Welcome to BME!

We are the International Mentor Team (IMT). Our organisation exists to help international scholarship holders (SH, SCYP and Diaspora), and fee-paying students settle in Budapest. We will help you through some of your mandatory administration steps and organise fun events for you!

First steps

Here is an outline of the first administrative steps you will have to take as a new student at BME. Click the button below for our other videos on useful info at BME!

About health care

Official steps

We collected all the special COVID-related entry requirements to Hungary. Also, you can see the various transportation options from the airport.



You can find a detailed description of the university’s registration process including a guide to Neptun.


Depending on where you are from, you have strict deadlines to register at the Immigration Office. Here is how to do it.

Immigration Office

This article walks you through the steps of managing your official matters to stay in Hungary

Official matters for staying in Hungary

If you want to receive a Hungarian governmental scholarship, you are required to open a Hungarian bank account.

Bank account

If you want to start working, you will need to pay taxes. For that, you need to get a tax ID.

Tax office

You are eligible for free healthcare in Hungary if you have a TAJ card. Your TAJ number is also necessary to be legally employed in Hungary. 

TAJ card

Read this starter guide we wrote for you to make life easier for yourself in the first few weeks

Good to know

Official steps

It is strongly suggested that you start your application at least 2 months before your current card would expire!

Residence permit renewal

To renew your residence permit you must have valid health insurance, Start the TAJ renewal by renewing your residence permit.

TAJ renewal


Whenever you move to a new place, you are legally obliged to report it to the Immigration Office within 3 workdays.

Address card update

Contact us

If you have any questions please check the FAQ or contact us using the form below! We aim to provide answers as detailed as possible, which can take some time. Please be patient; we cannot respond immediately.

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