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HUNGARIAN
HIGHER EDUCATION

2015

Studying in Hungary is a unique experience, both from an
academic and a professional point of view. The students
who visit us develop their skills and knowledge and, at the
same time, they have the opportunity to live in a country famous worldwide for its hospitality and its quality of
education.
Hungary’s higher education centres are dynamic and modern institutions, constantly adapting to the new challenges
of the knowledge society and market needs, preparing its’
students for employment in a wide variety of fields. The
universities are firmly committed to the task of converting
their campuses into poles of attraction for international
talent. They are the centres of knowledge, culture, and the workshops of research. Besides preserving
national traditions, Hungarian HEIs are part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and
develop and maintain relations with a large number of HEIs all over the world.
There are more than 60 higher education institutions located all over Hungary, offering students
courses leading to degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and PhD level in
countless specialisations taught in Hungarian, English, German or French.
Since this booklet can only give a brief description of the Hungarian system of higher education,
I suggest you browse the website of the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (www.mrk.hu) for more
details about our universities and colleges.
Last, but not least, I would like to encourage both students and instructors to choose Hungary, one
of Central Europe’s most dynamic, cosmopolitan countries for gaining knowledge, experience and
friendships that will last for a lifetime.

Hungarian Higher Education 2015

Prof. Dr. József BÓDIS
President of the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference

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Presidency of the Hungarian Rector’s Conference
Dr. József BÓDIS
Dr. Barna MEZEY
Dr. Eva KRISZT-SÁNDOR
Dr. Szabolcs SZUROMI
Dr. László VASS
Dr. Ferenc SZÁVAI
István ANDRÁS
Dr. Ferenc FRIEDLER
Dr. Szilveszter FÜSTI-MOLNÁR
Dr. Géza M. TÓTH
Dr. Kálmán LIPTAI
Dr. Gábor SZABÓ

University of Pécs
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest Business School
Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest
Budapest College of Communication and Business
Kaposvár University
College of Dunaújváros
University of Pannonia
Sárospataki Református Teológiai Akadémia
University of Theatre and Film Arts
University of Kaposvár
University of Szeged

Hungarian Rectors’ Conference
The Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (HRC) is a body to represent the whole Hungarian higher
education institution system. Its members are the rectors of universities and colleges. The system
of Hungarian higher education is very diverse as it comprises state, church, private and foundation
higher education institutions which all are represented both in Hungary and abroad by HRC
as a public corporation. The conditions of operation of HRC are provided by higher education
institutions.
HRC is, by virtue of law, a public benefit organization with special legal status to perform also
public duties set out in the Act on Higher Education in connection with its members and to the
activities and duties of its members.
HRC is an independent public corporation entitled to represent higher education institutions and
to protect their interests. HRC may deliver an opinion on any issue with relevance to the operation
of the higher education system and may make proposals for decision-makers or those in charge
of preparing decisions. The Statutes include the regulation of operation and a four-level system
of organization of HRC. The supreme decision-making organization of HRC is the Plenary Session, comprising all of the rectors of the Hungarian higher education institutions (66). Universities
and colleges are represented by a specific University Section and a College Section. Operative
decision-making and implementation duties are fulfilled by the Presidency with ten members. Special
professional issues are discussed by nineteen committees with powers of decision-preparation.
The bodies of HRC are supported by the Secretariat headed by the Secretary General.
The means available to HRC are specified by the Act on Higher Education and other legal
regulations.
Interest representation can mainly be exercised by HRC’s right of assent in most significant issues
of the regulation of higher education.
Legal regulations provide also another means for interest representation, allowing t
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he representatives
delegated by HRC to take part in the activities of other higher education bodies and organizations.
HRC delegates members to the Hungarian Accreditation Committee of Higher Education, to the
Higher Education and Scientific Council, to the Hungarian Scholarship Board, to the Language
Examination Accreditation Board and to other organizations active in the field of higher education
and research.
HRC is member of the European University Association and the International Association of
Universities.
President: Prof. Dr. József BÓDIS,
rector of the University of Pécs
Co-president: Dr. Éva KRISZT-SÁNDOR,
rector of Budapest Business School
Honorary President: Dr. Prof. Barna MEZEY
rector of the Eötvös Loránd University
Secretary general: Dr. Zoltán DUBÉCZI

Sections of the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference:
President of the University Section:
Dr. Gábor SZABÓ,
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest
President of the College Section:
Dr. Kálmán LIPTAI,
Eszterhazy Karoly University of Applied Sciences

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Hungarian Higher Educations Institutions´
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Come Study in Hungary!
About Hungarian higher education in general

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Hungarian higher education has a long history, with the first university founded in 1367. Hungary’s
modern higher education system consisting of universities and colleges emerged in the 20th century.
Hungarian diplomas are highly regarded worldwide. The programmes are of a high standard, yet
tuition fees and living costs are quite reasonable.
Hungary’s huge contribution to the world’s intellectual heritage includes many Hungarian-educated
Nobel Prize winners, famous Hungarian inventions including the ball-point pen (Biro), phosphorous
matches (Irinyi), the electric train (Kandó) and the telephone exchange (Puskás), not to mention a
long list of famous composers, painters and artists, including Zoltán Kodály, Béla Bartók, Victor
Vasarely and Jenő Ormandy.

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Eötvös József College
András Pető Institute of Conductive Education and
Collage for Conductor Training
Andrássy Gyula University
Baptist Theological Seminary
Bhaktivedanta College Budapest
Budapest Academy of Contemporary Dance
Budapest Business School
Budapest Collage of Communication and Business
Budapest College of Management
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Central European University
Corvinus University of Budapest
Dharma Gate Buddhist College
Eötvös Loránd University
Evangelical-Lutheran Theological University
Gábor Dénes College
Harsányi János College
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
Hungarian Dance Academy
International Business School
Jewish Theological Seminary - University of Jewish
Studies
John Wesley Theological College
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church
King Sigismund College
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (University)
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
National University of Public Service
Pázmány Péter Catholic University
Pentecostal Theological Colleget
Sapientia Collage of Theology of Religious Orders
Semmelweis University
Sola Scriptura College of Theology
Szent Pál Academy, Budapest
Universitas of Óbuda
University of Theatre and Film

Debrecen

Dunaújváros
Eger

Esztergom
Gödöllő
Gyöngyös
Győr

Debrecen University of Reformed Theology
University of Debrecen
College of Dunaújváros
Eszterházy Károly College
Theological College of Eger
Theological College of Esztergom
Szent István University
Károly Róbert College
Széchenyi István University
Theological College of Győr
Kalocsa
Tomori Pál College
Kaposvár
University of Kaposvár
Kecskemét
Kecskemét College
Miskolc
University of Miskolc
Nyíregyháza College of Nyíregyháza

Szent Atanáz Greek Catholic Theological Institute

Theological College of Pécs
Pápa
Pápa Theological Academy of the Reformed Church
Pécel
Adventist Theological College
Pécs
University of Pécs
Sárospatak
Sárospatak Theological Academy of the Reformed
Church
Sopron
University of West Hungary
Szeged
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r />Theological College of Szeged
University of Szeged
Székesfehérvár Kodolányi János University College
Szolnok
College of Szolnok
Tatabánya
Edutus Collage
Vác
Apor Vilmos Catholic College
Veszprém
Archiepiscopal Theological College of Veszprém
Pannon University
Neighbouring countries:
Beregszász
Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpatian Hungarian Institute
Nagyvárad
Partium Christian University
Kolozsvár
Hungarian University of Transylvania
Komárom
Selye János University

About Hungary
A small country with a great history, Hungary is located in the heart of Europe. The history of the
Hungarian state goes back more than eleven centuries. Today Hungary has a population of 10
million in an area of 93,030 km2.
Hungary is a parliamentary democracy. Hungary has been a full member of the European Union
since 1st May 2004. Its capital Budapest is a metropolis with nearly two million inhabitants and it is
considered by its many visitors as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Other Hungarian cities are
easily accessible from the capital by motorway or rail. Hungarians are famous for their hospitality
and cuisine. Culture and sports are also important features of Hungarian life including first-class
opera, theatres, museums, exhibitions and concerts as well as world tournaments in various sports.
The largest pop-festival in Europe, ‘Sziget’, is held annually on one of the islands in the river
Danube in Budapest.
Hungary is a market economy. In the last twenty years, Hungary has become an attractive country for investors. Numerous major international corporations have set up their regional centres in
Hungary. In recent years, several Hungarian companies have achieved a leading role in the region.

Hungary’s Higher education system
Higher education programmes in Hungary are offered by universities and colleges. In
accordance with the common European higher education principles, Hungary introduced the
three cycle degree structure in 2006 (BA/BSc, MA/MSc, and PhD/DLA). Within the framework of
this system, BA/BSc programmes lead to a first degree. Master level programmes require a first
degree as admission criterion. There are a few fields of tertiary education (e.g. law and medical
1 Source and further information: The Campus Hungary Programme Office of the Balassi Institute: http://www.bbmki.hu/ ,
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studies) where undivided long programmes remain the standard form of study (10 to 12 semesters)
leading to a first degree which is however equivalent to an MA/MSc degree. All BA/BSc and MA/
MSc degrees grant access to the labour market. In addition to full degree courses, HEIs offer
shorter programmes too, such as summer universities and partial training.
The strength of Hungarian higher education lies in its PhD/DLA programmes. The doctoral degrees
granted by Hungarian HEIs have a good international reputation. The pre-requisite to entering
doctoral programmes is a MA/MSc degree.

