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Sectoral Recommendations for Organizing Higher Education During the State of Health Crisis (In force from 28 September 2020)

Entering Hungary during the Coronavirus Pandemic: 

The Government of Hungary has issued the 408/2020. Governmental Decree on the 30th of August 2020, according to that, we summarize the most important changes regarding travel restrictions in effect from the 1st of September:

The system of color-code classification of the countries has been abolished. All states outside Hungary shall be considered the same regarding their level of SARS-CoV2 infection, from the 1st of September 2020.

  • Students who are entitled to stay in Hungary for more than 90 days, are allowed to enter Hungary. All students need a Certificate (see bellow) to be able to enter the country which declares that the indicated person is an Erasmus student of the University. In order to receive the Certificate you are requested to fill in the form.

  • Students from visa-free countries have to fill in and submit a “Leniency Application” at least 48 hours before the intended entry, in order to cross the border. Before completing the application you have to have the Certificate signed by John von Neumann University.

To access the form, please visit the following website: and choose case „Államhatáron történő beutazáshoz méltányosság kérelem”. Select the form COVID 02.

Upon entry, the student holding a permit must undergo a medical examination, which they must tolerate.

If no infection is suspected based on the medical examination, the student will be placed in a quarantine in your rented place for 14 days. The epidemiological authority shall register the person placed in the official home quarantine.

If entry to Hungary takes place at least 14 days before the day of enrollment, a14-day official home quarantine must be completed, or –as per the approved request of the student –a molecular biological test (SARS-CoV-2 test) can be carried out, performed twice at least 48 hours apart, in accordance with professional healthcare rules. The student's higher education institution participates in the organization of the molecular biology test and it is carried out by the regionally designated medical higher education institution. Using public transport is not permitted for the student to visit the sampling facility; they must arrive at a pre-arranged time wearing a mask.

Students coming from a “red”country may leave official home quarantine with the permission of the epidemiological authority responsible for issuing the official home quarantine decision, if the results of both the first and second molecular biological tests confirm that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was not detectable in the student’s body at the time of the examinations.


Certificate (for Erasmus+ students)


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Why choose Kecskemét ?


There are many good reasons for choosing John von Neumann University. In recent years, the university has undergone significant development, including the construction of its new, 21st-century campus. Our diverse, practice-oriented training portfolio includes attractive and competitive programmes. Both the impressive quality of higher education in Kecskemét and the market value of the qualifications awarded here are guaranteed by the professionalism and dedication of our teaching staff, as well as the long-term stability of our institution. Kecskemét and the university offer an appealing, inspirational and student-friendly learning environment for those who choose to pursue their studies here.


The real question is: Why shouldn't you? Kecskemét is Hungary's eighth-largest city by population, and seventh-largest by area. Having benefited from more than 800 billion Hungarian forints’ worth of investment, Kecskemét offers a flourishing infrastructure and real estate market, a multinational corporate environment, a buzzing cultural life, festivals, more than a hundred restaurants, a municipal theatre, a spa and pool complex, and of course, the University itself. I could go on and on, but I simply adore this lovely, liveable and hospitable city its beautiful main square with the holiday lights, for instance.


KECSKEMÉT is one of Hungary’s most dynamically developing cities. Besides its growing population, its development is reflected by an unemployment rate that has fallen from year to year. This spectacular boom can be put down to industrial developments. In 2012, the Hungarian Government declared its intention to priorities Kecskemét and its region as a centre for vehicle engineering. In addition to the production plant of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft., currently under expansion, other significant companies also envision their future here. At the same time, the city’s many Art Nouveau-style buildings create a pleasing aesthetic environment.


Why choose John von Neumann University?

The long-term objective of John von Neumann University is to become a citadel for state-of-the-art education, research, development and innovation (R&D&I), technology transfer and services in Hungary and East-Central Europe, contributing to the creation of a knowledge-based European society and preserving the educational and cultural traditions of its predecessors.

The cornerstones of the University s value system are: professional commitment, student-orientedness, an ethical and empathic approach, quality, efficiency, responsibility, and reliability. In the creation of its programmes, this University of applied sciences aims to strike a balance between core fundamentals, modern know-how that can prepare students directly for their professional careers, and the practical application of such knowledge. The University continuously adapts its educational potential to European trends and demands, and takes on a lion s share in regional research and development projects.

The University's network of relations, readiness to cooperate, and study programmes that are constantly adapted to accommodate changing trends in economic and social life, guarantee that, in accordance with the strategic aims of Hungarian higher education, our graduates will be highly-qualified professionals who are equipped with marketable knowledge and competencies that the labour market demands and recognises.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               ― Tamás Fülöp, PhD, Rector


John von Neumann University:

  • is widely known as Hungary's “citadel” of applied sciences;
  • is one of Hungary's youngest universities, but built nonetheless on long-standing traditions and impressive teaching experience;
  • has produced more than 4,500 university graduates;
  • boasts three Faculties in the following educational disciplines: Business Administration, Economics; Horticulture and Rural Development, and Technology and Information Science;
  • offers state-funded and tuition-based enrolment opportunities, as well as the possibility to study either full-time or through correspondence programmes;
  • provides 30 accredited training programmes: 18 BA/BSc programmes, 5 MA/MSc programmes, and 7 higher vocational training programmes;
  • has a highly qualified academic staff composed of 39 professors, 18 researchers, and 193 instructors.