No. 1/2022



On the suspension of the application of the Rector's Instruction No. 6/2021 and the institutional procedure for the management of epidemiological preparedness.


  1. Pursuant to Government Decree 77/2022 (III. 4.) on the abolition of certain protection measures against the coronavirus epidemic, the epidemiological restrictions will be lifted from 7 March 2022.


  1. Based on the above, the obligation to wear a mask at the University of Dunaújváros will also be abolished, therefore, Rector's Instruction no. 6/2021 on the use and absence of a mask to be worn during a health crisis is suspended. Anyone who feels threatened can still wear a mask.


  1. The application of the institutional procedure is also suspended with reference to Government Decree 77/2022 (III. 4.) on the abolition of certain protection measures against the coronavirus epidemic.


Entry into force:

This instruction is valid from March 7, 2022 until revoked.


Dunaújváros, 7th March 2022


Dr. István Andtás







Minister Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, announced at the Government Info on Thursday: as the fifth wave of the epidemic is coming to an end, the restrictions will be lifted from Monday:


  • The obligation to wear a mask will be abolished from Monday 7 March on public transport, in shops, shopping malls, post offices, customer services, theaters, cinemas, museums and sports events, and employees of catering units do not have to wear a mask in the course of their work.
  • A rule will be introduced that allows employers to require compulsory vaccination, except in the health and social fields, but teachers will not be required to vaccinate.
  • The regulations on the use of the security certificate will be removed.


However, the state of emergency is being maintained, partly because of the government’s ability to act and partly because of the danger of the sixth wave.


A government decree on the lifting of certain protection measures against the coronavirus pandemic was published in the Hungarian Gazette on Friday, 4 Marxh 2022.






From 15 February, only those will be eligible for a Hungarian vaccination certificate who have received the third, booster shot or took the second dose not longer than 6 months ago, the prime minister’s chief of staff said on Thursday. Taking the booster shot available for adults from four months after the second dose, will be required for remaining the validity of the one’s vaccination certificate.

In January there every Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be vacciantion campaign days when everbody can get the vaccine without registration. The dates are listed in the table below:

Date Thursday Friday Saturday
6-8 January 14.00 - 18.00 14.00 - 18.00 10.00 - 18.00
13-15 January
20-22 January
27-29 January


Quarantine period is about to be shorten as well

Hungary’s government has decided to shorten quarantine periods for people who test positive for Covid, the prime minister’s chief of staff said. Adults will be required to self-isolate for a seven-day period and will be allowed to leave quarantine after five days if they are symptom-free and produce a negative Covid test, Gergely Gulyás announced.




From Saturday, the wearing of a mask in enclosed spaces will be compulsory, Gergely Gulyás, the prime minister’s chief of staff, told a regular government news briefing on Thursday. The new measures of the government are the following:


  • It is mandatory to wear masks indoors - Mask-wearing will be compulsory in shops, malls, museums, theatres, cinemas and in areas open to the public in government offices. Using masks on public transport will continue to be compulsory.
  • You can only visit events for 500+ people with a valid vaccination card.
  • A third vaccination is mandatory for healthcare workers.


The vaccination campaign starts on Monday (22th of November) and lasts until Sunday (28th of November).


You can get the vaccinations in Dunaújváros between 07:00 and 19.00 at the following places:


  • In the Szent Pantaleon Hospital (Korányi Sándor street 4-6) main building ground floor and new building 1st floor.
  • In the City Clinic (Vasmű út 10.) 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th floor.


During the vaccination action week, you can arrive at the vaccination points with or without an appointment, either for the first or the missed second or third vaccination. Appointments can be booked by those who have pre-registered on www.eeszt.gov.hu website, but making an appointment is still recommended.

There are five types of vaccines available at hospital vaccination points: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sinopharm.

A Statement of Consent is required to administer the vaccine. To expedite the process, the statement can be downloaded from the link below. If possible, please take the completed, signed statement with you to the vaccination point.


Statement of consent for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine






In order to further increase vaccination and curb the epidemic, the government launches a vaccination action week at hospital vaccination points between 22-28 November 2021. Unvaccinated people can exceptionally arrive to the vaccination points without prior registration. In this case, they will be registered on site and vaccinated on a first-come first-served basis. For those who have previously registered online is still recommended to make an appointment, whether they want to take the first or missed second or third vaccination.

The vaccination action week runs between 22 November (Monday) and 28 November (Sunday) at hospital vaccination points from 7.00 to 19.00.

During the vaccination action week, you can arrive at the vaccination points with or without an appointment, either for the first or the missed second or third vaccination. Appointments can be booked by those who have pre-registered on www.eeszt.gov.hu website, but making an appointment is still recommended.

There are five types of vaccines available at hospital vaccination points: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen and Sinopharm.

During the vaccination action week, those who want to take their third vaccination can also arrive at the hospital vaccination points without an appointment. Taking the third dose of vaccine is recommended for everyone who has reached the age of 18 and has been vaccinated for more than 4 months.