No. of credits

No. of semesters

BA/BSc

180 – 240 credits

6 – 8 semesters

MA/MSc

60 – 120 credits

2 – 4 semesters

300 – 360 credits

10 – 12 semesters

180 credits

6 semesters

60 – 120 credits

2 – 4 semesters

Degree programmes

Unified MA
PhD/DLA
Non-degree programmes
Postgraduate specialisation programmes
Summer university courses

Various

Partial trainings

Various

Higher level vocational training. Short cycle
advanced vocational programmes

Various

2 – 4 semesters

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters including 14–15 weeks of lectures and seminars
followed by a 6-week examination period.

Frequently Asked Questions
Are my credits gained in Hungary transferable?
As Hungary has been a member of the European Union since 2004, the Hungarian higher education
institutions are part of the European Higher Education Area, and the credits and degrees gained
in Hungary are transferable to other European institutions. The main objective of the introduction
of the credit system was to harmonize different country’s education systems and to facilitate student
mobility. As a result of this harmonisation, higher education institutions in Europe will recognise
your credits earned in a Hungarian institutions and vice versa.

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the admission requirements? What qualifications do I
need in order to be admitted to a higher education institution in
Hungary?
According to the Higher Education Act, admission to Bachelor’s degree (BA) programmes and
unified, undivided, long-term Master’s degree programmes is selective. The prerequisite of admission
to any study programme in a higher education institution is either (a) the Hungarian secondary
school leaving certificate, or (b) its foreign equivalent, or (c) a degree obtained in higher education
accredited or recognized in Hungary. There are a few exceptions where practical examinations or
aptitude tests are also required. Study programmes in the fields of music and arts require applicants
to demonstrate their particular artistic abilities. If you wish to obtain a PhD degree in Hungary, the
basic requirement is to hold a university degree which is equivalent to an MA/MSc degree.

Do I need a visa?
A) Students from the European Union and the European Economic Area

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B) Foreign students from outside the European Union
Foreign students from outside the European Union and students who are not citizens of countries
listed in the 539/2001/EC council regulation Annex II. are required to apply for a visa. The
application may be submitted at the Hungarian diplomatic mission or consular post in the country
of your permanent or habitual residence. If there is no such mission there, you can turn to any
other Hungarian diplomatic mission or consular post. The process of issuing the visa may take one
month.

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Students from the European Union, the European Economic Area and students who are citizens of
countries listed in the 539/2001/EC council regulation Annex II. may travel to Hungary without a
visa. They may apply directly for the residence permit upon arrival to Hungary if their expected stay
exceeds the period of 90 days.

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Residence permit
Once you have a valid visa, you will also need a residence permit. For the residence permit
application you need to submit the visa; a letter of acceptance from the Hungarian HEI you wish
to attend; confirmation from the institution that the applicant is exempt from the payment of tuition
fees or that he/she has already paid the tuition fees; a document certifying occupancy in Hungary;
documents certifying subsistence in Hungary; and a certificate of health insurance. Note that the
process may last for up to two months.

How much money do I need for living in Hungary?
In practice, you will need at least 100,000 HUF (320 EUR; 530 USD) per month in order to cover
the costs of decent accommodation (about 50,000-60,000 HUF + utilities (190-230 EUR; 280330 USD)), pay for public transport (one month in Budapest: 3,850 HUF (14 EUR; 21 USD)), and
even go out occasionally. This amount should cover the costs of rent, food, clothing, personal
hygiene, local transport, study materials, health insurance, telephone and other expenses – but not
the tuition fee. There are small regional differences in the cost of living: Budapest is more expensive
than other Hungarian cities.

How do I find accommodation?
You have several options to choose from when looking for public or private accommodation
in Hungarian cities. You may stay in the student residence of the university you are attending,
rent a room, share a flat, or rent a whole flat on your own. Since the rent may take up more
than the half of your budget, your other financial options will depend greatly on your choice of
accommodation. Note, however, that student residence places – meaning usually twin and more
rarely single bedrooms – are limited in number.
Information on private places for rent can be found in the classified adverts in newspapers, on the
Internet or on the notice boards of the university. In many institutions, the offices of international
or foreign student affairs, or the centre for student services will help you find a convenient place to
stay. Renting rooms and sharing flats is naturally cheaper.

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Residents of EEA (European Economic Area) countries and Switzerland, who are entitled to health
care of the national health service of their respective countries of residence, can receive health care
free of charge in Hungary on the basis of the European Health Insurance Card.
Residents of countries which have signed bilateral agreements with Hungary are also entitled to
receive health care free of charge in urgent cases. Participants of international student exchange
programmes and scholarship hol
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ders in Hungary are entitled to free medical care as well.
Residents of third countries have to pay full price for the health care services in Hungary. Foreign
residents studying in Hungary may obtain health insurance by signing agreement with National
Health Insurance Fund (OEP) and paying 30% of the local minimum wage per month (23,400
HUF; approx. 90 EUR, 130 USD).

