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Szechenyi Istvan University (University of Gyor)

Location Széchenyi István University (SZE), Győr Hungary
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# 801-1000

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7

Undergraduate programs
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22

Postgraduate programs
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3

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Széchenyi István University (SZE) , is located in the city of Győr, a county seat in the North-West of Hungary, with a population of 131,000, and around 300,000 in the agglomeration. Together with Vienna, capital of Austria, and Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, Győr is on the so-called golden triangle . Győr’s location in Central Europe, at the very heart of the continent, makes many of the region’s capitals easily accessible. Ranking as the sixth largest city in Hungary, the city’s dynamic industrial base produces an impressive one tenth of the country’s exports.

SZE is a dynamically developing University with nearly 13,500 students , employing more than 600 academic staff . The most significant factor in the University’s recent history is the paradigm change in Hungarian higher education. During this process, the fundatorial and controlling rights of selected institutions are handed over by the state to trust foundations. Our transformation to an entrepreneurial university is aimed at creating efficient and modern higher education as well as developing the ability to innovate and opening up to the business world. The controlling rights of our institution were transferred from the state to the Széchenyi István University Foundation on 1 August 2020. 

The rapid pace of the internationalization process at Széchenyi István University is evidenced by the steady annual rise in the numbers of international students, now representing approximately one tenth of the total number of full-time students and originating from 65 nations. This growth has been paralleled by the increase in the number of international programmes. International applicants to SZE now have a choice of 35 English-taught programmes – with 7 at Bachelors level, 18 Masters, 7 Doctoral programmes, an AACSB accredited double degree Masters in Business Administration programme, and 2 post-graduate programmes: LLM in Law and Governance and Expert in Law and Governance.

One of the University’s greatest strengths is in the field of automotive engineering. Due to its location, Győr has become a leading hub of the industry and the base of the world’s largest engine factory: Audi Hungaria Motor Kft . The company enjoys an organic cooperation with Széchenyi István University, which carries out industrial research activities for and in conjunction with the company. The University is also proud of the Audi Hungaria Faculty of Automotive Engineering, launched in 2015. Studies in the field of Vehicle Engineering are consequently a highly popular choice for international applicants. 

Currently under development is a state-of-the-art Science and Innovation Park, on a 3.6-hectare site (Campus 2), facing the University on the opposite bank of the River Danube and only 10 minutes away from the city centre.  The Science Park can be quickly and conveniently accessed on foot, by car or by public transport. The first phase is scheduled to open in 2022, with SIP set to be one of Hungary's most influential science, technology and business environments, providing tenant companies and start-ups with an environment of innovation and creativity. The mission of the development is to enhance collaboration between large, medium and small sized enterprises, university researchers and talented university students. As guarantees of our success, we increasingly rely on active collaboration with numerous industrial partners in the region and local government support complemented by an entrepreneurial research culture and an ever-growing awareness of our social responsibility.

The Park will function as an organizational and infrastructural link in assisting its tenants and corporate partners to come into contact with the University’s 28 testing labs and 19 research labs to realize various testing and research tasks. Importantly, the Science and Innovation Park will also provide an expanded organizational and infrastructural framework for the innovation stimulating activities of the Management Campus. 

The University boasts seven Competence Centres , organised on a matrix structure and operating in an interdisciplinary fashion across the Faculties. These research units are tasked with attracting external resources in the field of key competences, providing innovation and R&D services for both corporate and public stakeholders. They include the Research Centre for the Vehicle Industry , the Agricultural and Food Industry Research Centre , the Globalization Competence Centre , the Health Innovation Competence Centre , the Digital Development Centre , the Management Campus Competence Centre and the Design Competence Centre. 

Széchenyi István University (SZE) , is located in the city of Győr, a county seat in the North-West of Hungary, with a population of 131,000, and around 300,000 in the agglomeration. Together with Vienna, capital of Austria, and Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, Győr is on the so-called golden triangle . Győr’s location in Central Europe, at the very heart of the continent, makes many of the region’s capitals easily accessible. Ranking as the sixth largest city in Hungary, the city’s dynamic industrial base produces an impressive one tenth of the country’s exports.

SZE is a dynamically developing University with nearly 13,500 students , employing more than 600 academic staff . The most significant factor in the University’s recent history is the paradigm change in Hungarian higher education. During this process, the fundatorial and controlling rights of selected institutions are handed over by the state to trust foundations. Our transformation to an entrepreneurial university is aimed at creating efficient and modern higher education as well as developing the ability to innovate and opening up to the business world. The controlling rights of our institution were transferred from the state to the Széchenyi István University Foundation on 1 August 2020. 

The rapid pace of the internationalization process at Széchenyi István University is evidenced by the steady annual rise in the numbers of international students, now representing approximately one tenth of the total number of full-time students and originating from 65 nations. This growth has been paralleled by the increase in the number of international programmes. International applicants to SZE now have a choice of 35 English-taught programmes – with 7 at Bachelors level, 18 Masters, 7 Doctoral programmes, an AACSB accredited double degree Masters in Business Administration programme, and 2 post-graduate programmes: LLM in Law and Governance and Expert in Law and Governance.

One of the University’s greatest strengths is in the field of automotive engineering. Due to its location, Győr has become a leading hub of the industry and the base of the world’s largest engine factory: Audi Hungaria Motor Kft . The company enjoys an organic cooperation with Széchenyi István University, which carries out industrial research activities for and in conjunction with the company. The University is also proud of the Audi Hungaria Faculty of Automotive Engineering, launched in 2015. Studies in the field of Vehicle Engineering are consequently a highly popular choice for international applicants. 

Currently under development is a state-of-the-art Science and Innovation Park, on a 3.6-hectare site (Campus 2), facing the University on the opposite bank of the River Danube and only 10 minutes away from the city centre.  The Science Park can be quickly and conveniently accessed on foot, by car or by public transport. The first phase is scheduled to open in 2022, with SIP set to be one of Hungary's most influential science, technology and business environments, providing tenant companies and start-ups with an environment of innovation and creativity. The mission of the development is to enhance collaboration between large, medium and small sized enterprises, university researchers and talented university students. As guarantees of our success, we increasingly rely on active collaboration with numerous industrial partners in the region and local government support complemented by an entrepreneurial research culture and an ever-growing awareness of our social responsibility.

The Park will function as an organizational and infrastructural link in assisting its tenants and corporate partners to come into contact with the University’s 28 testing labs and 19 research labs to realize various testing and research tasks. Importantly, the Science and Innovation Park will also provide an expanded organizational and infrastructural framework for the innovation stimulating activities of the Management Campus. 

The University boasts seven Competence Centres , organised on a matrix structure and operating in an interdisciplinary fashion across the Faculties. These research units are tasked with attracting external resources in the field of key competences, providing innovation and R&D services for both corporate and public stakeholders. They include the Research Centre for the Vehicle Industry , the Agricultural and Food Industry Research Centre , the Globalization Competence Centre , the Health Innovation Competence Centre , the Digital Development Centre , the Management Campus Competence Centre and the Design Competence Centre. 

University information

Admission requirements to Széchenyi István University are as follows:

  1. Language requirements

In the standardised language requirements, English as a primary language of instruction allows automatic acceptance. Otherwise, international students will be required to give evidence of the following measures of English language competence: TOEFL 513 / IELTS 5.5 /oral examination,  TOEFL IBT test score of 66 or any standardised international English language exam corresponding with  Hungarian B2 at the Bachelors level  and  C1 at Masters level . If there is no standardised English exam, the University relies on an online interview. Applicants not complying with language requirements must enrol in a preparatory language programme. After having completed the language course and passed the requisite final examination, if there are no professional reservations on the part of the Faculty, admission to the selected Bachelor's programme is automatic.

 

  1. Professional requirements 

For Bachelor studies, students are required to submit a copy of secondary/high school graduation results, with a transcript of records. For the fields of engineering, agricultural and business and administration studies, evidence of the study of mathematics is required (in the school leaving certificate final results). Applications at Masters level require a Bachelor’s degree relevant for the Master studies as well as a transcript of records of the courses and subjects studied during the Bachelors degree.  Applicants for doctoral degrees need to submit evidence of their Master studies in a relevant field plus a transcript of records. The Centre of International Programmes pre-screens all applications that will be forwarded to the Faculties for a professional decision.

