AIT helps students find reasonable accommodation for their stay. Following acceptance to AIT, students should complete the Room Match Form electronically on the website. We try to find the most suitable accommodations for the semester in Budapest. After collecting all housing requests, apartments will be assigned randomly by ballot.

Housing during the Covid-19 pandemic

What will housing be like?
AIT will no longer offer shared bedroom accommodation. Only single occupancy bedroom apartments and studios will be available to facilitate better social distancing and self-isolation when needed. Students may not elect to live in apartments that are not approved by AIT. Only AIT approved housing will be available. Please note that AIT approved apartments are located in the Budapest downtown area. Commuting to AIT using public transportation is an everyday routine and it takes approximately 40 minutes both ways!

Will there be separate housing for those who need to quarantine with or without symptoms?
Yes, AIT is working to maintain a number of apartments that will be available to those who need to quarantine temporarily because they tested positive or need isolation because they were in contact with someone who tested positive or displayed Covid-like symptoms. Students in temporary quarantine housing will be assisted by AIT staff members and health care professionals when needed.

Accommodations

Generally, 2-5 students will share a two-five bedroom apartment. Housing options will be specified on the Room Match Form. Apartments are equipped with internet connection, linens, sheets, washing machine (clothes dryers are rarely used in Hungary), and a fully equiped kitchen. A cleaning service is brought in once a month.

Location

Students often like to take advantage of Budapest’s spectacular cultural offering and vibrant night life, so AIT offers accommodation in the city center. Living downtown is more convenient for evening programs and on weekends, but this will entail a 40-50-minute commute every day to the AIT Campus. Students will purchase a transportation card, which costs about $20 per month for unlimited use. In most cases, they will have access to transportation 24/7.

Rental fee

The monthly rental fee is approximately $370 - $450 per person (plus utilities). Most landlords ask for a security deposit for incidental damages which should be provided together with the initial rental fee and will be returned upon moving out.

There are three price ranges for AIT apartments::

Living alone in a studio apartment $520-670
Shared apartment, own, normal sized bedroom $350-420
Shared apartment, own, smaller sized bedroom $310-340

Please note that for students only participating in the month-long Summer Term, landlords may charge a slightly increased rent.

Currency exchange note: estimations below were calculated at the most usual 290 rate (1 USD / HUF) this figures may change as the HUF/USD exchange rate is subject to great volatility.

Deadline

Please fill out the Room Match Form no later than 2 weeks after acceptance. If you have a roommate request, please indicate this in the appropriate box.