Hungary is among the top tourist destinations in Europe with the capital Budapest regarded as one of the most beautiful cities worldwide. Despite its relatively small size, the country is home to numerous World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grassland in Europe (Hortobágy).Administratively, Hungary is divided into 19 counties with the capital city of Budapest being independent of any county government. Hungary is a member of OECD, NATO, EU and the Schengen Convention. The official language of the country is Hungarian, which forms part of the Finno-Ugric language family. Hungarians call their language Magyar. Although Hungary is located in Central Europe, Hungarian is not related to any of the languages that surround the country.
If you are considering to study in Hungary in English, there are plenty of options to choose from.
The best-ranked university in Hungary, and usually among the top 500 universities worldwide, is the University of Szeged. With well over 20,000 students, it is also one of the largest institutions in the country. Other notable universities include Semmelweis University (in Budapest), Eötvös Loránd University (also in Budapest) and the University of Pécs.
Hungary is also well-regarded for its medical schools and dental schools, many of which offer tailored programmes for foreign students.
Hungarian universities charge tuition fees, but compared to other countries in Europe they are very affordable. Depending on the university and the programme, you can expect to pay around 2,500 to 3,000 euros per year; engineering programmes can be a bit more expensive at up to around 5,000 euros per year. Studying medicine or dentistry usually incurs tuition fees of around 6,000 to 8,000 euros per year.
At the same time, student life in Hungary is very affordable. Considering accommodation, food, transport and other things, you can get by on less than 600 euros per month in Budapest (the capital), and on less than 500 euros per month in the smaller cities.
Hungary is becoming an increasingly popular host country for international students. One of the reasons is the Stipendium Hungaricum, Latin for “Hungarian Scholarship”. The scholarship is very generous: It includes tuition fees, medical insurance, a housing allowance and a monthly stipend. Every year, the Stipendium Hungaricum is awarded to around 5,000 students from over 70 partner countries. Whether you are eligible for the subject you want to study depends on the cooperation programmes that are in place. Usually, you need to submit your application with all documents by mid-January to receive the scholarship for your studies commencing the same year.
There are many reasons why you should consider Hungary to study abroad:
Computer Science, IT, Management, Engineering, Business, Agriculture, Hospitality and tourism, Natural Science, Humanities and Social Sciences the foreign language programs are of high standard and tuition fees are very favorable when compared to its competition. The range of study fields students can choose from is wide:
Generally prospective students need to possess a high school diploma (or secondary school leaving certificate), which has to be translated into Hungarian or English with the corresponding transcript of courses and grades. Some courses may also require an entrance exam.
In the case of Master’s degrees, applicants have to submit the photocopy of their Bachelor’s diploma.
The documents required by the International students to Study in Hungary are: