P.I.F.I.S

Corvinus Preparatory

About the institution

The Preparatory Insitution for Internation Students was established in 1991. Since then more than 1000 foreigner students have participated in our program. Nowadays more than 100 students aplly to our program and around 80% of them are accepted to it. The courses are taught by experienced Math and English teachers, some of them have been teaching here since the program started and some of them are also professors at Corvinus University. Our goal is to help foreigner students to gain the english and mathematic skills that are needed in order to get into a Hungarian universities

About the institution

The Preparatory Insitution for Internation Students was established in 1991. Since then more than 1000 foreigner students have participated in our program. Nowadays more than 100 students aplly to our program and around 80% of them are accepted to it. The courses are taught by experienced Math and English teachers, some of them have been teaching here since the program started and some of them are also professors at Corvinus University. Our goal is to help foreigner students to gain the english and mathematic skills that are needed in order to get into a Hungarian universities

About the program

A one-year preparatory program is suggested for students who plan to do their Bachelor studies in Hungary, but wish to strengthen their English and Mathematics knowledge before attending university. those who complete the one- year preparatory program successfully gain direct admission to the program of their choice:

-Bachelor program in Business and Management
-Bachelor program in International Business
-Bachelor program in Applied Economics

About the program

A one-year preparatory program is suggested for students who plan to do their Bachelor studies in Hungary, but wish to strengthen their English and Mathematics knowledge before attending university. those who complete the one- year preparatory program successfully gain direct admission to the program of their choice:

-Bachelor program in Business and Management
-Bachelor program in International Business
-Bachelor program in Applied Economics

Entrance Requirements to program

To register you need to have finished or about to finish secondary school in the given academic year and need to meet the following requirements:
- ENGLISH: at least A2 level - Pre-intermediate (Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

- MATHEMATICS:
Secondary/Grammar School (also called High School in the US) finished with good results (minimum 70%)


When applying to our program you will also need to provide the following documents:
- Copy of valid passport
- Secondary school-leaving certificate (with official, notarized translation into English or Hungarian if it is in any other language) or an official certificate about the expected finish date of your studies from an accredited school.

Entrance Requirements to program

To register you need to have finished or about to finish secondary school in the given academic year and need to meet the following requirements:
- ENGLISH: at least A2 level - Pre-intermediate (Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

- MATHEMATICS:
Secondary/Grammar School (also called High School in the US) finished with good results (minimum 70%)


When applying to our program you will also need to provide the following documents:
- Copy of valid passport
- Secondary school-leaving certificate (with official, notarized translation into English or Hungarian if it is in any other language) or an official certificate about the expected finish date of your studies from an accredited school.

Entrance Requirements to Corvinus

The preparatory year program requires regular attendance by the students for all classes as the results obtained at the quizzes and exams written during the course of the year will determine whether or not a given student can gain direct admission to Corvinus University of Budapests Corvinus Business School or Faculty of Economics.

During the program year students have to take weekly math and english tests as well as complete regular assignments. At the end of the program students must take final math and english tests. For getting direct admission to Corvinus University we will take into account all the results of these tests and the amount of the students absence as well.

Entrance Requirements to Corvinus

The preparatory year program requires regular attendance by the students for all classes as the results obtained at the quizzes and exams written during the course of the year will determine whether or not a given student can gain direct admission to Corvinus University of Budapests Corvinus Business School or Faculty of Economics.

During the program year students have to take weekly math and english tests as well as complete regular assignments. At the end of the program students must take final math and english tests. For getting direct admission to Corvinus University we will take into account all the results of these tests and the amount of the students absence as well.

Academic schedule

The program consists of three parts:
- intensive English course in the 1st trimester (20 classes/week) between October and December.
- english and Mathematics classes in the 2nd trimester (15 math and 12 English classes/week) between January and May.
- and final intensive English course in the 3rd trimester (20 classes/week) bewteen May and June.

Academic schedule

The program consists of three parts:
- intensive English course in the 1st trimester (20 classes/week) between October and December.
- english and Mathematics classes in the 2nd trimester (15 math and 12 English classes/week) between January and May.
- and final intensive English course in the 3rd trimester (20 classes/week) bewteen May and June.

