Arrival in Budapest
Upon arrival you will receive a Welcome Package and the CEU Student Handbook which will provide you with further information about student-related programs and services. The Welcome Packages include important information for starting the Academic Year (pre-session schedule, maps, accommodation, eating around CEU, etc.), while the Student Handbook lists the most important student services units and contact information.
Those Master students who are granted in-dorm accommodation as part of their financial aid package can pick up their Welcome Packages at the Dormitory reception upon their arrival.
All other students can receive their Welcome Packages at the university (Monument Building, Octagon) on Monday from 8 a.m. on the first day of the academic year for their department.
For the exact date, please refer to your Enrollment Confirmation Form or the Academic Calendar enclosed or contact the Student Life Office.
In your first week at CEU you will go through the CEU Pre-Session (a series of in-person meetings with professors of your department and staff of the university service units). The Pre-Session includes orientations about requirements for residence in Hungary, health insurance and housing arrangements. The Budget and Finance Office advises on banking arrangements and various payment procedures. You will also be introduced to a range of advisory and counseling services such as psychological counseling and career advising. During this time you will be completing a number of individual settling-down tasks, will be looking for rented accommodation (if not housed in the dormitory), and will become familiar with the university settings.
In addition, you will learn on how to become involved in student activities and in the work of the CEU Student Union (SU). The Alumni Relations and Career Services helps organize meetings between new students and alumni, while departments supplement the central Pre-Session activities with department-oriented events and introductory courses.
What is the easiest way to get to the Residence Center in case my transportation is not arranged in advance?
The Residence Center is located in Budapest's 10th district, Kerepesi ut 87. To get there:
From Liszt Ferenc (former Ferihegy) International Airport:
The easiest is to get an airport minibus. A one way ticket costs 5,900 HUF / about 22 EUR (subject to change).
From Southern railway station (Deli palyaudvar):
Take the red metro (line 2) to Ors Vezer ter, this is the terminal of the red line. From here take the bus number 44, or 45 to Egyenes utcai lakotelep, where the Center is located.
From Western railway station (Nyugati Palyaudvar):
Take the blue metro (line 3) to Deak ter. Here change to the red metro (line 2) and go to Ors Vezer ter. Take the bus number 44, or 45 to Egyenes utcai lakotelep where the Center is located.
From Eastern railway station (Keleti Palyaudvar):
Take the red metro (line 2) to Ors Vezer ter. Here take the bus number 44, or 45 to Egyenes utcai lakotelep where the Center is located.
How do I get to CEU from the dormitory?
Central European University is located in the city center. See map on how to get from the dormitory to CEU.