General information For Freshers

Congratulations for choosing Óbuda University for your studies! In this site you can find all important information regarding the upcoming semester.

Rectors’ welcome

The welcoming words for the newly admitted students of the 2023/2024. autumn semester by Prof. Dr. Levente Kovács, rector of the Óbuda University.

Faculties at Óbuda University

The University has 7 Faculties, 6 in Budapest and one in Székesfehérvár. The description of the faculties available here: Faculties

Academic calendar

Registration Week: The first week of the academic period, during which primarily academic-related tasks (such as semester registration, subject, and course enrollment) can be completed or finalized. For the 2023/24/1 semester, it will take place between September 4 and 8, 2023.

Academic Period (Semester): The 15-week period that includes both the Registration Week and the weeks when regular classes are held. For the 2023/24/1 semester, it will be from September 4 to December 16, 2023.

You can find the Academic calendar here: Academic calendar 2023-24 Autumn semester

Orientation week

We are very pleased to invite you for to the Orientation Week, which will be hold in the period of 5-8 September 2023. Please find the detailed programme here.

During this week you will be able to get lots of information about the university, your official study obligations, programs, events and will have a possibility to meet the representatives of the university and other freshmans from all over the World.

Joining to the Orientation Week programmes is free, but you need to register here: Registration

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The Senate of Óbuda Universties’ Semester Opening Ceremony

Information about the Semester Opening Ceremony of Óbuda University

The Senate of Óbuda Universities’ Semester Opening Ceremony will be held on the 11th of September 2023. (Monday) starting at 14:00 at the Várkert Bazár (1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6.).

We are expecting the attendance of students who have been admitted to Óbuda University in the 2023 general or admission procedure.

Please note that for students enrolled at a full-time Budapest site, attendance is mandatory!

To attend the official Opening Ceremony of the Óbuda University, please fill in the registration form: Registration form for Opening Ceremony

Neptun System / Neptun code

The Neptun Unified Education System is the mandatory administrative platform for students’ studies. For logging in you need a unique Neptun code about which every admitted student will receive in an email.

The Faculty coordinator will send the Neptun identification code to every admitted student to their email address. Please check the Spam/Unsolicited mail/Junk mail folders as well! If you have Neptun identification code, you can access the Neptun system of Óbuda University by clicking the following picture:

On the Neptun student web interface, educational materials demonstrating the use of Neptun are available, knowledge of which facilitates quick and accurate use of the system.

Ensuring equal opportunities for student with disabilities

Equal Opportunities Committee’s Sub-Committee for Students with Disabilities:

We are committed to supporting our students’ academic work and progress in every possible way. Therefore, if you have visual, hearing, mobility impairments, or any other learning difficulties, please inform the host faculty disability coordinator:


Name of the Faculty disability coordinator

E-mail of the Faculty disability coordinator

Alba Regia Technical Faculty

Ms. Tímea Bekk

Bánki Donát Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering

Ms. Erika Jókai PhD

Keleti Károly Faculty of Business and Management

Mr. Ferenc Katona

Kandó Kálmán Faculty of Electrical Engineeringt

Mrs. Andrea Csikósné Pap Andrea PhD

John von Neumann Faculty of Informatics

Ms. Henriette Steiner  PhD

Rejtő Sándor Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering

Ms. Piroska Prokai

Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Mr. János Katona PhD

The University’s institutional disability coordinator is Piroska Prokai (, to whom you can also turn with your questions and issues, in addition to the faculty coordinator. You can consult with her about the possible ways of assistance, and you can request a personal meeting with her at the email address provided in the above coordinator table.

Your personal information will be treated with special attention and kept confidential during the related procedures.

University Student Council

The University Student Council is the primary representative body of the University’s students. Apart from advocacy, however, it carries out a number of activities.

Dear newly admitted Students,

We welcome you to the “four virtual walls” of Óbuda University! We congratulate you on your successful entrance exams, and we hope that this success will continue on in the future. Although you still have a long way to go before you enter the world of graduates, we still want you to always look back on your time here as a fond memory. The University Student Council and the Faculty Student Councils also work to make your university years to be the best and be as smooth and eventful as possible. If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact the Student Council, we can safely say that there is a solution to every problem and an answer to every question. We wish you a quick integration into the world of the university and semesters rich in success and credits!

