3 Student jobs without Hungarian language knowledge

Posted by | April 8, 2014 | Job

Most jobs in Hungary obviously require still Hungarian native language, no matter if in a professional work environment or in student jobs. However there are jobs available that do not necessarily require Hungarian language skills but rather any foreign language skills. I would like to list 3 possibilities here that can get you a student job in Budapest without a word of Hungarian. This might be interesting for the many students coming from abroad to study here in Budapest even if it is only 1 or 2 semesters you might need a little extra money to pay your expenses.

1. Online Translator or Writer

Of course any remote job or online job that can be done from home is a great opportunity to earn money in Budapest even without Hungarian language knowledge. But where do you start and for whom do you work. You can try to find remote jobs on large international job portals or try it directly at companies that are known for hiring remotely but there are alternatives that are easier and more convenient. There are websites that aggregate the demand and distribute it to independent writers or translators just like you could be one. The largest and most trustworthy websites for such a job are:

The advantages of the jobs are very clear:

  1. Work from home or anywhere
  2. Earn an excellent income
  3. Flexible working hours
  4. Work as much as you can or want
  5. Get paid online

2. Tour Guide

I admit that you need a certain knowledge about Budapest to be a tour guide but all parts in the tourist industries are just about one thing: language. The more exotic your language is the better are your chances to work in a tourist office or as a tour guide. English, German, French are probably not the languages tourist agencies are looking for but in case you speak Chinese, Japanese, Finish or other languages that are not learned in early ages already you can get a job in the tourist industry easily and if it is only translations, receiving and answering emails or taking phone calls.

In a beautiful, historical city like Budapest tourist agencies are all over the place and are looking for people all the time so get your CV ready and send it out to a variety of offices that you mostly can find online. Do not wait for an open position but proactively send it to the responsible person to be in the database as soon as they have an opening.

3. Call Center Agent

Hungary is seen by many multinationals as a cheap labor but high educational standard country. This brings large call centers to Hungary because of the language diversity and the good education people have. Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom or now Emirates Airlines all have large call centers in or around Budapest that need to be operated by native speakers of several languages. Most popular here are European languages especially French, Spanish, German or Italian as these countries are in the same timezone as Budapest. US and South American hotlines as well as Asian Call Centers are not operated from Central Europe.

Browse any job website that offers Jobs in Budapest an you will see that workers for call centers are looked for all over the place. It is a fair paid work and often offers very flexible working hours which is perfect for students.


These are the 3 jobs I would recommend to look for when studying in Budapest and I bet that at least point 1. and 2. have not been on your list so far. When looking for a job just think about where you get in contact with English speakers in Budapest and where they work, you will see there are more jobs open with foreign language required than you think, also as a student.

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14 Responses to “3 Student jobs without Hungarian language knowledge”

  1. Comment made by dhruv on Jun 30th 2014 at 5:24 pm: Reply

    hey hello i am dhruv i and i am interestin gin your job can u tell me more how can i get this job

  2. Comment made by Uba Chidi on Jul 16th 2014 at 12:24 am: Reply

    I Am interested in the English speaking jobs.

  3. Comment made by felix on Jul 18th 2014 at 2:08 pm: Reply

    hello, my name is felix and i am very very interested in English speaking jobs as a student

  4. Comment made by azar on Aug 27th 2014 at 1:49 pm: Reply

    hello , I am interested in english speaking jobs , I have architecture BA , and student in Budapest .

  5. Comment made by SImonTrew on Sep 11th 2014 at 9:26 am: Reply

    I don’t know about the croupier one. I speak fluent English, some Hungarian, and fluent French. In English-speaking casinos one is expected to speak French. My grandfather was a bookmaker – so I can spot the odds and the cards straight away. It’s also quite useful because I have deaf friends and can sign like a tictac used to do to indicate the odds being laid. All decimal now, you try doing 100/30 on a cross double at 9/2 that should be a doddle if you know any maths but nobody can do that now. The book takes the frac. Helps if you are pretty i.e. female. Shouldn’t but does.

    Here is how you win at a casino: don’t walk in. This is why casinos have the money and you don’t. Nothing wrong with that, not saying it is immoral, you’re entitled to spend your money how you choose. I don’t mind the odd flutter myself. The idea that you are going to beat the house is the pernicious bit. Have a good night out and be prepared to lose what you have in your pocket – and no more. I took my late father to Newmarket races on his birthday some years .ago. I was 70 quid up on the day. I took he and his wife my mum out for a meal. Cost me 70 quid.

    You can’t win! You are better to be behind the table than in front of it, though. Dress smart and talk nicely, everyone at that table is your friend and you are the nicoest person in the world, nice to see you, unlucky there, going again? Just never take money off someone who needs the money, please: chasing the odds to desperately get a payout is not the way to do it. Take money off people who are enjoying their evening and it is a bit of fun.


  6. Comment made by alexandros pagratis on Oct 20th 2014 at 9:19 am: Reply

    hello i m intresting about the casino job i m studing computer sience and i m looking for a job in budapest because i will continue my studies there

  7. Comment made by Amro on Feb 1st 2015 at 9:58 pm: Reply


    my name is Amro. I studied tourism , I worked as a English and Hungarian tour guide in Egypt..
    i speak Arabic , English and Hungarian.
    I am interested in all those work..i can work as a tour guide or in a customer.
    service as well.

    Thank you in advance.

  8. Comment made by Nyassi on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:31 pm: Reply

    I am a student currently undertaking Masters Degree studies in Development Studies and keenly interested for a part time job. I can be reached via contact on +36 70 524 6559.
    Best regards

  9. Comment made by Ayimaleh Gilbert Njinju on Nov 8th 2015 at 6:36 pm: Reply

    Hello I’m student currently dping masters in marketing and management. I equally speak French and English fluently.I’m interested in this job offer.meet at ayimalehgilbert@yahoo.com or +36302730969.thanks

  10. Comment made by Abanenow Derick Obi on Apr 15th 2016 at 9:49 pm: Reply

    helo am call Abanenow derick obi i am a current Post Graduate MARKETING Management student at Wekerle Business School.I speak both English and French. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography as well and i am interested in this job offer.You can reach me through email obiderick@gmail.com or mobile +36305114571.

  11. Comment made by Mckenzie on Sep 23rd 2016 at 4:42 pm: Reply

    Is there any part time job that only requires English language?

  12. Comment made by Unique on Nov 17th 2016 at 4:07 pm: Reply

    hey,i can speak Chinese and English very well! i want this job!

  13. Comment made by john paul asaba on Dec 5th 2016 at 7:53 pm: Reply

    Hello sir my name is Asaba john paul a nurse now diong a BSC programe in PECS university wish to look for part time job im ENGLISH speaking im interested in you job offer.my tel+36309031079 email asabajohnpaul24@gmail.com

  14. Comment made by Darcy on Dec 21st 2016 at 1:42 pm: Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I am seeking a call center job in Budapest that doesn’t require Hungarian language knowledge, only English.
    Thanks in advance.

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