Application

You can register to the preparatory program of Corvinus Universtiry organized by PIFIS and start your online application by clicking here button.
If you have any questions please download the application guide or contact us on info@pifis.hu
The application procedure includes the following major steps:
- registering and applying on our online system by providing the necessary information and documents
- online english and math placement tests
- personal skype
For a detailed list of the application procedures steps please download the application guide.

Application

You can register to the preparatory program of Corvinus Universtiry organized by PIFIS and start your online application by clicking here button.
If you have any questions please download the application guide or contact us on info@pifis.hu
The application procedure includes the following major steps:
- registering and applying on our online system by providing the necessary information and documents
- online english and math placement tests
- personal skype
For a detailed list of the application procedures steps please download the application guide.

Fees

Evaluation fee: 200€ (to take the online evaluation test to determine your English and Maths skills)
Application fee: 300€ (non-refundable)
Tuition fee: 4500€**

*The above listed fees do not include the costs of any extra services. ** The tuition fee will be refunded only if the students visa application is officially rejected by the Hungarian Office of Immigration. The student has to inform the Preparatory Year (PIFIS) within maximum 5 days after receiving the official rejection from the Hungarian Embassy by sending us the scanned official note of rejection, as well as, a declaration form that can be downloaded from here (here - hyperlink a decl. form-ra). The application fee is non-refundable.

Fees

Evaluation fee: 200€ (to take the online evaluation test to determine your English and Maths skills)
Application fee: 300€ (non-refundable)
Tuition fee: 4500€**

*The above listed fees do not include the costs of any extra services. ** The tuition fee will be refunded only if the students visa application is officially rejected by the Hungarian Office of Immigration. The student has to inform the Preparatory Year (PIFIS) within maximum 5 days after receiving the official rejection from the Hungarian Embassy by sending us the scanned official note of rejection, as well as, a declaration form that can be downloaded from here (here - hyperlink a decl. form-ra). The application fee is non-refundable.

Services

We would like to help the students as much as possible to get settled in Hungary and be able to enjoy their new life in the country therefore we offer our help and provide the following services:

Services

We would like to help the students as much as possible to get settled in Hungary and be able to enjoy their new life in the country therefore we offer our help and provide the following services:

Accomodation

If you would like PIFIS to organize accommodation for you, we offer the following two choice. For more information on the accommodations please click their name.

Milestone dormitory
- Newly built high quality designer apartments
- 1 person/apartment
- Only 15 minutes away from the PIFIS campus
- Extra services included such as wifi, gym, cleaing, study room usage, etc.
- Rooms start from 430€/month + booking fee and general los fee
Having an accomodation in Hungary while studying here is necessary in order to be able to obtain a visa.

Csengery dormitory
- Lower quality dormitory in the heart of the city
- 2-3 people/room
- 25 minutes away from campus
- 700€ deposit for the first 4 month, then 140€/month

Accomodation

If you would like PIFIS to organize accommodation for you, we offer the following two choice. For more information on the accommodations please click their name.

Milestone dormitory
- Newly built high quality designer apartments
- 1 person/apartment
- Only 15 minutes away from the PIFIS campus
- Extra services included such as wifi, gym, cleaing, study room usage, etc.
- Rooms start from 430€/month + booking fee and general los fee
Having an accomodation in Hungary while studying here is necessary in order to be able to obtain a visa.

Csengery dormitory
- Lower quality dormitory in the heart of the city
- 2-3 people/room
- 25 minutes away from campus
- 700€ deposit for the first 4 month, then 140€/month

Insurance

We can offer you the possibility to be insured by Medicover (medicover.hu). They are a leading company in their field in our region and also the best solution in Hungary for a foreigner students. If you choose to be covered by Medicover we will send you a certificate of the insurance via DHL before your visa application but you will only need to pay for th insurance when you arrive to Hungary. The fee of the insurance for the year is 75.000 HUF For detailed information regarding what would be included in your insurance please click here. Having a health insurance while you stay in Hungary is also neccessary in order to get a visa.

Insurance

We can offer you the possibility to be insured by Medicover (medicover.hu). They are a leading company in their field in our region and also the best solution in Hungary for a foreigner students. If you choose to be covered by Medicover we will send you a certificate of the insurance via DHL before your visa application but you will only need to pay for th insurance when you arrive to Hungary. The fee of the insurance for the year is 75.000 HUF For detailed information regarding what would be included in your insurance please click here. Having a health insurance while you stay in Hungary is also neccessary in order to get a visa.

Airport transfer

We can send somebody to pick up you at the airport upon arrival and take you to your accomodation. The cost of the airport transfer is:
a/ up to 2 people: - 40.-€ ,(total)
b/ up to 6 people:-75.-€, (total)
c/ up to 12 people:-100.-€, (total)


The transfer fee includes the following services:
-Somebody will wait for you at the airport, and he will have a board with you name on it
-he will get you to the dormitory/your destination.
-he will help you register in the dormitory.


If your flight is delayed you need to inform us and if the transfer has to wait for you at the airport the driver will charge you 2.000.-HUF/hour.

Airport transfer

We can send somebody to pick up you at the airport upon arrival and take you to your accomodation. The cost of the airport transfer is:
a/ up to 2 people: - 40.-€ ,(total)
b/ up to 6 people:-75.-€, (total)
c/ up to 12 people:-100.-€, (total)


The transfer fee includes the following services:
-Somebody will wait for you at the airport, and he will have a board with you name on it
-he will get you to the dormitory/your destination.
-he will help you register in the dormitory.


If your flight is delayed you need to inform us and if the transfer has to wait for you at the airport the driver will charge you 2.000.-HUF/hour.

European Bank account

We can help our students open a Hungarian bank account and obtain a debit card by singing a contract with MKB Bank. We suggest this bank as they have the best offer for young adults (Junior package). The package usually includes the following: - MasterCard Online PayPass Debit card - text message service informing the owner about the changes on the account - access to the Direkt online system where bank statements arrive and transfers can be made

European Bank account

We can help our students open a Hungarian bank account and obtain a debit card by singing a contract with MKB Bank. We suggest this bank as they have the best offer for young adults (Junior package). The package usually includes the following: - MasterCard Online PayPass Debit card - text message service informing the owner about the changes on the account - access to the Direkt online system where bank statements arrive and transfers can be made

Visa and residence permit application support

As you will stay in Hungary for more then 90 days for the preparatory program you will have to apply for a residence permit upon arrival. Most third country citizens (non-EU, non-EEA) have to apply for a visa, as well, in order to enter Hungary. These applications can be made together at your local Hungarian Embassy. You will need the following documents, etc. for your application: - valid passport (the validity of which has to exceed that of the requested visa by at least 3 months);
- 1 passport-size colour photo (not older than 6 months);
- supporting documents of the purpose of stay; (this is the official Letter of Acceptance issued by the University and sent to you by PIFIS via DHL)
- justification of the permit of return or further travel;
- supporting documents of the accommodation; (We can send you this if you choose Medicover)For example your dormitory contract




Please find the detailed official description of entry for long stay in Hungary here:
www.konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu
www.bmbah.hu

For your local Hungarian Embassy or Consulate please check the following site: http://www.kormany.hu

PIFIS (Preparatory Institution for International Students) does not offer visa support but if you have any problem please let us know as we are able to recommend other partners who are able to help with your application.

Visa and residence permit application support

As you will stay in Hungary for more then 90 days for the preparatory program you will have to apply for a residence permit upon arrival. Most third country citizens (non-EU, non-EEA) have to apply for a visa, as well, in order to enter Hungary. These applications can be made together at your local Hungarian Embassy. You will need the following documents, etc. for your application: - valid passport (the validity of which has to exceed that of the requested visa by at least 3 months);
- 1 passport-size colour photo (not older than 6 months);
- supporting documents of the purpose of stay; (this is the official Letter of Acceptance issued by the University and sent to you by PIFIS via DHL)
- justification of the permit of return or further travel;
- supporting documents of the accommodation; (We can send you this if you choose Medicover)For example your dormitory contract




Please find the detailed official description of entry for long stay in Hungary here:
www.konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu
www.bmbah.hu

For your local Hungarian Embassy or Consulate please check the following site: http://www.kormany.hu

PIFIS (Preparatory Institution for International Students) does not offer visa support but if you have any problem please let us know as we are able to recommend other partners who are able to help with your application.