Budapest University of Technology
and Economics
(Research Centre of Excellence)
1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3-9.
+36 1 463-1111
info@mail.bme.hu,
www.bme.hu
Head of the Institution
Prof. Dr. Gábor PÉCELI, Rector
Students
24,291
Foreign students
1,466
Lecturers
1,336
Researchers
217
Academic staff (with PhD)
721
Founded in
1782
State

Programmes in English
BSc in Architecture, BSc in Civil Engineering, BSc in
Chemical Technology, BSc in Electrical Engineering,
BSc in Software Engineering, BSc in Mechanical
Engineering, BSc in Transportation Engineering,
BSC in Mathematics.
MSc in Architecture, MSc in Civil Engineering, MSc in Chemical Technology, MSc in
Electrical Engineering, MSc in Software Engineering, MSc in Mechanical Engineering,
MSc in Transportation Engineering, MSc in Mathematics, MSc in Physics, MSc in Cognitive
Studies.
PhD in Civil Engineering, PhD in Chemical Technology, PhD in Electrical Engineering, PhD in
Software Engineering, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, PhD in Transportation Engineering,
PhD in Mathematics, PhD in Physics, PhD in Cognitive Science.
General Information
Preparatory- Duration: 2 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 3,200/semester
BSc- Duration: 7-8 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 2,250-3200/semester for EU citizens, EUR
3,200/semester for non-EU,
MSc- Duration: 3-4 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 2,750/semester for EU citizens, EUR 3,5003800/semester for non-EU,
MSc (Faculty of Architecture) 5-year- Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 2,750/
semester for EU citizens, EUR 3,200/semester for non-EU citizens
PhD- Duration: 6 semesters, Tuition fee: min. EUR 4,500/semester
Short Introduction
The goal of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is to graduate
professionals who are capable of high-level creative work, who can organize and supervise
production and infrastructure, and who are qualified to perform scientific research,
participate in technical development, solve engineering problems and implement solutions.
International Relations and Projects
BME is listed among the 5 elite national research universities ranked by the Hungarian
Ministry of National Resources.
BME is proud of its 230-year tradition of excellence in engineering education. It has
developed into one of the largest institutions of higher education in Hungary and it is one of
Central Europe’s most important research centers. Its results in the EU 7th R+D Framework
Programme prove that BME was in fact the most successful participant of the Framework
Programme, not just in Hungary but also among the 10 new European Union member
state participants. The University considers scientific and applied research and development
to be of equal importance not only to its educational activities, but also to economic
and social development. BME has 16 knowledge centers and is a member of the most
respected European and worldwide communities of higher education and engineering,
such as EUA, AUF, CESAEER, IAUP, SEFI, TIME etc.
Approximately 1200 of the university’s 24 000 students are from more than 50 different
countries, in additions to educating engineers in English the university provides continuing
training through:
undergraduate programs in engineering;
graduate programs in engineering specialization and in coognitive sciences;
Ph.D programs, guidance and instruction for scientific research fellows.
Approximately 1200 of the university’s 24 000 students are from more than 50 different
countries, in additions to educating engineers in English the university provides continuing
training through:
undergraduate programs in engineering;
graduate programs in engineering specialization and in coognitive sciences;
Ph.D programs, guidance and instruction for scientific research fellows.
Further information: www.bme.hu
1111 Budapest, Műegyetem rkp. 3-9.
+36 1 463-1111
info@mail.bme.hu, www.bme.hu

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University of Debrecen

Eötvös Loránd University

Programmes in English
BSc in Mechanical Engineering, BSc in Biochemical
Engineering, BSc in F
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ood Engineering, BSc in
Agricultural Engineering in Environmental Management, BSc in Mechatronics Engineering, BSc in
Agricultural Engineering, BA in English and American
Studies, BA in Performance (Music), BA in Musical
Creative Art and Musicology, BA in English Studies,
BSc in Electrical Engineering, BSc in Computer Science, BSc in Food Engineering, BA in Management and Business Administration, BSc
in Chemical Engineering, BSc in Physiotherapy, BSc in Public Health, BSc in Business
Informatics, BSc in Computer Science Engineering