The most important thing is for unvaccinated people to take the vaccine as soon as possible, because the now spreading delta-variant can cause them dangerous and serious illness. Of course, the first vaccination can be taken before and after the vaccination action week as well. Please take it as soon as possible.






Now that the number of active infections started to grow again, the Orbán government has decided to intervene. At his regular weekly press briefing, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, announced the following 3 new measurements entering into force as from 1 November:

  • Mask-wearing will be again mandatory on public transport
  • The government has also decided to give employers the right to require vaccination against Covid-19 as a precondition of employment.
  • After many hospitals decided to impose a ban on visitors, the government made this ban standard country-wide.


The above measures aim to slow down the spread of coronavirus in Hungary.






Rector's Instruction nr. 139-RKK/2021 on obligatory mask use


The Rector, in addition to the personal hygiene regulations of the University of Dunaújváros “Institutional Procedures for Epidemiological Preparedness for the Control of the Coronavirus and its Spread”, orders that:


  • On the territory of the University of Dunaújváros the use of a mask covering the nose and mouth in all buildings and in all enclosed spaces is mandatory for everyone - including students.
  • Instructors may refrain from using the mask during lessons if they have a Hungarian immunity certificate, and a distance of 1.5 meters from students is ensured.
  • A university employee may refrain from using the mask in his / her own office (also in the presence of other employees of the office) if he / she has an immunity certificate.
  • In the case of a non-educational event organized for students, the condition of entry is the use of the immunity certificate. In case of non-educational  events and gatherings the use of both the security card and the mask is mandatory.
  • The use of the mask in the dormitory area is obligatory for everyone, with the exception of the student being alone in his / her own room.


The Heads of Organizational Units are responsible for compliance with the mask wearing rules.


Entry into force: This instruction is valid from October 11, 2021 until revoked.


Dr. István András







Hungary surpasses 3.5 million vaccinated people today, so bar and restaurant terraces can reopen on Saturday.

Gergely Gulyás, the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed at the regular Government Info press conference on Thursday that the vaccination is in the right direction, so the bar and restaurant terraces will be able to reopen on Saturday.


The bars and restaurants will have to close at 9:30 pm and the nighttime curfew will be modified for the time period between 11:00 and 5:00 am.


The next stage of Hungary’s reopening will take place if we could cross the 4-4,5 million vaccination and they expect to reach this number during next week.







On Tuesday afternoon, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that the first 2.5 million people in Hungary had been vaccinated, meaning shops and services can reopen from Wednesday, 7 April 2021.

Last month’s vaccination campaign considered to be successful as 2.5 times more people got vaccinated at least with the 1st dose of COVID-19 Vaccine than in the preceding month. He said the vaccination campaign would continue at a similar pace.

Orbán added, however, that anti-pandemic measures would remain in place, and asked people to observe them.

From Wednesday on, the following measures will take effect in Hungary:

  • The nighttime curfew will be modified for the time period between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am.
  • Business hours will be extended between 5:00 in the morning and 9:30 at night.
  • Businesses that were shuttered from March 8th will be allowed to reopen, including hairdressers, cosmetologists, and other providers with the stipulation of the number of customers limited to one for every ten square meters.
  • Dining in at restaurants and recreational stays at hotels are still banned.


The second stage of Hungary’s reopening plan contains the re-opening of schools and kindergartens on April 19th, after educators and staff have been vaccinated.


For further deatails read more here: https://hungarytoday.hu/hungary-vaccination-goal-reopening-wednesday/







Current restrictions will remain in place unchanged for at least one more week from Monday, 22 March, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth Radio on Friday morning.

Coronavirus-related restrictions could be eased when the number of vaccinated Hungarians reaches 2.5 million, the Prime Minister said. He added that the decision had been made for one week only, because “much could change in a week”.


Photo by Zoltán Fischer/PM’s Press Office





Interim measures - general rules

  • In public places, everyone is obliged to limit social contact with other people, except those living in the common household, to the narrowest possible circle of people and to keep at least 1.5 meters away from the other person.
  • On the street and in public areas, everyone is obliged to wear a medical mask, a safety mask or a mask made of textile or other material (hereinafter: mask) in such a way that it constantly covers the nose and mouth.
  • The curfew is still valid from 8 pm to 5 am.
  • Individual leisure sports activities can be carried out alone or together with people living in the same household, provided that they are kept at least 1.5 meters away from others.
  • You do not have to wear a mask during an individual leisure sports activity.


Penalty: In case of violation of the above rules, the minimum amount of the fine that can be imposed is HUF 5,000, the maximum amount is HUF 500,000.


All stores must be closed with the exception of

  • grocery stores,
  • drugstores/chemists (including in particular shopes selling toiletries, detergents and sanitary paper products),
  • marketplaces,
  • pharmacies,
  • tobacco shops,
  • shops selling materials and equipment necessary for the performance of the work (in particular shops selling vehicles, machinery, parts, construction materials and equipment),
  • pet food shops,
  • agricultural and horticultural shops,
  • petrol stations,
  • newspaper selling shops.


