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Teach English in Hungary

CIEE TEFL Job Placement Opportunity

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As a current student or alumni of CIEE TEFL, you receive access to free TEFL Job Placement Assistance. CIEE TEFL will send your application directly to trusted employers to expedite the hiring process.

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Café culture, museums, and thermal baths make Budapest an alluring place to teach abroad. CIEE’s partners there offer several types of jobs: we can help you pursue work in K-12 classrooms, or with preschool and afterschool programs, as you prefer!  

Position Highlights: 

  • Full time English teachers earn a monthly net salary of 445,000 HUF, plus housing
  • Potential to teach additional subjects such as STEM, storytelling, music, IT, arts & crafts, drama, and sports
  • Extensive teacher training provided by employers
LocationStart DateEnd DateCompensation
BudapestJobs typically start in August. Some start dates may be available Sept-JanJune445,000 HUF per month

CIEE TEFL placement assistance in Hungary is only available to current students and alumni of the 150-Hour or 180-Hour CIEE TEFL Certificate courses. Placement assistance does not include pre-departure or in-country support from CIEE TEFL.

Enroll today in the 150-Hour or 180-Hour TEFL Certificate course to become eligible for CIEE TEFL job placement assistance.


What to Expect
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What to Expect

CIEE TEFL’s carefully selected partner employers in Hungary provide competitive benefits and a high level of support, including: 

  • Monthly salary to cover living expenses
  • Rent-free housing option organized by employer
  • 2-3 weeks of comprehensive teacher training, and ongoing professional development offered through the school year
  • Hungarian national holidays and most school vacation periods off
  • Comprehensive support with visa and immigration
  • Medical coverage
The Destination

The Take-Aways


Monthly net salary of 445,000 HUF, plus housing. Live comfortably in Budapest and travel throughout Europe during your time off.


Job placement throughout Greater Budapest Area. Skip the job hunt and enjoy peace of mind with job placement assistance from CIEE TEFL.

Easy Application

CIEE TEFL sends your application straight to our partner. No additional fees required.

  • Budapest parliament building by the water
  • Budapest thermal baths

The Destination

Budapest invites you to wander the streets, soaking in the historical art and architecture by day, and events, dining, and music by night. The Danube river divides the two sides of the city, Buda and Pest, so you will never be far from the water and river cruises are a popular activity.  Budapest boasts an efficient network of metro lines, buses, and trams that make it easy to travel between neighborhoods.  Teachers in Budapest enjoy the café culture, neighborhood bakeries with an array of local treats, and the famous thermal baths that are fed by dozens of hot springs.

Job Description

Job Description

CIEE partners with two well-respected organizations in Budapest that run innovative English Language programs in local public schools. One of our partners places teachers in K-12 classrooms, and the other runs preschool and after-school programs at public schools. Once you sign up, we’ll ask which of these you prefer, then we will send your application to the corresponding partner for video hiring interviews.

All positions are full-time, with Monday-to-Friday schedules. You can expect 25-28 classroom teaching hours per week, with approximately 10-12 additional hours devoted to things like meetings, prep time, transition time, grading, special events, and supervising snack and recess.

K-12 Classroom Position Details

  • Co-teach in public school classrooms alongside local instructors.
  • Candidates with experience in math, science, and IT are especially encouraged to apply, since there are often opportunities to teach these subjects in addition to English Language.
  • Salary is 445,000 HUF per month, after taxes.

Preschool and After-School Position Details

  • Preschool classes (age 3-6) are co-taught with a local instructor, between 7:30 am and 1:00 pm.
  • With after-school language enrichment classes, ages 6-10 are co-taught with a local instructor, and ages 11-14 are taught solo.
  • Expect a mixed schedule of preschool and after-school classes totaling 28 classroom hours per week.
  • Candidates with experience in storytelling, arts & crafts, sports, music, drama, STEM, and cooking are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Salary is 445,000 HUF per month, after taxes

Other Benefits

Successful candidates will receive a competitive package of compensation and benefits! In addition to the salaries described above, employers also provide training, full support to manage your visa and immigration, professional development, medical coverage and a rent-free housing option, typically a furnished studio apartment. Teachers have time off during school vacations and Hungarian national holidays.

The cost of living in Hungary is much lower than in the United States and your salary should easily cover normal living expenses. If you’re hoping to travel extensively during breaks, you should plan to bring additional funds.



There are a few simple requirements. These, plus a sense of adventure and a desire to cross cultural boundaries and engage with people eager to learn English, will make you a great candidate.


  • A bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Native-level English fluency
  • Currently enrolled in or completed a 150-Hour or 180-Hour CIEE TEFL Certificate course
  • Citizenship in the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or South Africa


On Your Resume, Include Relevant Experience Such As:

  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Non-classroom teaching experience: camp counselor, tutor, coach, etc.
  • Drama, music, storytelling, sports
  • IT or STEM experience
  • Arts & crafts skills


If You Meet the Requirements Above You Can Enroll

Get Started Today!

CIEE TEFL Placement Assistance in Hungary does not include pre-departure or in-country support from CIEE TEFL.

If you are interested in teaching abroad with support from CIEE check out our Teach Abroad programs.