How much will it cost me to study?
Your course is free of charge. You only have to pay for accomodation, food and things you personally need. You have to pay for your student card (~3€).
Accomodation: Price: about 3000 HUF/night~10 €
Living costs in Kaposvár:
- 1 EUR=300-350 HUF
- Local transport/month 1500-2000 HUF
- bus ticket: 370 HUF, bus pass: 3280 HUF/month. (For more details see below)
- 1 loaf of bread: 350 HUF
- 1 bottle of beer 200-300 HUF
- 1 litre of milk: 200 HUF
- health insurance/month: 5.000-10.000HUF
- eating out: 2.000-5.000 HUF/person
- cinema ticket: 1.500 HUF
Shopping: stores are generally open from 09.00 to 18.00, malls are open from 6 or 7am until 8 or 9pm. If you have plenty of time to spend shopping for meat, vegetables and fruits, the best place to do it is at the local market. Goods are still cheaper and better at the markets, although supermarkets have a wider variety.
Money: The official currency is the Forint (HUF). Most places accept all major credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, Visa). Generally you should ask the vendor or look for the symbols on the shop window. For more details please visit: www.studytransfer.eu
Sending money to Hungary
Before you arrive you should have checked with your own government to see if there is a restriction on the amount of money that you can possess when leaving your country.
Make sure that you have several ways of obtaining money in your first few weeks here. We advise you to bring a variety of means of money-perhaps some cash, a credit card that you are able to use in Hungary.
You are advised not to carry large amounts of cash wih you and for security purposes do not leave it in your accomodation.