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Erasmus Experience in Budapest, Hungary by Sara

Why did you choose to go to Budapest, Hungría?

I knew it was a beautiful city, with a lot of culture and interesting aspects, so when I found a suitable university program in this city I went for it

How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

My stay here is more or less 5 month, the money I receive are enough to pay rent and utilities but I will probably have to add some of my savings at a certain point. They definitely do not cover all the costs

What is the student lifestyle like in Budapest?

Here people like to party a lot but, due to covid19, I didn't experience this aspect a lot

Would you recommend the city and the University of Budapest to other students?

I will recommend this if they are pretty open-minded and ready to be challenged

What is the food like?

I didn't have the chance to try Hungarian food

Did it cost you to find your accommodation in Budapest?

Yeah, a bit

How much does it cost to live in Budapest?

It depends on what the person want. It ranges from 200/month for a shared room to 350 for a single

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

The language is extremely complicated but courses are available and generally joung people or shop assistents in the city center know how to speak English

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Budapest from your city?

I travelled here by airplane

Where would you recommend to go on a night out in Budapest?

I would definitely recommend to go in one of the many ruins pub (like szimpla kert), Morrison II hosts a special Erasmus night every Monday with super cheap beer until 11 p. m. and then... I will probably recommend a boat party

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Budapest?

No, sorry

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

A lot of sites can be found in the city and in the outskirts. The journey is generally pretty cheap, so super recommended

Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Budapest in the future?

The city is pretty nice but people can be scary if you are not ready for what is expected you. A lot of homeless people are in the streets, drunk people at every hour and some random weirdo here and there. Definitely would not recommend to get a flat in Blaha square if you are alone

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