Welcome to our new students

Orientation week and useful information

2021.01.10.
Welcome to our new students

The Orientation Week is organized for new international students at ELTE Faculty of Humanities at the beginning of each academic semester.

Our program is designed to introduce you to the Faculty, staff, and organizations you will have contact with during your stay at ELTE in Budapest. It also provides information and advice that will assist you in adjusting to the learning environment of the University and to the life in Budapest and Hungary.
  • Time: 1 - 5 February (Monday – Friday)
  • Location: TBA (online: Microsoft TEAMS, in-person: Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4.)

All important information on COVID-19 at Faculty of Humanities

Changes to entry regulations to Hungary

Please be informed that due to the worsening statistics, as of 1 September, 2020, the Hungarian Government has decided to reintroduce border control regulations, thus special entry requirements must be met.

Information for students staying in quarantine

Education and teaching arrangements in 2020/21/2

As of November 11, 2020 until contrary provisions, ELTE has switched from hybrid education to distance education. The Spring semester is planned to be conducted based on the regulations of hybrid education, taking into account that the curriculum will probably be delivered and cultivated in a completely online educational form in the first half of the semester. Nevertheless, ELTE encourages students to arrive in Hungary at the beginning of the semester regardless of the form of education, provided the future epidemiological measures allow.
 
As soon as the Hungarian Government will resolve the present restrictive measures, according to the special Academic Regulation for Students following types of instruction will be possible:
1. Present (face to face) course
2. Completely online course
2.1 synchronous online course (according to timetable, but online)
2.2 asynchronous online course (not in the real time of the timetable)
3. Combined course (both present and online)
3.1 Present and synchronous online course
3.2 Present and asynchronous online course
 
Please never forget the general COVID-19 obligations:
  • wearing a mask
  • washing hands
  • keep distance
  • do not leave your home, if you have symptom

Information about the enrolment process (Only for full time BA/MA students)

All Freshmen must go through the enrolment process, this will be the first administrative step of your student life at ELTE. Enrolment can be done either in person or distant (online).
Please note that if you are not able to start your studies in the autumn semester of the academic year 2020/21, you still need to enrol both in the Neptun system and in person (or via distant (online) registration) at the Office of Educational Affairs. The suspension of your studies and the setting of the passive semester only need to be announced in Neptun under the menu item Administration - Enrollment / Registration. In the event of failure to enrol in person, studies can only be started after a new, successful admission procedure.
Please be informed that in case of enrolment in person it is a must to make an appointment between 24th August 2020 and 28th August 2020.
The registration interface required for making an appointment is available among the information concerning the enrolment in person.

Enrolment in person

Enrolment in person consists of two steps: electronic enrolment in the Neptun system and appearance in person at the university during the enrolment period.
1. Electronic enrolment in the Neptun system:
  • Registration: under the menu on Administration - Enrollment / Registration
  • Reconciliation of your personal data: please check the data provided by Neptun during the recruitment process, in particular your identity card number, permanent address, as well as telephone and e-mail contact details
  • Print the Enrolment 2020 pdf from Neptun
2. Enrolment in person at the university:
  • Making an appointment: https://idopontfoglalas.elte.hu/btk.php.
  • To ensure social distance, enrolment is only possible at the time booked here. The interface will be available between 24th August 2020 and 28th August 2020, please make an appointment during this period.
  • We would like to call your attention that it is mandatory to wear a mask during enrolment. Please arrive approx. 10 minutes before the booked appointment.
  • Venue of enrolment: 4/A Múzeum körút, 1088 Budapest.
International students entering Hungary from countries / regions in the yellow and red categories will be notified via e-mail and Neptun message about the information and tasks related to the entry.

The following documents are required:

  • your printed & signed enrolment sheet, 2 copies (from Neptun system)
  • Letter of Acceptance received from ELTE
  • Confirmation of Payment document of your tuition fee received from ELTE and/or the copy of your bank slip
  • passport
  • your original certificate of matriculation (graduation certificate from high school studies)
  • if you applied for an MA programme, your BA degree (diploma) + degree supplement (Transcript of Records)
  • your Hungarian address (zip code, city, name of the public place, floor, door number)
  • student visa page
  • language level certificate
  • 1 passport photo (coloured) – Write your full name at the back with capital letters!
IMPORTANT
The documents are all required in their ORIGINAL forms, but bring PHOTOCOPIES of them as well.
It is not possible to enrol in case of even one of the documents listed below is missing! If you do not have any of the following documents, you must arrange them to be obtained or replaced before the date of the enrolment.

Distant (Online) Registration for Students with a Permission to Distance Learning

The steps of distant registration are listed below, please follow them carefully:
1. Electronic enrolment in the Neptun system:
  • Registration: under the menu on Administration - Enrollment / Registration
  • Reconciliation of your personal data: please check the data provided by Neptun during the recruitment process, in particular your identity card number, permanent address, as well as telephone and e-mail contact details
  • Print the Enrolment 2020 pdf from Neptun
2. Request for distant education:
Distance learning is available for students who (for different individual reasons) request and receive the possibility of not attending in person to the courses at the university. You can apply it in the Neptun system via e-request. The e-request for distance learning is available in Neptun under the menu on Administration - Requests.
If you do not only want to use distance learning, but you are not able to appear in person at the enrolment, and you want to arrange it online as well (distant registration) you have to submit your e-request by 17th August.
Please note that distant registration is only possible after completing and approving the request. The decision on the reviewing process of requests is expected on the week of 24th August, for which you will be notified via Neptun message and via your email address defaulted in Neptun. You can view the decision in Neptun under the menu item Administration - Requests on the Submitted Requests tab.
 
3. Sending the necessary documents via e-mail to the study coordinator corresponding to the level of your training at the Office of Educational Affairs:
  • Ms. Zsófia GULYÁS (BA programme coordinator): gulyas.zsofia@btk.elte.hu
  • Mr. László FŐGLER (MA programme coordinator): fogler.laszlo@btk.elte.hu

The following documents are required:
  • your printed & signed enrolment sheet, 2 copies (from Neptun system)
  • Letter of Acceptance received from ELTE
  • Confirmation of Payment document of your tuition fee received from ELTE and/or the copy of your bank slip
  • passport
  • your original certificate of matriculation (graduation certificate from high school studies)
  • if you applied for an MA programme, your BA degree (diploma) + degree supplement (Transcript of Records)

Contact us! Your coordinators at the Department of International Affairs

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your international coordinator at the Department of International Affairs.
Based on the decision of the Faculty Leadership office hours at the Department of International Affairs will be online during the AY 2020/21/1 too. Newly admitted students (freshmen) may come only once in person to our office.
After it please do not come to the office in person! Your coordinators will have online office hours via Microsoft TEAMS in the usual office hours:
  • Monday: 13.00-16.00
  • Tuesday: no office hours
  • Wednesday: 13.00-16.00
  • Thursday: no office hours
  • Friday: 9.00-12.00
Students have to book an appointment for online office hours via Microsoft TEAMS  here: https://idopontfoglalas.elte.hu/btkni.php