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. 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.

All incoming students will receive a Welcome Pack during a meeting with their department staff. These meetings will start at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the Orientation week. The first group of students will arrive on Monday, August 21, followed by a second one on August 28, and a final large group on September 4.  All students are warmly invited to attend a light Welcome Breakfast on Monday, September 4 at 7:30 a.m. in the lobby of CEU’s main campus.

More details on the Orientation week will be communicated to all incoming students.

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 CEU 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.

Additional Questions

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, 1106 Kerepesi ut 87. To get there:

From Liszt Ferenc International Airport:
The easiest is to get an airport minibus:

From Southern railway station (Deli palyaudvar):
Take the red metro (line 2) to Ors Vezer tere, this is the terminal of the red line. From here take bus 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. Change here to the red metro (line 2), go to Ors Vezer tere, and get on bus 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 tere, and change here to bus 44, or 45 to Egyenes utcai lakotelep where the Center is located.

How do I get to CEU from the dormitory?

Central European University (1051 Budapest, Nador utca 9) is located in the city center. See map on how to get from the dormitory to CEU.