2020. February 23., Sunday

Opening 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.


SZTE Experience


julieJulie Deschanels- Faculty of Law and Political Sciences- Business Law

I chose the University of Szeged, because it has a very good international reputation. When I previously checked the website of the University I liked the fact that Szeged is not too big and too small. I received a lot of help from the ESN mentors. I like Hungary and Szeged a lot and I’m enjoying my classes. When I have free time I go jogging, or play foosball with my friends. In Szeged I really love Süti, nem süti, the river and TIK, because it is just perfect place to study: specious place with full of students and books.


SantiagoSantiago Vallejo - Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I’m from Ecuador and a Ph.D. student from the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program. I first heard about the University of Szeged on the internet. The general study environment is nice and student life in the city is lovely. With my program and the academic system, I can control my time which is a plus. The city is very affordable, and I live in the city center. One of my favorite extra-curricular activities is the Hungarian cultural programs. I have so many favorite spots, but parks are top on the list. The professors and staffs are very approachable. The mentors and classmates also did an excellent job to explore and know the city better. I hope to continue my career as a professor, and I would recommend the university to friends because it is, in general, a beautiful place.

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