Programmes in English2
Short-term programmes at the Faculty of
Humanities, Pre-university programme in Software
Information Technology, Pre-university programme
in Biology, Pre-university programme in Chemistry,
Pre-university programme in Physics,
Pre-university programme plus BA in English and
American Studies, BA in Psychology, BA in English and American Studies, BA in French
Language, Literature, and Culture, BA in German as a minority language and literature major
of Germanic studies, BA in German Language, Literature, and Culture, BA in Italian major
of Romance studies, BA in Portuguese major of Romance studies, BA in Romanian major
of Romance studies, BA in Spanish major of Romance studies, BSc in Software Information
Technology, BSc in Biology, BSc in Chemistry, BSc in Physics,
MA in Psychology, MA in American Studies, MA in English Studies, MA in History of civilisation,
globalisation and European territories, TEMA Erasmus Mundus Master Course (European
Territories) MA in French language, literature, and culture, MA in German language, literature,
and culture, MA in German as a minority language and literature, MA in Hungarian Studies,
MA in Logic and Theory of Science, MA in Polish Language and Literature, MA in Portuguese
language, literature, and culture, MA in Romanian language, literature, and culture, MA in
Russian Language and Literature Spanish language, literature, and culture, MSc at EIT ICT Labs
Master School Security and Privacy, MSc at EIT ICT Labs Master School Service Design and
Engineering, MSc Computer Science, Software Information Technology, MSc in Biology, MSc
in Chemistry, MSc in Mathematics, MSc in Physics, MSc in Middle European interdisciplinary
master programme in Cognitive Science (MEi: CogSci), MA in Forensic Science, MA in Ethnic
and Minority Studies Program.
PhD in Cultural and Global Criminology, PhD at the Faculty of Humanities, PhD at the
Doctoral School of Literary Studies, PhD at the Doctoral School of Linguistics, PhD at the
Doctoral School of History, PhD at the Doctoral School of Philosophy, PhD at the Doctoral
School of Ethnography, PhD at the Doctoral School of Art History, PhD in German literary and
linguistic studies, PhD in Computer Science, PhD in Biology, PhD in Chemistry, PhD in Physics.

4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.
+36 52 512-900
info@unideb.hu, info@edu.unideb.hu
www.unideb.hu
Head of the Institution
Prof. Dr. Zoltán SZILVÁSSY, Rector
Students
28,812

LLM in European and International Business Law
Academic staff (with PhD)
1,055
Founded in
1538
State

DMD in Dentistry, MD in Medicine, PharmD in Pharmacy
MSc in Molecular Biology, MSc in Agricultural Engineer, MSc in Animal Science, MSc
in Public Health, MSc in Food Safety and Quality Engineer Sciences, MSc in Complex
rehabilitation, MSc in Molecular Biology, MSc in Computer Science, MSc in Sustainable
Animal Nutrition and Feeding (joint degree), MA in International Economy and Business, MA in Performance (Music), MA in American Studies, MA in English Studies, MSc
in Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, MSc in Plant Protection, MSc in
Business Information Technology, MSc in Mechatronics Engineering
PhD in Biology and Environmental Sciences, PhD in Chemistry, PhD in Earth Sciences, PhD
in English and American Studies, PhD in Environmental Sciences, PhD in Crop, Horticultural
and Food Sciences, PhD in Informatics, PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science, PhD
in Physics.
General Information
BSc/BA- Duration: 6 -7 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 5,500-8,500/year
MSc/MA- Duration: 4 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 6,500-8,500/year
General Medicine- Duration: 12 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 16,000/academic year
Dentistry- Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 15,500/academic year, in years 3, 4,
5 an additional material cost is added: USD 1,000/ year.
Pharmacy - Duration: 10+2 additional semester for MPH/D.Pharm, Tuition fee: USD
8,000/ year.
PhD- Duration: 6 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 6,500/year
Prep. programmes - Duration: 1-2 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 2,000-7,000/semester

Hungari
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an Higher Education 2015

Short Introduction
UD is a leading research university, educating close to 30,000 students in 14 faculties.
Students can choose from over 60 majors, and upon graduation, from 25 doctoral schools.

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International Relations and Projects
UD has international relations with about 300 universities in Europe and worldwide.
Students can participate in the ERASMUS, ISEP and CEEPUS programmes, as well as
bilateral exchange programmes to spend a semester or two abroad. New relations have
just been established with some Chinese and Indian universities, and hopefully more will
follow soon. From 2012 the University is also going to launch pre-master courses for
international students, who seek admission to one of our master’s programmes.
Contact information: Katalin Györe, +36 52 258 052, katalin@edu.med.unideb.hu , and
Ágnes Szurmai +36 52 518 659, szurmai.agnes@tek.unideb.hu

(Research Centre of Excellence)

1053 Budapest, Egyetem tér 1-3.
+36 1 411-6543
iro@elte.hu
www.elte.hu/en
Head of the Institution
Prof. Dr. Barna MEZEY, Rector
Students
30,455
Academic staff (with PhD)
1,761
Founded in
1635
State

