TAJ (Hungarian State Health Insurance) information for EEA Citizens

for Hungarian Students

Hungarian students with a Hungarian ID/passport and address card indicating a permanent address are eligible for the Hungarian State Health Insurance (TAJ).

  • If you are enrolled in a Hungarian accredited or in a further specialization program, your TAJ is automatically arranged and covered by the Educational Authority (Oktatási Hivatal).
    • For MA students: the insurance is arranged for the whole period of study.
    • For PhD students: the insurance is arranged for the period of 36 months (or until your student status is changed to “doktorandusz”).

Note: If your application did not go through FELVI, your case will be exceptional, and your TAJ insurance must be activated manually at the CEU Student Center (Nador 11, Room 304).

  • If you are enrolled in programs not accredited in Hungary your TAJ is arranged and paid manually by CEU.  
    • For MA students: the insurance is arranged for the whole period of study.
    • For 2-year MA students: the insurance is arranged for the whole period of study but the summer months of July and August after the first year are not covered.
    • For PhD students: the insurance is arranged for the period of 36 months total.

Cost of TAJ for individual payers: 7,500 HUF per month as of January 1, 2019.

for EEA Students

Enrollment conditions to the Hungarian State Health Insurance System (TAJ): 

  • not insured in another/home country’s state health care system (proven by E104 form) 
  • valid Hungarian address card with registered permanent address (in Hungarian “Lakóhely” not “Tartózkodási hely”) for at least 1 year.

For the detailed application process please click here. 

EEA citizens (including Hungarian citizens) enrolled in the Hungarian State Health Insurance System (TAJ) can request a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in person or via mail through the National Institute of Health Insurance Fund (NEAK) located at 1139 Budapest, Teve utca 1/a-c. Necessary documents: valid TAJ card, national ID, registration card, address card.