2021. December 2., Thursday


Leniency Application for Entering Hungary During COVID-19

According to the statement published by Hungary's National Police Headquarters (ORFK) on 11 May, it is possible for students (who need to comply with examination obligations arising from their student status) to submit a leniency application for entering Hungary during the state of emergency. 

Please see the most important procedural and substantive rules related to the leniency application: 


- The leniency application is available and must be submitted on the Police’s Electronical Administration Portal upon on the request of the Hungarian Consulate/Embassy at the students home country. Meanwhile, please note that it is important to start with the process of applying for your visa whereas, you will be notified by the Hungarian Consulate in your country if you need to submit a leniency application. The Lenieny Application Forum that has to be filled in is COVID-02.

Please use this PDF guide on how to access the COVID-02 application forum.

Please download our English-language guide which will help you in filling out the form. We would like to draw into your attention that the translated PDF applies for the governmental Scholarship holders. However, the translation of the forums questions applied for everyone.


- The form can only be submitted in Hungarian language. 


- The application can be submitted by a legally authorized representative as well. 


- For persons wishing to enter Hungary at the same time, with the same aim, provided they live in the same household, it is enough to submit one application. 


- The application for entry may be submitted on the basis of the following justification: Complying with examination obligation arising from student status, provided the educational institution attests it with a certificate. 


- The personal identification document intended for use when entering must be indicated in the application, along with the document number. 


- The following documents also need to be attached to the application: 

a. The certificate justifying the application for leniency – in your case a certificate issued by your host university, attesting the examination obligation 

b. The authorization, if the application is submitted by a legally authorized representative 

Please download the guide (pdf) for further details. 


SZTE Experience


Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


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.