Service providers must be closed, except:

  • transport and delivery service,
  • postal, parcel and delivery services,
  • IT, communication equipment repair service,
  • vehicle rental and car rental services,
  • private health services,
  • social services,
  • lottery service,
  • vehicle repair services, agricultural and industrial machinery repair service, household appliance services, building services,
  • funeral services,
  • veterinary services,
  • lawyers,
  • security services,
  • building management and office services,
  • laundry and cleaning services.


Temporary protection measures in relation to education

  • Primary and secondary schools as well as universities operate in an out-of-class digital agenda, applying online education.
  • There is an extraordinary break in kindergartens.





Minister Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office announces the recent decisions immediately after the deteriorating epidemic data and the vaccine situation. The following measures will take effect as from 8 March:


  • The use of masks outdoors is mandatory everywhere.   
  • The stores will be closed for two weeks from March 8 to March 22. Exceptions to this are the grocery store, pharmacy, drugstore and gas station.
  • Border crossings are being tightened for passenger traffic.
  • Outdoor sports activities are possible by keeping a distance of one and a half meters.
  • Kindergartens and primary schools will be closed until April 7.
  • All services are paused except for private health care.
  • Gyms must be closed for two weeks, and matches and training of certified athletes can only be held behind closed gates. Parks and arboretums can be open.
  • Employers are asked to introduce home office everywhere it might be possible to do so.
  • Existing wage subsidies and tax breaks for the hotel and hospitality industry will be extended to all sectors that now need to close.


The government meeting will continue on Thursday, with the Operations Staff meeting again on Friday morning, so further details will be clarified. These are expected to be discussed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in his usual Friday morning radio interview






Current restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, will remain in place until March 15, Minister Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister's Office, told on Thursday's press briefing.

According to the Minister, the third wave of the epidemic has reached Hungary, and the numbers are expected to increase dramatically in the coming weeks. The next two weeks might be especially difficult.

However, the Minister noted that we are in the last period of restrictions, but it is reasonable to maintain them as long as this is the opinion of epidemiological experts. The vaccination process would be accelerated in the next two weeks. The restrictions could be eased in a couple of weeks, he said, adding that the government would make relevant decisions in consideration of the results of a National Consultation survey on the subject.






The government is extending coronavirus-related restrictions until March 1, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told a regular press briefing on Thursday.

The government made the decision after a meeting of the operative body responsible for handling the epidemic on Wednesday, Gulyás said. Since they were introduced in November, the restrictions have proven to be effective in curbing the epidemic, he said. However, any easing without widespread vaccination would trigger further waves, and lead to even stricter measures later on, he added.

The government will review the situation in the second half of February.



Source: MTI, @kormanyzat





The government will keep coronavirus-related restrictions in place until February 1, and secondary schools will continue digital education, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Friday, 8 January in an interview with public broadcaster Kossuth Radio. Orbán said the restrictions will be maintained until enough vaccines are at hand.

Unlike in the West, the Hungarian government is unwilling to change the regulations until there are enough doses at hand, he said.







According to the latest decision of the goverment the curfew is going to be suspended from Christmas Eve (24th December) until the next day in the morning (25th December). It means that only on that day people are allowed to stay outside on the streets, there is no need to arrive home until 8 pm. The limit of ten person in family gatherings and private events is still remain in force.







According to the prime minister’s latest announcement the current curfew and rules will remain until 11 January, which means that people cannnot be on the streets between 8 pm and 5 am in certain cases. Whether there will be an exceptional rule for Christmas Eve will be decided on 21 December, however, the decision have already been made that there will be no exception on New Year's Eve - New Year’s Eve parties and street balls cannot be held because, as the Prime Minister put it, we cannot take the risk.







According to the information stated on the website of the Hungarian Educational Authority, travel discounts can also be used with an expired student card.

Transport service providers accept the validation sticker of the 2019/2020 academic year for 60 days after the end of the state of emergency (expectedly until 9 April). In higher education it means that validation stickers of the 1st and 2nd semester of the 2019/2020 academic year and the 1st semester of the 2020/2021 academic year remains valid.

The discount can also be used by those students whose student status has ended in the 2019/2020. academic year, but have a student ID card.

A certificate may be issued to students who have not been able to apply for a student card but have an active student status. Students may receive the document  electronically, but it has to be printed: it will be accepted by transport operators with a printed signature and stamp. However, certificates will not be accepted in electronic form (eg presented on mobile).







A protected time zone will be introduced for the elderly, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced this morning on his Facebook page.

Under the new government decree published on 23 November, seniors can shop in a protected shopping time zone:

  • Monday-Friday: from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.,
  • Weekend: from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

During this period, therefore, only seniors and store employees may be present in the stores.

