Benefits & Requirements
Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries
Section 45 (1): In Hungary every child shall be obliged to participate in the institutional educational system and to fulfil his or her obligation of compulsory education.
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Duration (numbers of years of compulsory education stipulated by this document)
ISCED levels included in compulsory education
Dedication (number of hours per week stipulated by this document)
Number of compulsory lessons: 1st – 3rd grade: 25 lessons per week 4th grade: 27 lessons per week 5th – 6th grade: 28 lessons per week 7th – 8th grade: 31 lessons per week 9th grade: 35 lessons per week 10th grade: 36 lessons per week
Is educational tracking implemented or modified by this document?
If yes, age when students are tracked for the first time
Education and training required for a compulsory school teacher stipulated by this document
In lower grades – primary school teacher’s degree (College) 5th – 8th grade – secondary school teacher (College) Grades above the 9th – university-level secondary school teacher (University)
Is the compulsory education of children of undocumented migrants granted by this document?
Section 92: Minors who do not have Hungarian citizenship shall be obliged to fulfil compulsory education in Hungary in case if a) they shall be granted the same rights as Hungarian citizens pursuant to the provisions of the Asylum Act, b) they exercise th
Read the Law
Original full text source in native language
Magyar Közlöny, (Hungarian Official Gazette) No. 162 of 29. 12. 2011.
Original full text web source in native language
Secondary Literature & Sources
Kazuska M.: "A tankötelezettség múltja, jelene és jövője" [The past, present and future of compulsory education]. Miskolci Jogi Szemle 7(1) (2012): 135-142.
Balázs, É., Kocsis, M., & Vág, I. "Jelentés a magyar közoktatásról 2010". OFI, Budapest (2011).