In Budapest, there are several student job agencies where Hungarian and international students can apply for work besides their studies. Currently, depending on your citizenship, there are different rights and obligations.  


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Study & Work






General Rules

If you are a student coming from an EEA state (member states of the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Lichtenstein), there is no limitation regarding the working hours, and you need to hold a registration card. 

If you are a citizen of a country not part of the European Economic Area (non-EEA state), you can be employed during your studies with a residence permit for study purposes and work 30 hours a week during your study period with a maximum of 66 days. On average, it is possible to make between 200-300 EUR per month during the study period.  

You can work up to 90 days per year outside your study period. You can find detailed information here. 



Finding Employment

Budapest, as the capital city, offers a wide range of employment opportunities for international students, including jobs in retail, hospitality, tutoring, and language teaching. 

University career centers, job fairs, and online job portals are valuable resources for finding part-time employment opportunities. 

PPKE ITK organizes a career day each semester where international students also have the opportunity to get in touch with representatives of the job market. 



Language Requirements

While many international companies and multinational organizations in Hungary operate in English, knowledge of some Hungarian may be advantageous when seeking employment, especially in sectors that require direct interaction with Hungarian-speaking clients or customers. 



Taxation and Social Security

International students working in Hungary are subject to taxation on their income. Taxes are typically withheld from salaries by employers. 

EU/EEA students may be eligible for social security benefits, such as healthcare coverage, while working in Hungary. Non-EU/EEA students should verify their eligibility for social security benefits with relevant authorities. 



Balancing Work and Studies

While working part-time can be a rewarding experience, it's essential for international students to prioritize their studies and maintain a healthy work-life balance. 

Be sure to communicate with your professors and employers to manage your schedule effectively and ensure academic success.