The rule applies for grocery stores, pharmacies and drugstores.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the elderly can buy at any time, only to introduce a time zone that will be reserved exclusively for them.

The rule about senior shopping hours shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication – so on 24 November 2020.








According to the government decree that is effective as from 0:00 on Wednesday (12th November) wearing masks is mandatory for everyone in certain public areas of those cities where more than ten thousand inhabitants are living. The decree says that it is the local mayors’s task to designate the areas where the masks are mandatory.

The mayor of Dunaújváros, Tamás Pintér also decided on the measures in our city. He published the rules in a video message:

Wearing mask will continue to be mandatory in the open market, fair, bus station, buses and bus stops, shops and of course, in the territory of the hospital and clinics.


In the capital city Budapest mayors also made a quick decision on the new restrictions which states that mask wearing is mandatory for II, III, V, VI, VII, IX, XI, XIII, XIV, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII and XXIII districts.






In his video message of this morning, the Prime Minister stressed that while the hospitals were equipped and everything was available: beds, ventilators, masks and  protective gear. Despite the superhuman efforts of doctors and nurses, the Prime Minister stressed, "they are human and their numbers are finite." He added that there are still several weeks left until the vaccine arrives.

He stated that mask wearing alone is no longer slowing down enough the spread of the epidemic, so additional measures should be introduced.

That is why he announced that if the National Assembly grants the government extraordinary authority, the government will introduce the following new restrictions as from 0:00 on Wednesday, 11 November:

  • Curfew between 8 pm and 5 am.

Everyone has to get home by 8am,” he said. The  only exemptions are: going to and from work, and in exceptional cases, he added.

  •  All gatherings will be prohibited
  •  Restaurants will close for the public - home delivery is only possible,
  •  Shops and hairdressers and other service providers will close at 7 pm.
  •  Maximum ten people can take part in family gatherings and private events
  •  Sports matches can be held behind closed doors
  •  Individual sports are allowed outdoors,
  •  Amateur team sports are prohibited
  •  Higher education can only work online
  •  He added that in secondary schools, above eighth grade, digital education will come into effect, while crèches, kindergartens and primary schools will remain open to those under 14 years of age.
  •  Hotels will only be able to receive business guests and not tourists.


The measures will take effect from midnight on Tuesday  -  Wednesday at 0:00 o'clock.



Based on the article published on the official Hungarian Coronavirus homepage: https://koronavirus.gov.hu/cikkek/orban-viktor-bejelentese-varhato-legujabb-vedelmi-intezkedesekrol






Last night, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced that the extraordinary legal order (state of emergency) would be in force again from 0 o'clock on Wednesday.

Shortly before midnight, a government decree declared officially the state of emergency, ie the extraordinary legal order, and the legislation containing those measures were published in the Hungarian Legal Gazette (Magyar Közlöny).


Summary of the newly proclaimed restrictions


Partial curfew to be applied beween 0:00 – 5:00

Between midnight and 5 am, everyone is required to be at their place of residence or stay. The only exemptions allowing to stay in a public place at night are:

  • going to work
  • in the event of a hazardous health damage, danger to life.


Entertainment venues must be closed

Restaurants can be open until 11 am (according to the previously adopted rules), only the places providing “music service as the main service” cannot be opened.


Rules for visiting cultural and sport events

In the auditorium of cultural and sporting events, spectators may occupy only one in three seats, two seats must be left empty between two spectators and seats behind each other must not be occupied. A distance of one and a half meters should be kept in lodges and breaks.


Obligation for public transport companies

The decree also stipulates that in Budapest and in cities with county status, public transport companies are obliged to operate more vehicles for the periods between 7 am and 9 am on weekdays and between 3 pm and 7 pm in order to avoid the vehicles to be overcrowded.


Compliance with the rules will continue to be monitored by the police and warns, fines of between HUF 100,000 and HUF 1 million may be imposed.


The provisions on night curfew will take effect at midnight on Thursday, with the other rules in effect from Wednesday.






New mask wearing rules are going to be applied from 2 November


The Hungarian government is extending face mask requirements to restaurants and entertainment venues as from 2 November (Monday), in addition to the workers of music and dance venues and restaurants, it will be obligatory for the guests to wear a medical mask, a safety mask or a mask made of textile or other material in such a way as it covers the nose and mouth.

Accodings to the new rules mask-wearing is currently obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, health-care and social-care facilities, at sporting events and public offices, entertainment venues, restaurants and in catering facilities at sporting events.

Masks will only be allowed to be removed for eating and drinking. 

Whoever does not wear the mask even at the request of the catering operator or an employee of the catering establishment, the operator is obliged to exclude him/her from the visit and to ensure that this person leaves the catering establishment.







According to the new recommendation from the Ministry for Innovation and Technology, the body temperature of visitors, students and staff will be measured when entering the institution from tomorrow, ie October 1, 2020, in order to reduce the risk of infection on campus.

