Nikolett Pénzváltó graduated in 2014 from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) with a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and Turkish Studies. She received her Master's degree in Security and Defence Policy from the National University of Public Service (NKE) in 2016. She defended his doctoral thesis on Turkish-Russian foreign, security and defence policy relations in autumn 2020 at the NKE Doctoral School of Defence Studies. In recent years, she has been working as a lecturer at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in addition to NKE.