Students are responsible for their own housing arrangements. However, we will provide all possible assistance to students in finding appropriate lodging. We very much suggest that you start looking around for a place to live in during the semester only once you are already here in Budapest (descriptions and pictures posted on the internet can be deceiving). Hotels and hostels are available for short term stays (5-6 days) to ensure that you have somewhere to sleep upon arrival until you find a suitable apartment (which is generally possible within a days in Budapest).
It is suggested that students rent a flat or share a rented flat, which is what most international students do. Renting a flat in the city ranges from about 400 to 600 EUR/month, depending on the size and location of the flat and on the number of students sharing it. Try to get in contact with someone who has already spent a semester in Budapest or contact one of the real estate agencies.