2020. February 18., Tuesday

Student Card

Temporary Student ID

  • Required documents: an activated EHA-code (following the Neptun registration) and a valid passport.
  • This verifies your student status at the university, until the permanent ID card is made. The temporary student ID is valid for 90 days, and if necessary this can be prolonged for other 90 day periods, until your permanent ID card is ready.

Permanent Student ID

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

Process of application:

  • You will have to go to the “Csongrád Megyei Kormányhivatal” (Government Office of Csongrád County) where your photo and signature will be taken.
    • Address: 6722 Szeged, Rákóczi tér 1.
    • Dates:
      • Sept. 10 (Tuesday), Sept. 11 (Wednesday): 08.00 – 19.00
      • Sept. 17 (Tuesday), Sept. 18 (Wednesday): 08.00 – 19.00
      • Sept. 24 (Tuesday), Sept. 25 (Wednesday): 08.00 – 19.00
      • Oct. 01 (Tuesday), Oct. 02. (Wednesday): 08.00 – 19.00
    • Please pull a number at the Information desk and go to 1st floor, counter No. 25.
    • On the aforementioned dates, an English-speaking administrator is provided by the Government Office.
    • In case of group arrivals (groups of 5-10 people), the coordinator should make an appointment at the Government Office.
    • Documents needed for the procedure:
      • School certificate (certificate of university attendance)
      • Original identification document(s) (passport / ID )
  • After registering your personal data, a form will be given to you, which should be taken to the Students’ Services Office (HSZI). For students of the Faculty of Medicine, the form has to be submitted to the Foreign Students’ Secretariat.
  • The actual application costs 1400 HUF. This fee can be paid on the spot by credit card or at the post office by cash.
  • The Students’ Services Office (or the Foreign Students’ Secretariat) will inform you if the permanent student ID is ready.

diakig_mintaIt is mandatory to hold a student ID card, as it is the only way of proving that you have an active status at the University. It also entitles students to enjoy a number of discounts in many services and places. You will also need a valid (at least temporary) student ID for buying or applying for a monthly student pass, which might be useful for international students.

SZTE Experience


Imane_CherbiImane Cherbi - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Cherbi Imane and I am 23 years old from Algeria. I am spending my last semester at the University of Szeged Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Being an MA student of Applied Linguistics, University of Szeged offered me a chance to gain sufficient knowledge about my field of study. I choose the University of Szeged simply because it is a highly ranked academic institution both nationally and internationally; also because of the variety of programs that they have for international students.

I love everything in Szeged: every corner of every street, I will always keep them in my heart. I take photos of the city when walking around and I am planning to launch a blog to promote this beautiful corner of Hungary among international students. People of Szeged are caring, always smiling and we are living peacefully together. I have never felt isolated or neglected. As a coffee lover, i always enjoy having my favorite type of coffee in different coffees in Szeged. Lookin for calmness and nature vibes, I would certainly walk by the Tisza river whenever I want.


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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