 

  1. Formal requirements:

All applicants must submit the following documents: a completed and signed application form, a copy of your passport, a notarized copy of the secondary high school diploma / Bachelor’s degree / Master’s degree depending on the relevant application, a notarized copy of the Transcript of Records, a notarized copy of a language certificate, a recent photograph, a curriculum vitae in English, a motivational Letter in English, an academic reference letter in English issued by the former academic institution. It should be noted that only students over the age of 18 are admitted.

 

List of English-taught programmes available in academic year 2022/23

 

BACHELORS PROGRAMMES

MASTERS PROGRAMMES

BSc Vehicle Engineering

BSc Business Administration & Management

BSc Civil Engineering

BSc Logistics Engineering

BSc Agricultural Engineering

BSc Food Engineering 

BA International Relations


MSc Tourism Management

MSc Vehicle Engineering

MSc Supply Chain Management

MSc Infrastructure Engineering

MSc Marketing

MSc International Economy and Business

MSc Architecture

MSc Computer Science Engineering

MSc Mechanical Engineering

MSc Computer Science

MSc Business Informatics

MSc Regional & Environmental Economic Studies

MA Clarinet Performance

MA Violin Performance

MA Pianoforte Performance

MA Trumpet Performance

MA Flute Performance

MA Design

DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES

Business/ Management Sciences

Transport Sciences

Informatics

Civil Engineering

Crop Sciences

Animal Sciences

Food Engineering

Széchenyi István University’s Halls of Residence consist of seven buildings (5 on campus, 2 off campus), providing accommodation for 3,000 students in double occupancy rooms. The two new buildings (K0 and K1) house 560 rooms, arranged in two-room apartments, with each apartment having a bathroom. The units are so arranged that from the entrance hall separate entrances lead to the bathroom, the toilet and the two rooms. Large well-equipped communal kitchens are situated on each corridor and a laundry room fitted with washing machines and dryers is also available for the convenience of students. All international students who request it are provided with accommodation in K0 and K1 Halls of Residence. The aim was to create a building which students can regard as not only as a “dormitory” but also as a home from home where everything is available: learning, entertainment and culture.

As far as research facilities (IT, laboratories) are concerned, the University has at its disposal more than 40 engineering laboratories of which a large number have been modernized via EU projects They are used not only for educational purposes, but also to promote scientific collaboration with companies in the region. Specialized laboratories are available in the following research areas: 

 

Animal Genetics  

Applied Mechanics 

Audio-Video Research  

Autonomous & Intelligent Robotics  

Building Materials Testing & Building Physics 

Cable Communication Systems 

CNC Machining 

Component Test 

Cutting  

Cyber-Physical Systems 

Cyber-Physical Manufacturing Systems 

DSP Sound and Image Processing 

Electric Powertrain Test bench 

Electrical Machines and Drives 

Engine Test Beds Feed Analysing 

 

Flour Evaluation 

Food & Water Testing 

Geoinformatics 

Geotechnical 

High-Performance Electrical Machine 

Honfy József Radio amateur Station

IT-Telecommunication 

Material Testing 

Metal Additive Manufacturing 

Packaging & Environmental Testing

Plant Biology 

Polymer Engineering 

Production Optimization 

Radiofrequency Test 

Research Electrical 

Road Construction 

 

Sheet Metal Technologies  

Soil Testing  

Space Telecommunications & Space Research  

Structural Engineering 

Surface Analysis  

Surface Digitization & Length Measurement 

Three-coordinate Measuring 

Tribology 

Turbocharging 

Vehicle Development 

Vehicle Diagnostics 

Vehicle Electricity and Electronics 

Vehicle Energetics 

Vehicle Mechatronics & Intelligent Vehicles 

X-ray CT 

The University is rightly proud of its modern library. As the University’s education and research support background institution completely the library fulfils its function with its state-of-the-art equipment, both collecting and cataloguing documents as well as providing the technical and IT background.

Over the 4.500 m2 space at the disposal of users there are around 750 seats, 250 computers with wifi internet access, 300,000 documents (books, theses, PhDs, standards, CDs and DVDs), 500 journals, both separated and common study areas, six media-boxes and 15 research rooms. Besides printed documents, there are 41 online, mostly full-text databases covering the University’s entire educational materials. Most databases can be used on-campus, some only in the library. 