The University Student Council is the primary representative body of the University’s students. Apart from advocacy, however, it carries out a number of You can read more information on

Mentor system

Every semester hundreds of international students come to Óbuda University from all over the world. The aim of the mentor program is to encourage intercultural exchange and to support the new students during their stay here, in general, especially at the beginning of the semester.

For more information please visit our website here:


The basic task of the Library is the planned and continuous collection, filing, discovery and provision of the literature necessary for the teaching, research and academic work of the University. The Library contributes to the development of students’ knowledge of library use, to familiarizing them with literary research methods, and also provides assistance in acquiring information culture, and as a public library, it participates in the National Document Supply System (Országos Dokumentumellátó Rendszer – ODR), thereby ensuring the University’s comprehensive literature supply.

Student ID card

A student admitted to a higher education institution is entitled to apply for a student ID card and to use the related benefits. You can read more information by clicking on the chapter title.

The student ID card is free of charge and can be applied for by all students who have an Active student status and an Active semester at a Hungarian higher education institution. Using the student ID card you can get discount for travel, cultural programmes and in some shops.

Physical Education

Information about Physical Education courses and the Elite Athletes program:

Sports and competitive opportunities for students at Óbuda University are provided by the Physical Education and Sports Institute (TSI).

In Óbuda University, physical education classes are held in four sports halls located at Tavaszmező Street, Népszínház Street, Doberdó Street, and Thököly Street, as well as at external venues.

Starting from the 2023/24/1 semester, physical education becomes a criterion subject with the following duration:

  • For BA/BSc/BProf (Bachelor) programs, it is a 4-semester subject.
  • For MA/MSc (Master) programs, it is a 2-semester subject.

Students from both full-time and part-time schedules have the opportunity to earn 1 credit point every semester. The acceptance of the semester is uniform at all campuses.

Students will initially be enrolled in the “Physical Education I” course, which serves as a collecting course. During the registration period, they can choose from the available courses and finalize their selection by changing their registration to the chosen course.

Elite athletes and students suffering from severe illnesses may be exempted from participating in physical education classes. Students requesting exemptions based on their status as elite athletes or health conditions should enrol in the course “Versenysport felmentések” (Course code: 84). The exemption request and the accompanying certificates should be submitted to the responsible course instructor by the end of the 3rd week of the academic term.


In addition to mandatory physical education classes, there are various opportunities for regular training and participation in university and college-level competitions in different sports. You can inquire about these sports opportunities from the physical education teachers, on our website, or on our Facebook page.


The University Sports Club, Kandó SC, welcomes students who are eager to participate in the following sports sections: basketball, martial arts and combat sports, volleyball, archery, water polo, chess, and recreational sports. For detailed information regarding membership, you can contact Ákos Hiervarter, the director of the institute, at the email address


The physical education subject can also be fulfilled through participation in internal and inter-institutional events and competitions. Students who wish to fulfill the subject in this way should enroll in the course “Egyetemi sportrendezvények” (Course code: 116). After enrolling in the course, you will receive a message on Neptun with further details. You will be able to participate in the following competitions:

  • Internal events within the institution:
    • ÓE House Championships, cups
    • ÓE Sports Day: volleyball, martial arts, women’s and men’s basketball, handball, table tennis, football, futsal, bench press, tennis, ergometer rowing, chess.
  • Inter-institutional events:
    • Budapest University and College Sports Federation (BEFS) organized Budapest Area University Sports Competitions
    • Technical Higher Education Sports Day
    • Hungarian University and College Sports Federation (MEFS) organized national competitions between higher education institutions
    • Carpathian Basin Universities Cup
    • National Championships
    • Mass sports events (marathon, half marathon, UltraBalaton, Balaton swim, etc.).

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ákos Hiervarter at


Our Facebook page of the Óbuda University: Óbuda University International, here you can follow the news of internationalization of the University. We kindly encourage our incoming students to join the International Students – Óbuda University, Budapest group, where you can find all important information regarding your study at Óbuda University and vibrant student life in Budapest. In this group we post some general information, games, events etc., so please stay tuned and follow us there! When joining, you will be requested to answer few questions, please fill them correctly, and if you are with a different name on FB, please mention your real name (according to your passport) as this is an officional site.

Updated: 25.08.2023.