 The following temperature measurement points have been designated at the University of Dunaújváros:

  • Main „F” building: reception
  • Building "A": reception
  • Building "C": reception
  • Building "I": reception
  • Student hostel: reception in each building

The measurement must be performed according to the regulations, and it is the individual's responsibility and civic duty to cooperate during the procedure.

In case the body temperature measured is above 37,5 ˚C, the measurement should be repeated twice with a small time lag, if all three times the measurement is above the specified temperature, the colleague, student, visitor should be prompted by the receptionist to leave the premises of the institution.

We would like to apologize for any eventual inconvenience, and ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.







According to the recently published government decree, MÁV-Start and Volánbusz will introduce stricter regulations concerning the use of masks from Monday 21 September: masks will continue to be mandatory on public transport means (trains, buses), but from that day onwards, everyone has to wear masks in station and waiting areas as well.


Scarf or shawl is no longer considered suitable for covering the mouth and nose.

  • During the journey, medical masks, safety masks or masks made of textile or other materials must be worn continuously covering the nose and mouth. From 21 September, it is mandatory to wear the masks not only on vehicles, but also in all rooms where passengers are waiting for a train or bus.
  • Passengers who do not follow the rules, and refuse to cooperate despite the request, may be charged with a fine or excluded from travelling, and in the event of further defiance, the crew may request police assistance to take action against the renitent passenger and make an official report.
  • The railway company and Volánbusz continue to ask their passengers to comply with public health standards and not to use community means of transport if they are ill or have a fever or upper respiratory symptoms or symptoms of cold. 


In addition, mask use is mandatory from 21 September: 

  • in the customer premises of public administration bodies,
  • at the post office,
  • in reception rooms where more than 5 people are present,
  • in cinemas,
  • cultural institutions, ie. theater, museums, music / dance performances,
  • in libraries, archives, cultural centres,
  • in malls, except in the gyms and offices there.


Rules concerning musical and dance events


  • events can only be organised if the number of people present at the event venue, including those employed there, does not exceed 500 people at the same time.


Rules  concerning catering shops (restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs,etc.):


  • It is forbidden to visit the catering shops (restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs,etc.) after 23.00 until 06.00, except for those employed there except when: ordering and receiving food to take away in the catering shop. In this case the stay is allowed for the purpose and for the duration of the ordering / purchasing.












Based on the information discussed in the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and on the basis of the recommendation of the Association of the European Universities it is advised to maintain the epidemic-preventive alert, the precaution in an adequate degree and the necessary distance-keeping.


With reference to the above, by the joint decision of the Rector and the Chancellor of the Univeristy of Dunaújváros, the following measures will take effect concerning the preparation of education in the first semester of the academic year 2020/2021:


  • In every study program, on every educational level and in every work order the education has to be organized in a digital form. The online lectures, seminars and laboratory classes can be taught in real time (stream) or in the form of a course material that includes video films, uploaded in Moodle.


  • The practical and laboratory classes that requires the unconditional personal attendance of the students have to be organized in class-blocks in November and in December.


  • With personal attendance individual or group consultations, practical lessons in the classroom set up in class-blocks and laboratory practice can be organized. In those activities the students are obliged to wear a protective mask. It is the students’ responsibility to have an own protective mask.







The state of emergency in Hungary ended on Wednesday, 17 June 2020.

On Tuesday, the Hungarian parliament voted on two bills on lifting the emergency and transitional rules. With the former, the Parliament calls on the government to eliminate the emergency declared by government decree. According to the other, with the withdrawal of the emergency, the coronavirus law, will also be repealed. At the same time, among the so-called transitional rules, the government has also created a new, semi-emergency legal order: this is the so-called health crisis situation.

For more details see our full article about the current situation: LINK. 







The University of Dunaújváros decided to continue digital education. Government declaration allowed rectors to decide whether students can to visit the higher education institutions, but The University of Dunaújváros for the benefit of students, staff and people visiting the institution has decided to continue the digital education until the end of the second semester. For more details see the full article here.









Dear Students,


According to the Government’s latest decision, curfew restrictions have been lifted as from 4 May 2020 in the territory of the country – with the exemption of the Capital and its surrounding region (Pest county).


What you have to know about the new regulations:


  • Social distancing is still obligatory
  • Every day between 9.00 and 12.00 in the morning only elder people (65+) allowed to visit the shops
  • Everyone should cover his/her face while being in a shop or using public transportation
  • All shops are allowed to be open
  • Dine-in eating at catering establishments remains prohibited, unless the establishment seats guests in an outdoor area.


For more details see our full article about curfew: LINK.


We would like to raise the attention of our students living in Budapest or in Pest County that on those territories the curfew still applies. Please note as well that the state of emergency is still in place - despite the fact that some of the tightest restrictions have been lifted.










Below you can read an update about the coronavirus (COVID19) situation:


  • In the past days the number of official infections in Hungary exceeded one thousand. Now each and every region of the country is affected. County Fejér, where Dunaújváros is also located there are quite many cases compared to other regions of the country.
  • The Hungarian government extended the partial curfew that they introduced on 28/03/2020 for an indefinite time.
  • They also ordered tobacco shops also to close at 15.00 like regular shops (except like grocery stores, drugstores, markets and pharmacies). Read more about this decision HERE.
  • The local mayors now have the opportunity to apply further restrictions. And according to this in consideration of the Easter Holidays, until Monday no people are allowed to stay in the parks (like: Petőfi Liget, University’s park), public squares of the city (like Dózsa György tér, Városháza tér), neither on the lower or upper riverside. Police will use further reinforcements to watch the streets.


Their request towards everybody is that people should only leave their apartments if they really have to! #stayhome












Dear Students,

According to the latest decision of the Hungarian Government curfew takes effect from tomorrow (28/03/2020) on. The restriction is valid until 11th April at earliest.

What you have to know about the regulations:

- Leaving residence in only allowed for work purposes or to serve basic needs (buying food, medicine etc.)
- Grocery stores, markets, pharmacies and drugstores remain open for the public
- Keeping at least 1,5 meters distance in public places is obligatory
- Every day between 9.00 and 12.00 in the morning only elder people (65+) allowed to visit the shops, nobody else!!

And please forget about big walks outside in groups with friends is now forbidden. It is allowed to take a short walk in the green areas, but only alone or with family members!

For more details see our full article about curfew: LINK.

Please take these restrictions as strict as it is possible. Police Officers and soldiers will check the streets and in case of violating the rules high penalty fines will be applied!


Take care! #stayhome












Dear Students,

We would like to inform you that, in accordance with the normative decision of the National Chief Medical Officer of the 26th March 2020, until further notice for students we will maintain the previous prohibition in regard to visiting the university in order to prevent further epidemics and its consequences.

Continuity of education is ensured by the institution in line with the newly implemented digital/online teaching.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

Dr. habil András István - Rector

Kiss Ádám Sándor - Chancellor








Dear Students,

This is to officially inform you that according to the mayor of the town they found the first infected people with the corona virus (COVID19) in Dunaújváros as well. With this the current number of registered patients rose to 85, while 116 people are in quarantine with the suspicion of being infected in Hungary. The actual updated numbers can be followed here: http://abouthungary.hu/.

Do not panic, this does not help. If you pay attention to certain regulations, then you can reduce the risks. Not many things have changed from the first instruction that was sent to you in the beginning of the outbreak. Let us emphasize a few safety suggestions:


- Please try to avoid places where there are a lot of people and go to the streets only if it is really necessary (eg. to the shops or to the pharmacy)

- Do not travel and do not organize large gatherings, parties and do not join to other if somebody does so.

- When going to the shops / pharmacy, please respect the queue, stay at least 1, but preferably 2 meters away from the person ahead of you and ask the one behind you to do the same.

- On the street also try to keep distance from others

- Avoid common greetings among yourselves like hugs, handshakes, kisses

- Do not sneeze to the air, cover your mouth, and do it into a tissue or into your elbow-joint, avoid sneezing into your hands as this might contribute to the spreading of the virus

- If possible try to touch surfaces like doors, doorknobs, toilet flushers not with your hands but with your sleeve or with your elbows, so touching your face (which people sometimes do unintentionally) will reduce the risk of inffection.

- Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that could be contaminated with germs (like your phone, wallet, doorknobs of your apartement).

- Most importantly, washing your hands thoroughly as often as possible, especially if you have been outside of your apartment.

- +1: not to mention that if you experience the symptoms of the virus, like heavy breathing, dry coughs and/or high fever, report it immediately according the protocoll sent to you earlier.


We know it is not easy to stay at home almost 24/7, we are experiencing the bad side of something, that we thought it might be fun. Like no school, no work, more sleep, more entertaintment. But your health is the most important thing. Do not risk it even though the virus has proven to be more dangerous for elderly people, I am sure you do not want to be a transporter either.

Take care!










Due to the coronavirus-situation all shops are only allowed to open from 6am to 3pm, except for the grocery stores, drugstores, pharmacies, petrol stations and tobacco shops that may remain open throughout the day. So if you need anything what cannot be obtained in the shops mentioned above try to get it until 3 pm!!!










Dear Students,

Let us inform you about some important news regarding to the measures of the university causes by the coronavirus and its effects on your studies.

Regarding to our previous email we sent you about traveling (10th March), the official statement you received yesterday (12th March) and referring to the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affaires and Trade of Hungary we strongly urge against any international travel - until further notice!

Please, take into consideration to the fact that the transmission of the disease is exceptionally accelerated by individual travel. If you travel somewhere and come back to Hungary please, note that you should be self-quarantined for at least two weeks to minimize the possibility of the virus spread. At the moment the hostel is not able to provide the necessary conditions for the quarantine of a student which means that in case you arrive back from another country you can not stay in the hostel buildings.

There is another point of view of not to make a trip now to other countries; it is possible that in the meantime the Hungarian borders will be closed and you will not be able to come back to Hungary. Also, you need to consider the possibility of being quarantined in a foreign country.

We also would like to inform you that the organization of the distance learning is still in progress. We do not know about the type, method and timing of exams and other requirements of the classes. It is going to be announced during next week.

If you decided to go home to your family and spend this period with them in your home country please, inform us in advance! Moreover, we kindly ask you to wait until the requirements of the distance education will be provided for you (next week) before traveling home! We ask this because it can happen that there will be some tasks to do for the lessons that requires to be here. Otherwise please, let us know about the extact date of your travel and your destination as well.

And here comes the most important thing; please, note if you travel home now, you need to stay there until the end of the government-ordered emergency! Nobody knows at the moment how long this period will last, however if we can trust in the news, we are talking about months now. You can come back to the university and to the hostel only after our government says the emergency situation is over.

Dear Stipendium Hungaricum and Young Christian Scholarship Holders! I would like to inform you that the Tempus Public Foundation is going to send us an official document about how should the universities handle this new situation regarding to the scholarship holders and their monthly stipend and accomodation support. This document may affect your decision about traveling home. Of course, as soon as they send us the instructions we will let all of you know about it!

Thank you for your understanding. Should you have any questions please, let us know!








In view of the government-ordered emergency response to the coronavirus that was issued on March 11, 2020, based on the action plan sent by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the University of Dunaújváros will today enforce the following measures, with maximum consideration for its students and staff:


1.) A Rector's education break is scheduled for the period between 12th and 14th March, 2020.

2.) The spring break will take place during next week, between 16th and 20th March, 2020. Students shall not leave the country until revocation.

3.) Based on the points 1.) and 2.) students are not allowed to visit buildings and facilities of our institution from today until the measure is revoked.

4.) From today until the withdrawal of the measure, personal study administration and other customer acceptance services are suspended, and electronic procedures will be introduced.

5.) Students, colleagues and partners will be informed through our external and internal communication channels.

6.) From the 23rd March 2020 until further notice - taking into consideration the specifics of our institution -, distance education is going to be introduced at the university.

7.) During the Rector's break, spring break, and during the distance education period, the work of our university teachers, researchers, teachers, staff, as well as project work, external professional and other assignment activities are continuous.

8.) Hungarian students are required to leave their dormitory residence at 13th March, 2020 at latest. If and where a Hungarian student has nowhere to go, based on the Rector’s consideration of equity, the student may remain in the hostel (subject to the preliminary opinion of the Student Welfare Committee).

9.) International students may continue to stay in dormitories.

10.) Receiving guest in the dormitory rooms is not allowed for our students.

11.) With reference to the Emergency Procedure all events are suspended or postponed at the University of Dunaújváros.


The management and operational committee of the University of Dunaújváros continuously monitor the work and briefings of the Government’s Operational Staff.

With the appropriate specialist background, our institution will continue to take all necessary hygiene and other precautions to reduce and avoid the risks of the virus.

The above provisions take effect from 12th March, 2020 until their withdrawal. We appreciate your assistance in complying with the measures!

Dunaújváros, 12/03/2020


Dr. habil István András - Rector                                                             

Szilvia Némethné Nagy Gellai - Deputy Chancellor









Dear Student,

Based on the decision of the Hungarian Government regarding the corona virus (COVID19), the following measures will be enforced at the University of Dunaújváros from 11th March 2020, 23.59 until revocation.

The education will be continued within the framework of distance education. If there is an online course for a certain subject available in Moodle, the education will continue based on the uploaded materials. In cases where online curricula are not available, education is based on the study plan as defined in the applicable subject curriculum. We will inform you later about the type, method and timing of exams.

If you have any comments regarding the curriculum related to education, please contact the institute in writing that is responsible for the administration of your study programme

Dunaújváros, 11th March, 2020



Dr. habil István András - Rector

Ádám Sándor Kiss - Chancellor









Dear Students,

We are receiving updates about the Corona virus (COVID19) situation each day. It is still our priority to inform you about everything that you need to know.

Please note that you will soon get a survey in Neptun that is necessary to be completed until Friday this week by all the students of the University of Dunaújváros.

Important! It is the strong recommendation and request of the institution that unitl indefinited time you should avoid travelling to other countries, especially not to those regions where multiple infections have already been registered.

If there is no way for you to postpone or cancel your trip, then please inform the International Relations Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the Hostel Management (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) about each trip of yours that involves crossing the border. In the e-mail do not forget to indicate the time period of your visit, the destinations and a contact address.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!










Dear International Students,

We received enquiries from some of you about the Corona virus (COVID19) situation, whether we do have any updates or just useful advices. We are glad for these feedbacks as this show that you do care.



