Hungary is one of the European countries that has invested a lot into higher education, and the results are noticeable. An increasing number of internationals choose to study a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at Hungarian universities.
With low tuition and living costs, it’s easy to understand why. But that’s not all! Universities in Hungary also have a long history of providing quality education, the oldest institution being established as early as 1367. Hungary is a beautiful country. While living and studying here, you should visit the Buda Castle, the Hungarian Parliament building, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Heroes’ Square, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, etc.
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 programs for foreign students.
The following are some of the best Hungarian universities you should consider for your studies:
Hungarian universities charge tuition fees, but compared to other countries in Europe they are very affordable.
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.
Here are some documents you might need to submit during your university application:
To study in Hungary, you’ll need to provide proof of your English language proficiency. The certificates generally accepted by Hungarian universities are: