PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION

 

ACCEPTING THE SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Holders need to complete the following steps:

  1. Submit the missing documents until 1st August 2017 the latest (if needed).
  2. Get familiar with the rules and regulations of the programme
  3. Download the 'Acceptance of the Scholarship' declaration form, print it, sign it, scan it and
  4. …upload it to the online application system until 1st August 2017 the latest, and…
  5. …don’t forget to click on „I accept the scholarship”!
  6. Make sure you can arrive to Hungary until the enrolment deadline of the study programme. In case of any problems, discuss it with us.  Please note that you can delay your arrival until September 2018 the latest by submitting a postponement request (see   regulation about how to do it).
  7. Download your official „Letter of Award” - only if you did not postpone your studies with 1 or 2 semesters.
  8. The University of Miskolc will send you the official „Letter of Admission/Decision on Admission”.

Further information: http://www.tka.hu/international-programmes/3695/acceptance-of-the-scholarship 

 

VISA APPLICATION                                                                        

You have to apply for a Hungarian VISA in your home country (nothing can be done once you are in Hungary). When applying for a VISA you need among other documents – the list of required documents varies from country to country - a DECISION OF ADMISSION and a LETTER OF AWARD.

 

DECISION OF ADMISSION      

It is issued by the University of Miskolc and sent electronically to your e-mail address.  It confirms that you are accepted to study as a full-time / part-time student at the University of Miskolc as well as states that you are accommodated in Residence Hall E/6 of the University of Miskolc. 

 

LETTER OF AWARD

It is issued by the TPF. You have to download it from the TPF web-site. It confirms that you are a Stipendium Hungaricum Scholar and lists the allowances you are entitled to.

 

YOUR ARRIVAL IN HUNGARY

You are expected to arrive in Miskolc in the first week of September (3rd  – 6th September 2017), during the so-called registration week. You will have time then to move into Hostel E/6 and to get to know the campus a bit. You will be assigned a Hungarian mentor student, who will help you in finding your way to the Residence Hall on the day of your arrival and will show you around. The mentor student will contact you prior to your arrival via e-mail/facebook and will also inform you how to contact the social network of SH students at the University of Miskolc. 

The earliest day you can move into the Hostel is 3rd of September.

Please make sure that you arrive by the time of the ORIENATATION AND WELCOME MEETING,held on 7th September 2017!

 

Please, inform us about your date of arrival in Hungary ASAP by sending an e-mail to the relevant SH officer:

 

HOW TO GET TO MISKOLC? 

We are prepared to assist you in organising your travel to Miskolc from Budapest. The form of assistance may vary. Prior consultations via e-mail regarding your travel to Miskolc are inevitable. 

In case you do not need assistance you may choose from the following options. Please, let us know about decision in any case.

 

From Budapest to Miskolc

Airport Shuttle

After landing in Hungary you'll find an Airport Shuttle office in the terminal. We advise you to take an Airport Shuttle to get to the University of Miskolc directly. This is the most convenient way of travelling and it costs approx. 40 EUR. An on-line reservation prior to your travel is highly recommended. (http://www.airportshuttle.hu/)

By train

Another option to travel from Budapest to Miskolc is to travel by train. Take a taxi or an Airport Minibus to get to Keleti Pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station). Trains leave nearly every hour from Keleti Pályaudvar to Miskolc. Choose an Inter-City (IC) train. You can find the IC timetable and can also buy tickets online at the following web site: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en. A 2nd class ticket with seat reservation costs approx. EUR 20. You are advised to take an IC train instead of a regular train because ICs are much faster and more comfortable than regular ones.

 

From Tiszai Railway Station to the University 

By taxi

Once you arrived in Miskolc at Tiszai Railway Station, you shall take a taxi to get to the University. It costs approximately 10 EUR. 

By public transport

Numbered buses run in all directions across the city, and even beyond the city borders. Another means of transport is the tram (No. 1 and 2), running along the East-West axis of the town.
This is the route guide for how you can get from TISZAI railway station to the university:

OPTION 1

OPTION 2

  • take Tram Nr. 1 or Nr. 2 starting from the station
  • get off the tram at the 3rd stop (name of stop: SZINVAPARK). Here you have to  change to the bus. You simply cross the street (in the same direction) to the opposite side where you find the bus stop (in front of a Telenor mobile phone shop). Depending on the day and time when you arrive, you have to choose the right bus:
  • get on Bus Nr. 12 or 22 (they run on workdays from Monday to Friday between 4.00 am  and 7.00 pm.). Direction: EGYETEMVAROS (this will be displayed at the top  of the bus)
  • get off at UNI-HOTEL
    OR
  • get on Bus Nr. 20 (it runs on weekends and in early  morning/late evening hours on working days). Direction: TAPOLCA EGYETEMVAROS (this will be displayed at the top of the bus). Tapolca is the tourist district of Miskolc not far from the university. The bus goes onto the campus. You have to get off at UNI-HOTEL.

 

Useful links and information 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation will be provided during your studies in student hostel E/6 on campus. You do not have to fill in any separate application form for accommodation, it has already been reserved for you. Once you are here you will be required to sign an accommodation contract with the hostel (Accommodation contract form).

Type of available accommodation:  

  • Double / triple rooms. Bed clothes are provided (but you have to bring your own towels!). The price of a fast Internet access, heating, general cleaning and electricityare included in the fee. 
  • Shared kitchen. Bathroom and toilets are in the corridor.
  • The accommodation fee is directly transferred to the Hostel by the University.

 

Please inform us in due time if you have special requests (eg:  do not intend to stay in the hostel, wish to share the room with someone etc...).

Renting a private apartment in the city of Miskolc is also possible. However, you have to be prepared for much higher costs and more administrative duties than those of the Hostel .Please, let us know if you opt for this solution. We shall try to assist you in finding a suitable place to live. 

 

YOUR OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS 

Documents you need to bring along: 

  • passport, 
  • original certificates of education, 
  • 3 ID photos. 

Please make sure, that you have uploaded all requested documents to the web site of Tempus Public Foundation. The University of Miskolc will need most of those documents during the administrative procedure.

 

GOOD TO KNOW – PRACTICAL INFORMATION 

The campus is called the “university town” and it is no wonder. As it lies in the outskirts of Miskolc, students do not always have the time for or they simply do not feel like going downtown for different services. This mini town offers all kinds of facilities and services on the spot.

Internet access

In Building A1, two large computer rooms are in operation on the 2nd floor, under the supervision of the University Computer Centre.

In addition, you will also have wifi internet access in your rooms in the hostels.

Internet access is also available in the Central Library and at many other spots around.

Printing & Photocopying

You can find a stationary shop in Building A1, mezzanine. There is also one on the ground floor of Building A1, near the entrance closest to the student hostels. It provides printing and photocopying and also scanning.

In addition, a number of photocopiers are installed at different parts of the university (e.g. in academic blocks and the library).

Shopping

Students are advised to go shopping to the nearby hypermarkets LIDL and TESCO, or go downtown for doing their everyday shopping. There is a small tobacco shop, next to the canteen.
Additional information: Shopping and Entertainment in Miskolc

Eat & Drink

The university has a large canteen open Monday – Saturday (lunch hours: 11:00-14:30 Mon-Thu; 11:00-14:00 Fri; 11:00-13:30 Sat). You can choose a fixed menu (2 choices in soups and 3 choices in main dishes are offered) at fixed price (890 HUF), or you can choose from all kinds of hot meals á la carte and pay for them at the cash-desk (~1500 HUF). Prices for the fix menu can be lower if you buy a lunch ticket in advance (full month - 12 occasions, or half month - 6 occasions tickets at the price of 790 HUF/lunch, but they can only be used in the month they were purchased). 

There are cafés, buffets, and bakeries in different parts of the university where cold and hot meals, beverages, coffee, tea, cakes, sandwiches, pizza and hamburgers are served. You can also find a few coffee and coke machines all over the campus.

Additional information:

Music & Entertainment

The Rockwell Club and the E/2 Discoteque  offer regular opportunities to party for the students.

The MEN music festival is organised every year, in May.

Additional information: Shopping and Entertainment in Miskolc

Sports

Tennis courts, an athletics track, basketball and streetball courts, a football pitch, a sports hall, and a swimming pool can be found on the campus. 

There are fitness rooms and gyms in the Sports Hall (the round green building opposite the Uni Hotel), you can have a permanent card for the whole semester for 5000 HUF, and you can use these gyms 8.00-21.00 daily.  Fourteen tennis courts are also available for students at a similar rate.

There is a gym equipped for special weight training in student hostel E4, groundfloor, which you can use free of charge 15.00 - 18.00. As it is free of charge, most students like going there, so you have to go to sign up quickly, because later it will be overcrowded.

You can join the normal curricular Physical Education classes of Hungarian students (free of charge). Sports and games that can be chosen include: Fitness, Aerobics/Zumba, Thai boxing, Karate, Wing tsun kung fu, Basketball, Handball, Volleyball, Tennis, Badminton, Table tennis and American football.

There is a swimming pool as well at the edge of the campus. It is open 6:00-22:00 on Monday-Friday and 8:00-20:00 on Saturday-Sunday. A ticket for students (can be purchased with a student ID card) costs 950 HUF, although prices are lower if you buy season tickets and/or use the pool in special hours, early morning or late evening.

ATM

Unfortunately, there is no bank on the territory of the campus, but you can find several ATMs to get money. For any other financial transactions, you have to go to the city and find a bank (Erste, Raiffeisen, Citibank, UniCredit , etc).

Postal service

The university post-office is at your disposal with all postal services. It is located at the backside of the canteen.

Open hours: Mon – Fri 8.00 – 16.00.

The latest postal charges are on display at the customer’s desk, so you can check what stamps you need. Mailboxes in Hungary are red and emptied daily.

Library

The university operates a library network which includes the Central Library and libraries of the faculties, institutes and departments.  The total stock contains about 600,000 books and 2,663 journals serving around 100,000 users every year.

The Selmec Museum Library stores the complete stock, some 30,000 volumes, from the library of the ancient Alma Mater of Selmecbánya from the years 1735 – 1919. The permanent exhibition displaying a unique collection of the technical publications of the 16th – 19th centuries has thousands of Hungarian and foreign visitors every year paying tribute to the rich technical and scientific heritage of the first technical college of the world, which is the legal predecessor of the University of Miskolc.  The Historical Collection preserves the material relics of education and the life of youth and displays them in a permanent exhibition (“From Selmec to Miskolc, 1735 – 1985”). A number of temporary exhibitions can be visited by the public, too.

Open hours in the reading hall from 1 Sept to 30 June:

  • Monday  13.00 – 17.00
  • Tuesday-Friday:  9.00 – 17.00
  • Saturday:  9.00 – 13.00

USEFUL LINKS

Intitutions & Organisations

About Hungary

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