General Information
Eötvös Loránd University offers students a huge variety of programmes in a wide range
of subjects at different levels of tertiary education. For detailed information on the entry
requirements and tuition fees, please visit the programme-specific pages of the appropriate
faculties. http://www.elte.hu/en/degree-programmes
Short Introduction
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), the leading research university of Hungary, serves the interests
of high quality education and cutting edge research with the conviction that neither can exist
without the other. Therefore all the educational programmes of ELTE implement the latest
research achievements.
International Relations and Projects
ELTE is also one of Hungary’s most international institutions, with more than 700 European partner universities and more than 65 from other continents. Profiting from such an
international environment allows ELTE to design educational programmes of the highest
academic standard with the most of our educational and industrial partners. This philosophy
of co-operation assures that ELTE degrees are accepted around the globe, and ELTE graduates
are in constant demand on the labour market. Eötvös Loránd University already provides more
than 40 programmes in English and the number of joint degree programmes is growing each
year. In 2010 and 2011 two ERASMUS Mundus master programmes (TEMA; DCGC) joined
the colourful portfolio of our institution. For ERASMUS Mundus scholarships please visit our
website.
As well as these various programmes, ELTE also organizes several summer universities. For
further information please consult: in English: www.elte.hu/en; in Chinese: www.elte.hu/cn; in
German www.elte.hu/de

2 Language programme studies available in the language of the taught culture.

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University of Pécs

Head of the Institution
Prof. Dr. József BÓDIS, Rector
Students
20,624
Academic staff (with PhD)
1,470
Founded in
1367
State

Programmes in German
General Medicine, Dentistry, BEd Training Kindergarten Teacher for German Ethnic
Minorities, BEd Training Elementary School Teacher for German Ethnic Minorities, MA in
German Language, Literature and Culture, MA in German as a Minority Language and
Literature

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General Information
English Language Preparatory Courses for Medical and Business Studies- Duration:
4-11months, Tuition fee: EUR 3,500- 6,300
Preparatory courses- Duration: 3 weeks: Tuition fee USD 500 – 1,500
BA, BSc- Duration: 6 semesters, Tuition fee EU students: EUR 1,600-2,500/semester; nonEU students: EUR 2750-3450/semester
MA- Duration: 4 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 1,500 – 5,000/semester
MSc in Applied Management – Duration: 4 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 2,900/semester
MSc in Medical Biotechnology- Duration: 4 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 5,500/semester
General Medicine- Duration: 12 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 15,300/year
General Medicine in German- Duration: 12 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 6,600/semester
Dentistry– Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: USD15,900/year
Dentistry in German– Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 6,820/semester
Pharmacy - Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 9,500/year
PhD- Duration: 6 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR
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2,300 - 3,125/semester
PhD in Business Administration- Duration: 4 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 12,500

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Short Introduction
The University of Pécs, the oldest university of Hungary (founded in 1367) is also one of the
largest research universities in Hungary. The University has started international education
30 years ago and is pleased to have 2500 international students coming from more than
70 countries of the world. The University of Pécs offers 55 different degree programmes
and preparatory courses in English and German for the growing number of foreign students
that provide them with varied and exciting career opportunities around the world. The
high quality laboratories and equipment give our students the opportunity to study and do
research in the most modern environment. The university is located in a uniquely beautiful
and culturally active city that received the prestigious European Capital of Culture title in
2010.
International Relations and Projects
The University of Pécs has 58 bilateral agreements in 25 countries. In the LLP/ERASMUS
Programme, UP has 528 agreements with 355 universities located in 27 countries. The UP
participates in 9 CEEPUS networks. Summer Universities: Blue Economy Summer School,
Pécs Debate Academy, Simonyi Summer School, Hungarian Language and Culture Summer
University
Further information: Ms. Gyöngyi Pozsgai, Head of the International Relations Office,
pozsgai.gyongyi@pte.hu, tel.: +36 72 501-500/12418

(Research Centre of Excellence)

1085 Budapest, Üllői út 26.
+36 1 459 -1500
international@semmelweis-univ.hu
www.semmelweis-univ.hu
Head of the Institution
Prof. Dr. Ágoston SZÉL, rektor
Students
10,773
Academic staff (with PhD)
ca 1,000
Founded in
1769
State

Programmes in English
English language and Professional
Preparatory courses (M.D., Basic health
sciences)
Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Doctor of Dental
Medicine (D.M.D.)
BSc in Nursing, BSc in Physiotherapy, BSc
in Midwifery
MSc in Nursing, MSc in Physiotherapy
Intercultural
Nursing
postgraduate
specialist training course
21 additional postgraduate intensive training courses in the field of health sciences
Ph.D. courses at seven different Doctoral Schools
General Information
General Medicine - Duration: 12 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 17,500/year;
Dentistry - Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: Years 1-2: USD 17,500/year, in years 3, 4,
5: USD 21,100/year (includes material fee)
Pharmacy - Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: USD 12,000/year
Health Sciences BSc programmes - Duration: 8 semesters, Tuition fee: Years 1-2: EUR
6200/year
Health Sciences MSc programmes – Duration: 3 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 3950/semester
PhD - Duration: 6 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 3,000/semester
Short Introduction
Founded in 1769, Semmelweis University is the oldest medical school in Hungary. It
provides high quality programmes in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences, and
health management. Recognised as one of Europe’s leading centres of medicine and
health sciences, the University brings together about 3,100 international students from 78
nations around the world.
International Relations and Projects
The University maintains cooperative ties with over 150 higher education institutions
from across Europe and stretching as far as North America and Asia. It takes part in
numerous student and academic staff exchange programmes and is an active participant
in the ERASMUS+ and Leonardo programmes. Many of its research groups collaborate
with international institutions. The University is a member of several international
organisations, including the International Association of Universities (IAU), the European
University Association (EUA) and the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC), the Association
of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) and the Association of Medical Schools
in Europe (AMSE).

