the National Directorate – General for Aliens Policing’s website.

VI. Order a Tax Number and open a Bank Account

  • How to request a Tax Card?

You need to request a Tax Card in person at the National Tax and Customs Administration (Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal). First application for a Tax Card is free of charge.
You are required to take with you your passport.

  • Go to any of the offices of National Tax and Customs Administration (Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal; NAV). On the official website you can find the address and opening hours of the office in Szeged.
  • Fill in the form in the office.
  • After having filled in the form at the office, you immediately receive your Tax Identification Number on the spot.
  • Please provide this number to the Students’ Service Office (HSZI).

  • How to open a Bank Account?

Hungarian banks provide a comprehensive range of banking services, including account management, currency exchange, pension funds, insurance and mortgages.

In most cases, it is necessary to have a valid residence permit and address card in order to open a bank account. Some banks allow foreigners to open an account with just the presentation of a passport.

Usual costs of opening an account include:

  • Opening fee
  • Bank card fee
  • Account management services

For different currencies, it is necessary to open a separate account.

In case you are wondering about which bank you should choose, you might opt for OTP and MKB, since SZTE has a special agreement with them.


*Students taking part in the Stipendium Hungaricum and the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People will also need to open a bank account and order a tax number.


VII. Watch videos and presentations How to use the Online System

In order to assist you in the acadenic registration process and to show what the different online systems are used for, we have prepared a few videos for you:

VIII. Useful links

Academic Calendar

Entering and staying in Hungary

How to get to Szeged

Campus Maps

Public Transport

Apply Now!

Before applying, please check and study the programme description of your interest. Each description has its specific paragraph about the application process and a link to the online application platform. Fill in the online application form, upload the necessary documents and check your mailbox regularly.

For more information click here.