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Information on the accreditation of research organisations hosting third-country national researchers and on the hosting agreement for third-country national researchers
Information on the accreditation of research organisations hosting third-country national researchers and on the hosting agreement for third-country national researchers
18 May 2018
Last modified: 07 October 2021
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The National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) acts as an accreditation authority in the accreditation process for research organisations wishing to host researchers from third countries.

The National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) acts as an accreditation authority in the accreditation process for research organisations wishing to host researchers from third countries.

Who is eligible?

  • research organisations wishing to host third-country national researchers
  • accredited research organisations, in the case of renewal of accreditation certificates and hosting agreements

Research organisations wishing to host third-country national researchers, including research institutes seeking to renew their accreditation, must submit an application for accreditation to the NRDI Office using a specific form. Research organisations meeting the conditions are accredited by the NRDI Office and receive an accreditation certificate, which is valid for five years and renewable for five-year periods.

Deadlines

  • Applications for new accreditation can be submitted at any time, and applications for renewal can be submitted 30 days before the expiry date of the certificate.
  • Pursuant to Act CL of 2016 on the General Public Administration Procedures, the time limit for the administration of cases is 8 days in summary proceedings and 60 days in full proceedings.
  • Accredited research organisations must notify within 15 days any change in its name, its registered office or the number of researchers it hosts.
  • The Hosting Agreement must be sent immediately after conclusion for registration of the researcher.

Documents to be submitted

The application can be submitted on the form contained in Annex 1 of Government Decree 181/2007 (VII.6.) on the accreditation of research organisations hosting third-country national researchers and on the hosting agreement, which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

The application must be accompanied by:

  • In the case of a business entity engaged in research and development activities under Section 7(1)6) of Act CXXX of 2016 on the Code of Civil Procedure, proof of the proportion of R&D expenditure or the number of full-time employees involved in R&D activities for one of the 3 financial years preceding the submission of the accreditation application. The certification may be based on a document issued by the head of the organisation, who declares, under his or her criminal responsibility, that the information is accurate.
  • A document certifying the payment of the general procedural fee specified in Article 29(1) of Act XCIII of 1990 on Duties, or, if the condition for exemption from duty pursuant to Article 5(2) applies, a declaration to this effect by the client.

Applications can be submitted:

  • by post to the President of the NRDI Office at the following mailing address: Nemzeti Kutatási, Fejlesztési és Innovációs Hivatal, 1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna tér 1.
  • on the e-Papír website,
  • on the magyarorszag.hu website, from the menu Közigazgatás, jog / Kérelem benyújtás (Public administration, law / Submit a request).

Payment obligation

Research organisations applying for accreditation shall pay a general procedural fee, as defined in Article 29(1) of Act XCIII of 1990 on Duties, in the amount of HUF 3 000. The provisions of the Act on Duties shall apply to the exemption from fees (full personal exemption from fees shall be granted to, inter alia, budgetary bodies, associations, public bodies, foundations, including public foundations, non-profit business associations registered as public-benefit and priority public-benefit organizations, public-benefit social cooperatives). In the case of a procedure initiated upon request, the client must declare the existence of the condition for exemption from duties pursuant to Section 5(2) of the Act on Duties.

The duty can be paid by means of a stamp duty or by payment into the Procedure Fee Collection Account No. 10032000-01012107 held by the Hungarian State Treasury.

Providing assistance

If you have any questions about the accreditation process, please contact the NRDI Office’s Customer Service for further assistance.

Phone: +36 (1) 795 9500 (Mon-Thu 9:00–16:00; Fri: 09:00-12:00).

Rules on Hosting Agreements

The accredited research organisation must immediately notify the NRDI Office and the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing of the conclusion and termination of the hosting agreement, by sending the hosting agreement at the same time in case of notification of the conclusion of the hosting agreement.

Mandatory elements of the hosting agreement:

  • the rights and obligations of the researcher and the accredited research organisation;
  • information on any planned visits to other member state(s) by the researcher in the framework of mobility if this is known at the time of conclusion of the hosting agreement;
  • the topic, purpose and schedule of research;
  • the time of teaching activities which may not exceed one-fifth of the researcher’s working time;
  • the duration of the hosting agreement;
  • the reasons for termination of the hosting agreement.

Remedies

The decision of the NRDI Office becomes final upon notification and is not subject to appeal. The decision can be challenged in court.