The University of Dunaújváros have done several precautional measurements in the past as the news were coming that the number of infections was remarkably growing. We have been reconciling the issue and the related institutional strategy with the responsible medical authorities. We have previously informed you that as a result a doctor has been assigned in Dunaújváros to do the necessary steps in case if doubtful symptoms occur. We have also sent a questionnaire to international students in which we tried to identify the potentially endangered students. Some teachers were given the opportunity to decide about the method of teaching during the first two weeks of the study period. Some of them took the opportunity to teach online without any contact lessons.



We would like to emphasize that currently we are not aware of any infections in Dunaújváros, luckily as of 28th February 2020 there is no infections in Hungary at the moment. We do keep an eye on students that have arrived later for the semester for some reasons.



It is important that simply having a running nose or hearing somebody coughing around you does not immediately mean that you must start worrying and to feel to be in danger. Be aware of your own health, but do not rush to the doctor each time after you sneezed.

However, if you know that;

- you know you have recently been to infected regions,

- you experience these symptoms: fever, cough, being short of breath, sudden feel of being weak, then you are right to be suspicious, so in such cases do not hesitate to take the necessary steps described below:


On workdays notify via e-mail the Hostel Manager, Krisztina Bakos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the International Relations Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). They will instruct you further and send you to the designated doctor.

At the weekend notify via e-mail the Hostel Manager, Krisztina Bakos (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and  the  International  Relations  Office  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Then go to the emergency department of the hospital. Address: 2400 Dunaújváros, Korányi Sándor u. 4-6. (the hospital’s basement).




1.) Be up to date about the recent news about the virus. You can get live information about the infected territories here: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographical-distribution-2019-ncov-cases

2.) Do not travel to places where the infection has already appeared. If you cannot avoid travelling there, register yourself at the Consular Services of your country, so that they know about your journey.

3.) If you know you have been to areas affected by the virus, the best if you remain in self-quarantine and do not visit school for 2 weeks' time. In that case contact us and your professors about this in advance.

4.) Since the virus can stay alive on different objects for longer time, washing your hands thoroughly is extremely important, especially if you have been to a public place surrounded by many people. You may want to use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60% alcohol or higher if you can't get to a sink.

5.) Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that could be contaminated with germs (like your phone, wallet).

6.) Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.

7.) If you cook, pay attention to thoroughly cook your food, especially meet and eggs.

8.) When you sneeze, cover your nose and mouth preferably with a disposable tissue, or sneeze into your elbow joint. Avoid sneezing into the air or into your hands as you later with touching certain things you might contribute to the spreading.

9.) Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

10.) Advisable to purchase and take vitamins that strengthen your immune system against most of the illnesses and diseases.

11.) If you experience the following symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath, vapour, then stay at home and notify the staff of the university who can instruct you further.

12.) Pay more attention to each other during these times. If you are aware of any other persons who were in countries affected by the virus, ask them to stay at home and inform us.

13.) In case of any suspicion that you are infected, we kindly ask you to comply with the protocol and remain cooperative with the authorities.


Beside the above there is an official video from the World Health Organization (WHO). It is basically a Q&A session, where an expert answers to the frequently asked questions concerning the virus. I think it is quite informative. The video can be watched here: https://www.facebook.com/WHO/videos/173987924053621/




1.) Please do not let fear or panic guide your actions, as in a sensible community it can be very harmful. Be cautious, but make sure your reactions are adequate and are in accordance with the seriousness of the happenings.

2.) Make sure that all the information you are spreading among each other are trustworthy. Do not fall for fake news and clickbait articles concerning the virus!

3.) It is your choice, but as for now there is no need to purchase food in advance for like several weeks such actions just contribute to the escalation of concerns.

4.) Don’t assume that just because someone is sneezing or coughing around you then the only explanation is that they have this new coronavirus.

5.) Don’t judge people based on their citizenship, for example if someone is from Asian descent, does not mean that that they are likely to be infected.


We are thankful if you read this material through and you keep the advices, instructions that it contains.










Dear Students,

As you may know the spreading of the Coronavirus (COVID19) is an actual, highlighted topic nowadays all over the world, which requires awareness from our side as well. The University of Dunaújváros has been reconciling the issue and the related institutional strategy with the responsible medical authorities in the past days. Based on the received feedbacks and recommendations the management of the university asked us to do certain safety measures to ensure your safety and of those colleagues working at the institution.

This is to inform you that as far as can be foreseen for two weeks, until 18th February we have to suspend the personal consultation service in case of both the Study Office and the International Office. This does not mean that you cannot reach the coordinators, they will be at your service related to all kind of matters, you can contact them directly via e-mail:

International Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Study Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


We would like to emphasize that currently we are not aware of any infections in Dunaújváros, luckily not even in Hungary at the moment. The sanctions are ways of precaution. The university made international students complete a questionnaire that helped us to identify potentially endangered students. A doctor has been assigned in Dunaújváros to do the necessary orders in case if doubtful symptoms occur. You are kindly asked to pay more attention to each other, and also be aware of yourself during these times and if you notice anything unconventional concerning your health, do not hesitate to contact us in the first place.

Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation.