Famed for its rich history, beautiful landscapes and, of course, the spicy cuisine, Hungary has always stood out as one of most unique destinations in central Europe. Seize this exceptional opportunity to delve into the vibrant culture, explore picturesque landscapes and museums, and savor the local delicacies (Goulash, anyone?). Thanks to a thriving local economy, TEFL teachers can secure a rewarding income while relishing all that Hungary, the Heart of Europe, has in store.



Accredited TEFL certificate recognized worldwide


Acquire real teaching experience before starting your position


Full accommodations provided during the entire internship


You'll be placed in a fully paid teaching position in Hungary after completing your TEFL


Earn $1200 USD per month tax free


  • 23 AUGUST 2024
  • 13 JANUARY 2025
  • 22 AUGUST 2025

Pre Trip

  • Complete your 120 Hour Online TEFL course
  • Make sure your vaccines are up to date
  • Purchase insurance
  • Purchase a plane ticket
  • Pack your bags!

We’ll meet you at the airport and transport you to Budapest for the five-day long orientation and training. Furnished, modern, private accommodations are included in the program fee. This includes utilities and internet; no bills! Accommodations are safe, comfortable, and located close to the training center.

Once settled in, you will begin your five-day Orientation program with other TEFL certified teachers from around the world. This is a great time to explore Budapest with your fellow interns!


The program includes a detailed Teacher’s Workshop, practice classes over the course of which you will get some real hands-on experience and survival language classes. History and culture classes are also included in the orientation. Our program alumni will also be there to answer any questions you might have and provide you with a wealth of useful information on traveling and teaching in the country. To make sure orientation is not all work, an introduction of host country cuisine and visits to local attractions are also offered as a part of the program.


Each of our teachers is assigned a dedicated contact person on the school staff, making sure all of their needs are met. They would also help you apply for a SIM card, bank account, and all the other details that make life easier. If you are looking for a great first-time teaching position, look no further than Hungary!

After Orientation week completion, you will get started on your paid job placement in one of our partner schools in the country. You will teach 26 classroom hours per week, leaving you with ample time to explore this beautiful country and the neighboring region. Teachers receive a salary of $1200 USD tax-free! With accommodations and health insurance all covered, as well as very reasonable local prices, this salary is more than enough to have a great time while you are teaching in Hungary.

Besides completing a 120 Hour TEFL, you will receive a letter of recommendation outlining the training you have received, and the teaching experience you have accumulated. This will go a long way when applying for future teaching positions anywhere in the world! Many of our graduates choose to either extend their stay in Hungary for another year or longer, or apply for another one of our programs or free job placement assistance.

What’s Included

  • 120 Hour Online TEFL course
  • pre-departure information and advice
  • 5 day Orientation in Budapest
  • job placement with salary guarantee
  • work visa sponsorship
  • 10 month contract
  • fully furnished single housing (including utilities)
  • starting salaries of $1200 USD
  • national health insurance
  • 5 weeks of paid holidays
  • 24/7 on the ground assistance in country


  • applicants should be 20 years old or higher
  • no degree required if a native English speaker (limited spots)
  • US, UK, IR or CA passport holder
  • Non-native speakers must have lived in one of the above 4 countries for at least 10 years, and completed a BA degree
  • 10 month contract commitment
  • 6 month contract commitment available (January start at a discounted price)

How to Apply

  • Click the “Book” button and place your deposit
  • Within 3 days of Booking, email the following to intern@mytefl.com
    • Cover letter
    • Recent photo
    • CV or resume
    • Scan of your passport
    • Scan of your degree (if applicable)
  • One of our coordinators will be in touch to process your application!

How to Apply

  • Click the “Book” button and place your deposit
  • Start working on your TEFL
  • Within 3 days of Booking, email the following to intern@mytefl.com
    • Cover letter
    • Recent photo
    • CV or resume
    • Scan of your passport
    • Scan of your degree (if applicable)
  • One of our coordinators will be in touch to process your application!


TEFL Hungary interns will earn approximately US $1,000 - $1,200 per month after tax.

A passport from the US, UK, Ireland or Canada is required.

Friends, couples and even families with children are welcome to apply to TEFL in Hungary. Flexibility in location is key to ensuring a placement in the same school or the same area.

We recommend having a minimum of $1000 USD to cover initial expenditures, incidentals and a safety buffer until your first salary payment comes in.

Applicants will need to obtain a clear criminal background check.

It may be possible to accommodate a well behaved pet with the right documentation.

The Orientation includes survival language lessons every morning, workshops on various topics such as your role at school, working with colleagues, expectations from students, effective lesson planning, and the grading system, along with practice teaching, feedback sessions, regional contact meetings, introductory history and culture lessons, outings, and an introduction to local food and drink.

There are two hiring periods for the TEFL internship in Hungary. One is at the end of August, and the other is in January. There may be some positions available outside of the main hiring times, but not many.

Your employer will have furnished accommodations awaiting your arrival.

Teachers are covered under Hungary’s national healthcare system, which includes doctor visits and hospital stays.. Teachers often find the local healthcare services to be adequate to above-average. Teachers are also required to purchase travel insurance before arriving in Hungary.

Non-natives who have lived in the US, UK, IR or CA for at least 10 years, and holding a bachelor degree are eligible to apply for our Hungary TEFL internship.

A standard English teaching placement in Hungary is 10 months in length (Aug start). Starting in January allows for a shorter 6 month contract (and a $300 discount on the internship fee).

Accommodations are included throughout the program, including the orientation and the placement. Housing is generally a private, furnished apartment within walking distance or near public transportation to the school.

A letter from a doctor will need to be submitted after initial acceptance into the program.

Placements occur all over the country, from mid-sized cities and towns to rural areas. Some locations include Mako, Kalocsa, Szeged, Debrecen, Pécs, Gyor, Hajduszoboszlo, Oroshaza, and more.

Knowing Hungarian is not necessary. During the orientation, survival Hungarian workshops are conducted to help with the transition into the new environment.

There are a wide variety of schools available to teach in. Most are bilingual elementary or high schools.

In addition to all public holidays, teachers also get a week off in autumn, 2.5 weeks off for Christmas, and 1.5 weeks off for Easter.

Full visa support and residence permit support are included.

First, carefully review the requirements and FAQs. If you're eligible to apply, place a deposit using the Enroll/Booking button. This will grant you immediate access to your online TEFL course and provide a link to an application form. Complete the form and submit the listed application documents. One of our friendly Coordinators will reach out via email within 2 days of booking to continue the process.