Relevant legislation

  • Government Decree 181/2007 (VII. 6.) on the Accreditation of research organizations hosting third-country national researchers and on the hosting agreement
  • Act CL of 2016 on the General Public Administration Procedures
  • Act XCIII of 1990 on Duties

 

Name of the accredited research organisation
Seat of the accredited research organisation
Number of researchers hosted by the accredited research organisation

Serial number of accreditation certificate

Expiry date of accreditation certificate

Agrártudományi Kutatóközpont 2462 Martonvásár,
Brunszvik u. 2.
  149/2017. 2022.08.01
Atommagkutató Intézet 4026 Debrecen,
Bem tér 18/C.
  148/2017. 2022.08.01
Biotalentum Tudásfejlesztő Kft. 2100 Gödöllő,
Aulich Lajos utca 26.
 0 161/2020. 2025.01.05
Bölcsészettudományi Kutatóközpont 1097 Budapest,
Tóth Kálmán u. 9.
  146/2017. 2022.08.01
Budapest Corvinus Egyetem 1093 Budapest,
Fővám tér 8.
  159/2018. 2023.11.14
Budapesti Műszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem 1111 Budapest,
Műegyetem rakpart 3.
  156/2017. 2022.10.09
Csillagászati és Földtudományi Kutatóközpont 9400 Sopron,
Csatkai Endre u. 6-8.
  147/2017. 2022.08.01
Debreceni Egyetem 4032 Debrecen,
Egyetem tér 1.
  151/2017. 2022.10.01
ELI-HU Kutatási és Fejlesztési Nkft. 6728 Szeged,
Wolfgang Saudner utca 3.
 18 162/2020. 2025.05.04
Energiatudományi Kutatóközpont 1021 Budapest,
Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33.
  145/2017. 2022.08.01
Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem 1053 Budapest,
Egyetem tér 1-3.
  150/2017. 2022.10.27
Felsőfokú Tanulmányok Intézete 9730 Kőszeg,
Chernel utca 14.
  163/2021. 2026.02.15
Földfizikai és Űrtudmányi Kutatóintézet 9400 Sopron,
Csatkai Endre u. 6-8.
  165/2021. 2026.06.22
Holografika Hologramelőállító Fejlesztő és Forgalmazó Kft. 1192 Budapest,
Ady Endre út 3/A.
 1 166/2021. 2026.07.04
Kína-KKE Intézet Nkft. 1052 Budapest,
Petőfi Sándor utca 11. 1. 1.
 0 164/2021. 2026.04.25
Kísérleti Orvostudományi Kutatóintézet 1083 Budapest,
Szigony u. 43.
 4 144/2017. 2022.08.01
Közgazdaság- és Regionális Tudományi Kutatóközpont 7621 Pécs,
Papnövelde u. 22.
 0 143/2017. 2022.08.01
Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem 1061 Budapest,
Liszt Ferenc tér 8.
  157/2017. 2022.11.10
Magyar Agrár- és Élettudományi Egyetem 2100 Gödöllő,
Práter Károly utca 1.
  155/1017. 2022.10.09
Nyelvtudományi Kutatóközpont 1068 Budapest,
Benczúr u. 33.
  142/2017. 2022.08.01
Ökológiai Kutatóközpont 8238 Tihany,
Klebelsberg K. u. 3.
  141/2017. 2022.08.01
Pannon Egyetem 8200 Veszprém,
Egyetem u. 10.
  167/2021 2026.09.15
Pécsi Tudományegyetem 7622 Pécs,
Vasvári Pál utca 4.
  160/2019. 2024.06.24
Rényi Alfréd Matematikai Kutatóintézet 1053 Budapest,
Reáltanoda u. 13-05.
  134/2017. 2022.08.01
Semmelweis Egyetem 1085 Budapest,
Üllői út 26.
  153/2017. 2022.11.15
Syreon Kutatóintézet Kft. 1142 Budapest,
Mexikói út 65/A.
 0 158/2017. 2022.11.25
Számítástechnikai és Automatizálási Kutatóintézet 1111 Budapest,
Kende u. 13-17.
  135/2017. 2022.08.01
Széchenyi István Egyetem 9026 Győr,
Egyetem tér 1.
  168/2021 2026.09.14
Szegedi Biológiai Kutatóközpont 6726 Szeged,
Temesvári krt. 62.
  136/2017. 2022.08.01
Szegedi Tudományegyetem 6720 Szeged,
Dugonics tér 13.
  152/2017. 2022.10.11
Támogatott Kutatócsoportok Irodája 1051 Budapest,
Nádor u. 7.
  140/2017. 2022.08.01
Tan Kapuja Buddhista Főiskola 1098 Budapest,
Börzsönyi utca 11.
 0 154/2017. 2022.11.15
Társadalomtudományi Kutatóközpont 1097 Budapest,
Tóth Kálmán utca 4.
  137/2017. 2022.08.01
Természettudományi Kutatóközpont 1117 Budapest,
Magyar Tudósok körútja 2.
  138/2017. 2022.08.01
Wiegner Fizikai Kutatóközpont 1021 Budapest,
Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33.
  139/2017. 2022.08.01

* Predecessive regulation: Council Directive 2005/71/EC on a specific procedure for admitting third-country nationals for the purposes of scientific research

Updated: 07 October 2021
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