How can I get to the University Archives?

Address: 1106 Budapest Maglódi út 8.
Telephone: +36 1 313-3296
In person:
The nearest station is ’Kocka utca’ which is served by Tram line 28, 37 and Bus line 85E. After getting of the public transport walk down on ’Olaj utca’ until the Magyar Gyula High School then turn left tot he gate of the archives.
If you arriving by car we provide free parking in front of the gate of the archives.

When is the research room open?

The research room is open the to researchers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m to 16 p.m.

How can I research in the archives?

Under legistlation 1995. LXVI. Act (Archives Act) every Hungarian citizen over the age of 18 has the right to research in the archives.
Not Hungarian citizens can research in the archives as well, in case they approve and observe the operative laws regarding the protection and management of data.
The registration and research of the documents are free.
Before starting the reserach you can make request on this email:
You can register in person.
Each researcher can submit 4 request. A request can contain one box per archival unit or 10 volume or 10 records by archival reference number.

What types of documents can I research?

The archives preserve the Eötvös Loránd University’s and it’s precedessor’s historical records, like as university offices, faculties, departments records, the matriculation’s records, the university’s employees, professors, researchers relevant personnel and employment documents and the professors’ legacies.
Records of the Faculty of Medicine can be found at Archives of Semmelweis University and the records of the Faculty of Theology located in archives of Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

What kind of documents can I find for family research?

If the person was a student of the university:
The records of the enrolled students start around the 1880’s. If the person you are looking for studied before 1880, beyond the Almanachs we can’t provide information.

All research containing personal data may be conducted in accordance with the Archives Act. (1995. évi LXVI. tc. 24. §).

What digitized database can I search?

You can find information about the digitized database under the menu ’University history online’

Where can I find the repository guides?

The up-to-date  holdings of the archives are available here:

A repertory published in print, but it does not include the new holdings since then.
The repertory’s first issue (1988) is available here:
The repertory’s second issue (1999) is available here:

Do the archives preserve doctoral dissertations and theses?

No, the archives don’t preserve dissertations and theses. The doctoral dissertations are collected by the University Library. On the theses the competent departments or the faculty libraries can provide information.

Is it possible to take a photo or make a copy?

Photography is possible, the photo ticket price: 1000 HUF/day
Copying is not possible.

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