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Governmental Health Insurance (TAJ card)

Read more about the card and how to request it.

Governmental Health Insurance (TAJ card)

Read more about the card and how to request it.

Students with a Hungarian governmental scholarship are entitled to enjoy health care services in accordance with Act 53/1997 - (point i) of section (1) of paragraph 16 - and they are entitled to have a social security card ("TAJ card"). With TAJ card (the card for Hungary’s national health insurance scheme), scholarship holders are publicly ensured and they are able to access public healthcare for free, not just emergency or urgent care.


How to apply for TAJ card?

Scholarship holders need to formally request the public health insurance card (TAJ card) at the Office for Full-time Study Programmes (Rector’s Office – 6720 Szeged, Dugonics tér 13., room 45.)


What to do if the TAJ card expires?

If the TAJ card expires, scholarship holders need to return the old TAJ card to the Office and they need to apply for a new TAJ card - if they are still eligible for a TAJ card. Please request a new TAJ card at the Office for Full-time Study Programmes (Rector’s Office – 6720 Szeged, Dugonics tér 13. room 45) It is free of charge to request a new TAJ card.


What to do if the TAJ card is lost or damaged?
If the TAJ card is lost or damaged, scholarship holders need to request a new TAJ card - if they are still eligible for a TAJ card. In case of a lost or stolen TAJ card the administrative service fee to request a new card is 3,000 HUF.


Step-by-step guide to request your TAJ card

Download the step-by-step guide to request your TAJ card.


Step 1: Required documents:

Make sure to hand in the copy of the following documents:

  • Pages of your passport that include your personal data
  • Both sides of your residence permit
  • Both sides of your Accommodation Reporting Form for third country nationals
  • Student Status Certificate („Jogviszony igazolás” - issued not more than 30 days prior to your application) from the Admission Office of the Faculty (Tanulmányi Osztály) or at HSZI in TIK.

Step 2: Submit your request

To start the process, you need to submit the requested documents. The Stipendium Hungaricum coordinators will fill out the application forms and ammend them with a scholarship certificate in Hungarian.

NOTE! Only those attachments are accepted that are clearly visible. If correction is necessary, you will be informed right away or via e-mail. We will only be able to forward your application to the National Health Insurance Fund of Hungary (OEP) if all documents are correct and valid.


Step 3: Submit the required documents at the Government Office

You are asked to submit the copies of the required documents, as well as the application forms in person at the Government Office ("Csongrád Megyei Kormányhivatal")

Address: 6722 Szeged, Rákóczi tér 1.

Office hours:

Monday: 7:00 - 17:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 18:00
Friday: 8:00 - 12:00

Step 4: Pick up your TAJ card

You will be informed when the TAJ card is issued and you are asked to take it in person in the Office for Full-time Study Programmes in the Rector’s Office.


NOTE! The health insurance card can only be used with a valid passport; therefore, it is particularly important that the insured should carry both the health insurance card and his/her passport at all times.

Download a full instruction ppt

SZTE Experience


Ahmad Adha - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

I am Ahmad Adha from Indonesia and currently a 3rd year student in Theoretical Linguistics PhD program. I chose the University of Szeged (SZTE) as my study destination because it is located in the center of the town and it is also the highest ranked university in Hungary. The university staff and the professors were very accommodating and understanding when I decided to change the program that suits my research topic. I am so glad that I can be a part of my current department, and of course SZTE, since it is also the Center of Pragmatic Research which aims to promote advanced linguistic pragmatic research with international collaborations. After graduating, I wish to continue to work in my academic field as a professor and a researcher. My advice for prospective SZTE students is to choose a university with a good academic reputation that fits their passion.


95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños