Orientation 2024 Spring

Orientation 2024 Spring Autumn

Last modified: 31. January 2024


6 -8 February 9 - 11 February 2024

Due to students' arrival feedback we moved the orientation dates for the weekend, Fri - Sun.

Planned programme:

9 February, Friday - Gödöllő, Rector's Ceremonial Hall:
09:30-10:00 Registration and enrollment
10:00-10:30 Welcome greetings, MATE presentation
10:30-11:00 Erasmus Practical Info and Neptun crash course
11:00-11:30 ESN MATE presentation and ESN Card purchase
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-13:00 ESN games, Campus tour
13:00-14:00 Erasmus admin time

Simultaneously on Buda Campus, G12 room:
Same as in Gödöllő but with Buda Campus related info
18:00 Pub tour, Blokk Bar - Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 52. - Budapest Pub Tour in the evening

10 February, Saturday: Budapest city tour

11 February, Sunday: Szentendre tour

12th February - Classes start



Academic year 2023/24 will start on 4 September 2023


The Autumn Semester orientation programmes will take place from 5-8 September. Registration is necessary. Additionally, students can decide to join Gödöllő Downtown Days where our MATE - LAOS stand will represent our University and the recently established Embassy of Laos as well as the Hungarian-Lao Friendship Association on 9 September. Various programmes, organised by the town, will be available during the whole weekend in Gödöllő.

PLANNED Programme in Gödöllő:

5 September

     9:30 - 10:00 Regsitration, welcome snacks
     10:00 Welcome ceremony and meeting the international staff
Venue: Szent István Campus Gödöllő, Páter Károly u. 1., Main building, Ground floor, Rector's Ceremony Hall

The event is streamed, follow it online. In case the linked word does not work, click on this link: https://youtube.com/live/FYJebukHpPg?feature=share.
     11: 30 Group photo in front of the Main building
     11: 30 Erasmus Exchange Students Practicalities
Venue: Szent István Campus Gödöllő, Páter Károly u. 1., Main building, Ground floor, Rector's Ceremony Hall
     14:00 Campus Tour in Szent István Campus
Meeting point: in front of SZIC Main building, at the entrance
Depending on the number of students, there might be more groups!

Unfortunately, the Library cannot be visited at the moment. However, here you can find information about the opening hours of SZIC Library.

6 September

     9:00 Neptun Training
Venue: Szent István Campus, MIK Room 14; Meeting point: in front of the Dorm, Building B
​14:00 Visit in SZIA Ecological Garden (Meet the Volunteers)
Meeting point: in front of SZIC Main building, at the entrance
15:00 How to survive in Hungary - Practicalities by mentors
Venue: SZIC Main building, Rector's Ceremony Hall, ground floor

For those who could not attend the event, the presentations are available below:
Welcome to Hungary by Yassine Zaghdoudi Mohamed
​​​​​​​Finding a job in Hungary by Abdelrhman Ayman Mohamed Mohamed Hamad

7 September - Day of Hungarian Culture

     13:45 Hungarian folk music and songs by Krisztina Benedek, folk artist and performer of folk music and her ensemble
     15:00 Visit in Gödöllő Royal Palace - Opening ceremony of Schönbrunn Collection Exhibition
     16:30 MATE-Forduló Folk Dance Ensemble - Hungarian dances at the court of the Royal Palace
​​​​​​​     17:00-17:30: Visit of Schönbrunn Collection Exhibition ONLY for registered students.

8 September - Administration Day

Venue: Szent István Campus Gödöllő, Páter Károly u. 1., Main building, Ground floor, Rector's Ceremony Hall    
     9:00 - Stipendium Hungaricum Practicalities
by Ms. Kánai Csilla SH Institutional Coordinator
     9:15 - Practical Matters by Ms. Judit Tallárom-Czingili
     9:30-12:00 - NON-EDUCATIONAL administration (possible ONLY AFTER registration for the semester in person!)
Meet the representatives of OTP Bank and Tax Authorities; preparation of health insurance and tax ID applications, bank account opening procedures. Clarification of procedures at the Immigration Office for NON-VISA country citizens​​​​​​​. Receipt of residence permits of D visa citizens.

9 September - Gödöllő Downtown Days: MATE - Laos stand

     9:00 - 17:00 Join and visit our stand in the Civilian Street demonstrating local products made in Laos such as handicrafts, sticky rice basket, premium arabica coffee beans (Dao coffee and others), slide show, traditional Lao dancing on stage and a lot more.​​​​​​​

Lecture Period: (13 weeks) from 11 September 2023
Exam Period: (6 weeks)​​


BUDA CAMPUS - coming soon

7 September

Orientation dedicated only for first-year international students of Buda Campus will take place on  7th September, between 9-12 am on Buda Campus, building G, room G106.
Registration: 9:00 - 9:30 am - Buda Campus, building G, room G106
Informative session: 9:30
  • Introduction of international staff of Buda Campus
  • Non-educational administrative duties of newcomers (residence permit, health insurance, TAX ID, Student ID)
  • Scholarship Practicalities
  • Introduction of the Student Union and SH mentors
  • Survival tips by senior international students
  • Living together in peace

The informative session will be followed by ice-breaking games and campus tour. In the afternoon (2-5 pm) international students of Buda Campus are welcome to join the Day of Hungarian Culture held in Gödöllő (free of charge, but the visit of Gödöllő Royal Palace is only for preregistered students).

KAPOSVÁR CAMPUS - 12 October 2023

Welcome Orientation Info Day:
​​​​​​- International Coordinator
- Dorm
​​​​​​​- Study Registrars