Hungarian Higher Education 2015

7633 Pécs, Vasvári Pál u.4.
+36 72 501-500
info@pte.hu
www.pte.hu, www.english.pte.hu

Programmes in English
BA, BSc in Business Administration, Psychology,
English and American Studies, International
Relations, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Midwifery,
Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences,
Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Physical
Education and Coaching, Earth Sciences,
Engineering Information Technology, Civil
Engineering, Architecture
MA, MSc in English Studies, Medical
Biotechnology, Applied Management, Architecture, Ceramic Design, Music, Human
Resources
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Counselling, International Relations, European and International Business Law,
Structural Engineering, Engineering Information Technology
MD, DMD in General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy
PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Physics, English Applied Linguistics and TEFL/
TESOL, Business Administration, Architecture/Architectural Engineering, Health Science,
Regional Development

Semmelweis University

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University of Szeged

Budapest Business School

(Research Centre of Excellence)
Programmes in English3

6720 Szeged, Dugonics tér 13.
+36 62 544-000
rektor@rekt.szte.hu
www.u-szeged.hu

BSc in Agricultural Engineering, BA in English Studies, BA in French
Language, Literature and Culture, BA in German Language,
Literature and Culture, BA in Italian Language, Literature and
Culture, BA in Spanish Language, Literature and Culture, BA in
Business Administration and Management, BA in Performing Arts,

Head of the Institution
Prof. Dr. Gábor SZABÓ, Rector

MA in English Studies, MA in American Studies, MA in Dance Anthropology and Choreography (Choreomundus

International MA in German Language, Literature and Culture – in cooperation with the University of Kassel,

ternational Relations (in French), LLM. in International and European Trade and Investment Law, MA in Classical

Academic staff (with PhD)
197

General Information
BA- Duration: 7 semesters, Tuition fee: for EU citizens: EUR 1,150-1,600/semester, for
Non-EU citizens: EUR 2000-2600/semester and EUR 600 registration fee

Course Module in Laser Physics and Applications, MSc in Software Information Technology, MSc in Applied
Mathematics, MSc in Financial Mathematics, MSc in Geography
General Medicine (MD), Dental Medicine (DM), Pharmacy (Dr.Pharm)

State

PhD in Business Studies (in cooperation with Anglia
Ruskin University)

and Culture, MA in International Economy and Business, Master in International Relations (MIR), Master in InSinging, MA in Classical Musical Instrumental Performance, MSc in Chemistry, MSc in Biology, MSc Degree

Founded in
1581

Students
15,057

English, MA in French Language, Literature and Culture, MA in German Language, Literature and Culture,
MA in Italian Language, Literature and Culture, MA in Study of Religions, MA in Spanish Language, Literature

Academic staff (with PhD)
1,151

Head of the Institution
Dr. Éva SÁNDOR-KRISZT, Rector

MA in Tourism Management, MA in International Relations, MA in International Economics and Business, MA in
International Business (in cooperation with Anglia Ruskin
University)

BSc in Chemistry
- international Erasmus Mundus MA), MA in Education, English teaching Master’s degree (Med) in teaching

Students
23,144

1149 Budapest, Buzogány u. 11-13.
(+36-1) 301-3449
international@bgf.hu
www.bgf.hu

Programmes in English
BA in Commerce and Marketing (also in German), BA in
Tourism and Catering (also in German), BA in International Business Economics (also in French), BA in Finance
and Accounting,

Founded in
2000

PhD in Educational Sciences, PhD in History, PhD in Linguistics, PhD in Literature, PhD in Philosophy, PhD in
Economics, PhD in Law and Political Sciences, PhD in Clinical Medicine, PhD in Interdisciplinary Sciences (Health Sciences, Theoretical Medicine, Experimental Medicine), PhD in Multidisciplinary Medical Sciences, PhD in
Theoretical Medicine, PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD in Biology, PhD in Chemistry, PhD in Environmental
Sciences, PhD in Geosciences, PhD in Physics, PhD in Mathematics, PhD in Computer Sciences
General Information
BA/BSc- Duration: 6 semesters (for a few programmes 6+1 semesters: BSc in Agricultural Engineering, BA in
Business Administration and Management; or 5 semesters: English teaching Master’s degree (Med) in teaching
English), Tuition fee: EUR 1700-3300/semester
MA/MSc- Duration: 4 semesters (for LLM in International and European Trade and Investment Law: 2 semesters),
Tuition fee: EUR 1000-3700/semester
Preparatory programmes- Duration: 2 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 5600-7000/year

