There are quite a few administrative tasks and processes you have to fulfil and undergo once you are here. In all cases, your assigned mentor student as well as the fee-paying students’ officer, Henriett TÓTH will assist you in your tasks. In order to smoothly manage your administrative duties it is highly recommended to participate in the ORIENTATION MEETING because all relevant administrative as well as some academic issues – which you will face and which you have to manage during your stay - will be discussed and explained on this occasion. Arriving late, or staying away from the meeting should be avoided. 



Date: (to be appointed later,  the beginning of September 2018.)

Place: Bd. A/4, I. floor, Room 149 (Senate Room)

Documents to bring along:

Documents you will receive:

Documents you have to submit:

During the Orientation day you will meet



Please note, that in all cases, your assigned mentor student as well as the fee-paying students’ officer, Henriett TÓTH will assist you in implementing your administrative tasks by setting up appointments, accompanying you to the given office or helping you when language difficulty occurs.


1. Residence permit

When you arrive in Hungary you hold a VISA which is valid for 30 days. Soon after your arrival you shall apply for a residence permit at the Immigration Office (IO).  An appointment will be arranged for you and assistance will be given to you in this issue. You will be informed in an email about the steps to take.

The following documents are required to apply for a residence permit for the purpose of studies (please visit this page):




Valid passport and entry visa

Provided by the student.

1 ID photo

Provided by the student.

Residence Permit application form

Provided by the IRO on the orientation day – to be completed by the student.

Document confirming your student status 

Provided by the IRO on the orientation day.

Address Card application form

Provided by the IRO, completed by the student, who has to have it stamped and signed by the Hostel management.



2. Health Insurance

As as for a fee-paying student enrolled to  the University of Miskolc, the colleague of the IRO can arrange a private medical insurance for you if requested. Please contact IRO directly.



3. Student card

Student cards entitle students to:

- 50 % discount on public transportation within Hungary,
- discounts at some local shops,
- cheaper fares with certain taxi companies,
- free or reduced entry to museums, libraries, art galleries and many more.

For further information please visit:


I. Temporary student card (a sheet of paper)

Temporary student cards (valid for 60 days) are issued to all international students free of charge at the University of Miskolc. You can pick it up during the Orientation Meeting and later it can be renewed as long as you do not hold the permanent student card.


II. Student card (a plastic card - permanent)

This card is issued by “Okmányiroda” (National Office for Legal Identification Documents). The IRO will organise an appointment and prepare the necessary documents for you. Mentor students will accompany you to the Office and will help you with the “Neptun system”. 

Required documents:

1. A document confirming your student status (provided by SRIR )
2. Passport and Residence Permit

At Okmányiroda, you will be given a NEK (Nemzeti Egységes Kártyarendszer) datasheet, which has a 16-character identification number in the upper right corner (NEK number). Also a photo is taken of you there.

You have to feed this 16-character-code into your NEPTUN account (without hyphens!). Please do not forget to choose your address in your home country when you are starting the application for the student card on the Neptun system! If you choose your address in Miskolc, the application is not going to be successful.

Once the plastic card is ready (it takes 60-90 days) you can pick it up at the Registrar’s Office at the University of Miskolc (Building A/1, 20) and get a validating sticker on it. The permanent student card is valid only with the sticker of the current semester. Each sticker is valid for one semester only. The precondition for getting the validating sticker is to fulfil the registration requirements for the current semester.


III. International student card 

International student cards can be applied for at the Students’ Office of the University of Miskolc (Building A/1, 7.). Required documents:

1. Valid permanent student card

2. 2340 HUF cash

3. 1 ID photo

Or order it online:

Please visit the following web-site for information on discounts and services:



4. Opening a bank account

During the first weeks of your stay in Hungary  you must open a Hungarian bank account. Mentor students will assist you in it. Why do you need a Hungarian bank account?

Required documents:

1. Passport

2. Hungarian Address Card



5. Neptun


The University of Miskolc uses the NEPTUN electronic administration system to manage all administrative issues related to students’ registration, courses, exams and stipends. The system is used by all students as well as administrators and lecturers throughout the university. With Neptun, students can 


Each student shall receive his/her Neptun code and password on the Orinetation Day. Students can access Neptun via internet if they have at least Internet Explorer 7.0 or Mozilla Firefox 3.0 browsers. To log in, go to

Students can only access their own data. For security considerations IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EVERYBODY KEEP THEIR PASSWORD SECRET.

With issues related to your studies concerning courses and exams please consult your faculty coordinator and the Deans’ Office.