Free internet access is available for all students of the University and there are numerous rooms equipped with computers both for academic instruction and for use by students.

The University provides a unique sports facility-network for physical education. As the University campus sits right on the banks of a tributary of the River Danube, water-sports are a popular choice among students and kayaks and canoes can be rented. There are facilities for aerobics, callanetics and Pilates in the University Sports Hall, which is also open for physical education sessions and available for student leisure / sports activities. On the second floor of the Hall there is a power and cardio-room. An off-campus sports centre has athletics facilities as well as football, handball and basketball courts, a gym and a martial arts room. The mirrored gym and gym hall on the premises of the Faculty of Humanities are open for students’ use. A gym located in the Halls of Residence is also available according to the season and in the vicinity of the campus there is a new Olympic sized swimming pool.


Total students

8,335

UG students

80%

PG students

20%

International students

485

UG students

60%

PG students

40%

Total faculty staff

688

Domestic staff

99%

Int'l staff

1%

Student life

A range of activities and events are organised for Széchenyi students throughout the academic year: Freshers’ Week; the Széchenyi István Days; theme nights and cooking events for international students; the International Dinner; performers and party nights at the Bridge student club.  


On 10 September 2019, the Higher Education Analysis Department of the Hungarian Office of Higher Education presented the interactive online search interface of the Graduate Career Tracking System (DPR), which analyses the labour market career paths of students studying and graduating from higher education. 

 

The interface, available on the diplomantul.hu portal, supports the transition between general education and higher education, career choice and career guidance through unique know-how based on user-friendly data visualisation. The interactive online platform provides fact-based answers to the most important questions for young people facing a career choice, including what jobs they can do with their degree, how likely they are to get a job, how long it will take to find a job, how much they can earn as a graduate in a particular field of study, and what their career path as a graduate might look like. Featured contents include: Graduate Career Tracking Data ; Job Test - interactive test articles ; Job Centres and Specific Careers .

   

Every year in April, the Education Authority sends out a central questionnaire to all universities in order to survey current students, graduates and recent graduates. Universities are obliged to have their students fill in the questionnaire with details of their employment situation. The questionnaire is sent out to graduates by email, but also the need to complete the survey is advertised on social media, mailing lists and in Neptun (the unified system for students and academic staff to manage academic and administrative tasks). Graduates are given 2 months to complete the questionnaire which the University then returns to the Education Authority.  


Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2022
    #801-1000

Ranking criteria

5.9
Academic Reputation
21.6
Employer Reputation
37.2
Faculty Student Ratio
1.5
Citations per Faculty
1.1
International Faculty Ratio
6.6
International Students Ratio
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Available programs

At Bachelors level, 7 English-taught degrees are available for the next academic year including 6 Bachelor of Science programmes in the following subjects: Food Engineering, Civil Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Logistics Engineering, Agricultural Engineering and Business Administration and Management. The Faculty of Humanities offers a BA in  International Relations .

For academic year 2022/2023, there are 18 English-taught degree programmes at Master’s level on offer, with an emphasis on the fields of Engineering, Computer Science and Business.

Applicants can choose from MSc programmes including Supply Chain Management, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Infrastructural Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Marketing, Regional & Environmental Economic Studies, Computer Science Engineering, Business Informatics, International Economics and Business, Computer Science and Tourism Management.

In the Humanities, Széchenyi István University is offering 5 Master of Arts degrees in Music Performance, currently available for the following instruments: Violin, Clarinet, Trumpet, Piano and Flute.

New for 2022-2023 is an MA in Design. The main goal of the Master’s programme is to challenge students with a Bachelor’s degree in Design, Visual Arts or Engineering to continue their development in order to accomplish a Master’s level of skills, knowledge and mind-set in the field of design.

In addition, first launched in the autumn semester of 2020, SZE offers a Double degree MBA programme run in conjunction with the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA, which allows students to register at both universities simultaneously and to complete a full programme of study at each institution. The University of Rhode Island is accredited by AACSB International – the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer degrees in business and accounting. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five per cent of the world’s business programmes.

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