The Faculty is located in the 8th district of Budapest (Práter utca 50/a). Budapest is a big city, with an extensive and convenient public transport system. The blue metro line (M3), trams 4/6 and bus 9 are the best options to use when getting to the Faculty. It is advisable to check how you can get to the university from your planned accommodation. 

When looking for accommodation in Budapest, you may consider securing a shared room in the dormitory of the University, finding a place in a private dormitory, or renting a room/apartment.



Dormitories are a favoured choice for accommodation option in Hungary, primarily due to their affordable rates (especially in comparison to rentals), even though students usually have to share the room with other students.  

The Pázmány University dormitory in Múzeum utca serves primarily as accommodation for the university’s international students throughout their studies.

  • Address:

1088 Budapest, Múzeum utca 19.

  • Location:

Conveniently located, it is just about a five-minute walk from the Kálvin tér stop on the 'M3' metro line (blue line). Reaching the Faculty from the dormitory takes approx. 20 minutes on foot, 15 minutes by public transport, or 10 minutes by bike.  

  • Features and services: 
    • The dormitory offers 2-3-4 bedded rooms, each featuring a private bathroom equipped with a washing machine
    • Each room is furnished with a kitchenette, complete with a sink and a refrigerator.
    • Bedding (pillow and duvet) is provided, but students need to bring their own sheets. 

In the event of a successful dormitory application, the student's preferences are considered. However, it is not guaranteed that the demands for a particular room type or roommate can be met. Students are asked to be prepared for this during the application process. 

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Private dormitories may differ from one another in several ways: the number of beds, services included, and costs. These dormitories are popular among Hungarian and international students alike, therefore the number of places may be limited. 


  • Services 

Private dorms provide furnished rooms: you may encounter single rooms, but 3-4 bedded rooms are more common. In some places, bathrooms and kitchens belong to each room, but it is common that several rooms share one bathroom and kitchen. More expensive dorms may also provide cleaning and laundry services. 


  • Costs and Contracts 

Private dorms are usually cheaper than rented apartments or rooms. Utilities may or may not be included in your rental fee, but the contract will include the relevant details. However, it is advisable to clarify this in advance. 

Pázmány University does not have a contract with these dormitories, therefore the contract will be concluded by and between you and the dormitory, and it will be your responsibility to comply with the dorm’s specific regulations (the breach of regulations may even result in the termination of your contract).  


  • Note 

Please note that while browsing the Internet, you may also encounter false advertisements or addresses. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, try to check if the place advertised really exists (Google Maps, Google search, reviews, etc.).  

Often you will be asked to pay a deposit (1 or 2 months’ fee). Make sure to check the contract before paying the deposit. 


  • Some private dorm and apartment house possibilities (with distances from the Faculty): 

* recommended options 



Another option is to rent a flat. You may reduce the costs if you share the flat with other students. 



  • Some more details: 
    • Premium Apartment House: They offer three types of apartments. The price includes accommodation, WIFI, utilities, cleaning once a week, new bedlinen and towels every week, fully equipped kitchen, use of washing machines, air conditioning, 0-24 reception, maintenance.  
    • Apartment of 35-38sqm (bedroom, sitting room and kitchen in one room): EUR 1100 per month for 1 person or EUR 1200 per month for 2 persons 
    • Apartment of 45-48 sqm (separate bedroom): EUR 1250 per months for 1 person or EUR 1350 per month for 2 persons 
    • Apartment of 60-70 sqm (2 separate bedrooms, kitchen and sitting room, 2 bathrooms): EUR 1850 per month 
    • The rent of the first month and 1-month deposit shall be paid by bank transfer by the 7th day before moving in. 
    • Contact: Annamária LÁZÁR,  

Very often, scholarship holders of different countries have their own Facebook groups. You may consider joining these groups, where the other members can help you with first-hand experience. 

  • Keywords

Utilities (“közműdíj” in Hungarian): charges connected to your use of gas, water, electricity or internet 

Common cost (“közös költség” in Hungarian): a specific amount of money you must pay to the house you live in for the use of common areas, cleaning, maintenance, etc. 

Overheads (“rezsi” in Hungarian): the sum of utilities and common cost 

Deposit (“kaució” in Hungarian): A specific amount of money that you must give to your landlord as security for any damage you may cause to the property. It shall be reimbursed to you at the end of your tenancy. 

Rental agreement / lease contract (“bérleti szerződés” in Hungarian): An official document signed by you and the landlord stating the terms and conditions of your tenancy in your apartment. It acts as proof that you legally live at your place. 

Lessor (“bérbeadó” in Hungarian): the owner of the flat who rents it to you 

Lessee (“bérlő” in Hungarian): the tenant who rents the flat from the lessor 


  • Costs and contract 

The average rent for an apartment in Budapest is between HUF 150,000-400,000 (varies from district to district). Plus the overheads. Often you will be asked to pay a deposit (1 or 2 months’ fee). 

IMPORTANT! DO NOT PAY any DEPOSIT that landlords often ask for beforehand until you have signed a valid rental contract. What a contract should be included: 

    • proper identification of the owner, including their name, date and place of birth, mother's name, identity document, nationality (if not Hungarian), and address; 
    • same data of you, as Lessee; 
    • exact address of the property, including the postcode, street, house number, floor and door number (if applicable); 
    • the duration of the rental contract, or the date from which you will occupy the flat; 
    • the exact amount of rent, the method and deadline of payment (cash or transfer), and bank details (minimum bank account number, payee, name of bank); 
      Utilities may or may not be included in your rental fee, but the contract must include the relevant details. However, it is advisable to clarify this in advance. 
    • deposit details, including whether it has to be paid in advance (if you have to, try to pay by bank transfer), whether the deposit will be returned at the end of the term, and in which cases the landlord can keep the deposit. If paying in cash, always get a receipt. 
    • how the rent and common cost are paid (included in the rent or paid separately, by transfer or cheque), who pays (you or the landlord), and the consequences of late payment; 
    • who bears the cost of faults and repairs, who calls a repairer, and how you and landlord communicate; 
    • conditions for using the rental property (whether the whole property or only certain rooms can be used); 
    • the cases and conditions for terminating the contract, how much notice is required (normally 30 days before you want to leave the flat); 
    • the possibility and method of extending the contract; 
    • the possibility and procedure for amending the contract; 
    • governing law (e.g. Hungarian Civil Code), specifying at least the country; 
    • if the contract is drawn up in English and Hungarian, indicate which language version will prevail; 
    • way of communication between you and the landlord, if via email, specify the email address; 
    • provisions for vacating the rental property at the end of the contract; 
    • the conditions under which the landlord is entitled to inspect the property, including how much notice must be given or if they can come at any time. 


  • Note 

Please note that while browsing the Internet, you may also encounter false advertisements or addresses. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, try to check if the place advertised really exists (Google Maps, Google search, etc.). Your mentor could help you with this as well. 


  • Some things to keep in mind when renting a flat 
    • If you don’t speak Hungarian, ask the landlord to have the contract drafted both in Hungarian and English. 
    • You shall sign the contract at your responsibility, but if you are in doubt, we can help you check the contract to see if it is alright or if there is any discrepancy between the Hungarian and English versions. 
    • If you rent a flat with someone else, all the tenants should be indicated in the contract as lessees. When you sign the contract, it is standard procedure that the lessor shall check the lessee’s passport and address card. Please note that you as lessee may also verify the conformity of the contract data with the lessor’s personal data (ID card). 
      If you want to verify the owner of the flat (the person who has the right to sign the contract), you may ask for a property deed (“tulajdoni lap” in Hungarian) issued not more than 30 days earlier. 
    • The contract must be made in writing and signed by both parties. It is advisable to sign each page of the contract. Verbal agreements, e-mails, unsigned messages, etc. are not accepted as legal proof of accommodation. 
    • It is a good idea to have two witnesses to the contract, but it is also valid as a private document without witnesses. 
    • Some owners include an inventory of all the objects that you can find in the flat when you move in. Make sure to check if all the objects are actually there. It is also suggested to take photos of the flat when you move in. 
    • The flats are equipped with different meters (equipment measuring the consumption): electricity, water and gas (and/or heating). Make sure to read the meters when you move in and record the values in the agreement or in an appendix, because this ensures that you will have to pay for your own consumption only.
    • When you terminate a lease agreement, it is important to get a signed document about it too. It must contain that the owner checked the flat, found it okay, the bills are paid and you got your security deposit back. 



If you haven’t found a place to stay right after your arrival, it is advisable to book a room in a hostel or a cheaper hotel for the first 2 or 3 weeks of your stay in Budapest. 

If you know of more people from your group who are in a similar situation, you may also consider renting a flat together on or

Booking a room on is practical also because most places offer the possibility of free cancellation until a very late date. Thus, if you find some accommodation in the meantime, you can easily cancel the temporary accommodation. 

If you prefer hostels or hotels, here are a few hostels that you can check out: 

If you don’t want to stay in mixed rooms (boys and girls together), ask the accommodation service provider whether rooms are mixed or not before you book the room. If you don’t mind staying in mixed rooms, you can find many more options on (filter for hostels).