2020. August 12., Wednesday

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


Christopher_SolamanChristopher Solaman - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - German Studies

The Student life here is buzzing with hundreds of international students from all around the world. What I love in here is that you bump into students everywhere, from both Hungary and all around the world, and that despite our differences we are kinda accepted in town. I looked University of Szeged up on the internet and, when I saw that this was called the city of sunshine, it became clear in my mind that it would be the place, where I wanted to be as an Erasmus student. Szeged was far beyond my expectations, and I am glad to be able to admire the beauty of this city. The nature itself has the power to calm me down, so the Botanic Garden of the University is a special place to me.


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.

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