State

MA- Duration: 4 semesters, Tuition fee: for EU citizens: EUR 1,300-1,540/semester, for
Non-EU citizens: EUR 2,600/semester and EUR 600 registration fee; MA in International Business: 3 semesters: Tuition fee: for EU citizens: EUR 1,540/semester, for Non-EU
citizens: EUR 2,600/semester
PhD- Duration: 6 semesters (full-time) or 4 semesters (part-time), Tuition fee: for
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EU citizens
GBP 2520 - 4200/academic year, for Non-EU citizens 5880-9800 GBP/academic year
Short Introduction
The predecessor of Budapest Business School, Hungary’s market leading and largest college was the Academy of Commerce established in 1857. Highly qualified faculty guarantee
elevated standards of professional education. Our efforts draw positive feedback since the
Institution was awarded the Higher Education Quality Award in 2010, and since 2012 it is
the holder of the ISO 9001:2009 certificate. In 2013 the BBS received the title of University
of Applied Sciences.

General Medicine (MD)- Duration: 12 semesters, Tuition fee: 15400 USD/year (years 1-5), 7700 USD (year 6)
General Medicine (MD in German, 4 semester course covering the first two years, degree: Zeugnis über die
Ärztliche Vorprüfung)- Duration: 4 semesters, Tuition fee: 13200 EUR/year (years 1-2)
Dental Medicine- Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: 15900 USD/year

International Relations and Projects
The Budapest Business School has wide-ranging international relations with more than 200
universitiesand colleges in 43 countries on five continents.

Pharmacy- Duration: 10 semesters, Tuition fee: 9800 USD/year (year 1), 9300 USD/year (year 2-5)
PhD- Duration: 6 semesters, Tuition fee: EUR 2500-5000/semester
Short Introduction
The University of Szeged, which has a more than 430-year-long history, is one of the three Universities of
National Excellence in Hungary, and it is also one of the largest higher-educational institutions in the country.
According to higher education rankings the USz is constantly around the outstanding Nr. 500 position in the

Types of international cooperation:
1. Strategic cooperation based on dual award programmes, joint studies, research and
joint projects.
2. Relations based on mobility of ERASMUS and CEEPUS programmes.
3. Bilateral educational, research and scientific cooperation outside the ERASMUS and
CEEPUS programmes. Further information: international@bgf.hu

world. The USz comprises 12 faculties and represents nearly 25000 students including more than 2500 foreign

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International Relations and Projects
The educational, scientific and research activities of the University of Szeged are internationally recognized.
The international perspective is reflected in the University’s research and training activities through the
composition of the multilingual teaching staff, the outstanding participation in student exchange programmes
and various international research collaborations. The University has bilateral agreements with more than 90
partner institutions and over 400 Erasmus partner universities worldwide. The USz participates in 8 CEEPUS
networks either as coordinator (1) or as a partner institution (7). Mobility awards of the University: E-Quality
Award, International Cooperation Quality Award. In the Campus Hungary programme’s five rounds so far the
scholarship applications of the USz have achieved 80% success rate. The University of Szeged participates
in other scholarship programmes too (Stipendium Hungaricum, Science Without Borders – Ciência sem
Fronteiras) where partial and full degree programmes are provided for international students. The Institution
has won and has been delivering altogether 43 projects in the 7th EU R&D Framework Programme and its
continuation, the Horizon 2020 Programme, as well as 72 projects within the New Széchenyi Plan. The University is in cooperation with various acknowledged international institutional networks. Further information:
www.u-szeged.hu

3 Some programmes are delivered in other languages than English (eg. French). Furthermore, language programme studies are available in the language of the taught culture.

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Head of the Institution
Dr. Zsolt ROSTOVÁNYI, Rector
Students
14,522
Academic staff (with PhD)
506
Founded in
1853
State

Szent István University

Programmes in English
BA in Sustainable Agriculture Production, BA in
Landscape Engineering, BA in Business and Management, BA in International Business, BA in
Sociology.

Programmes in English
BSc in Agricultural Sciences,
BSc in Wildlife Conservation and Management,
BSc in Mechanical Engineering,
BA in Management and Business
Administration,

MA in Marketing, MA in International Economy
and Business, MA in Public Policy and Management, MSc in Horticulture, MBA Master of Business Administration.
PhD in Management and Business