Students are scattered around the city in either apartments or in home stays with Hungarian families. By filling out the 'room match form' the students can mark their preferences regarding living in Buda or Pest, the level of privacy they require etc. Then the BSM staff finds them the best place to live.
Within the first two or three weeks of arriving in Budapest it is possible to get new housing if there is a problem with your original housing assignment.
Rent can range from 65000 to 75000 HUF a month plus utilities. In general, living on your own or in a home stay will cost more than sharing an apartment with one or two people.