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University of Szeged

Location Rector's Department, University of Szeged, Szeged Hungary
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Ranking

# 551-560

QS World University Rankings
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11

Undergraduate programs
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49

Postgraduate programs
International

4285

International students

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The University of Szeged (SZTE) is is located in Szeged at the Southern border of Hungary. It is said to be the safest city in Hungary and a popular university town in Europe.

The University of Szeged (SZTE) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021, however, it traces back its origins to 440 years. Its predecessor institution was founded by István Báthory, Prince of Transylvania and King of Poland, on 12 May 1581 in Cluj-Napoca. It was relocated in 1921 to Szeged, Hungary as "Hungary's second university of science".  It was here that Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi carried out his research on biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid. It was also here that Katalin Karikó studied and earned her graduate degree in Biology, and later on her PhD in biochemistry. With her discovery of the mRNA technology, she paved the way for the development of the vaccine that played a key role in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University offers more than 70 full-time international degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral level in English as well as in German and French.  There are students from all over the world and the number of international students reaches 4,500 from about 130 countries.

Available scholarships at the University of Szeged include the Stipendium Hungaricum and the Visegrad Fund which enables students from across the world to attend the university.  

To find out more about the university, you can visit its social media channels: Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram; YouTube, or e-mail [email protected]

COVID-19 Information: Please check the Admissions tab

The University of Szeged (SZTE) is is located in Szeged at the Southern border of Hungary. It is said to be the safest city in Hungary and a popular university town in Europe.

The University of Szeged (SZTE) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021, however, it traces back its origins to 440 years. Its predecessor institution was founded by István Báthory, Prince of Transylvania and King of Poland, on 12 May 1581 in Cluj-Napoca. It was relocated in 1921 to Szeged, Hungary as "Hungary's second university of science".  It was here that Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi carried out his research on biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid. It was also here that Katalin Karikó studied and earned her graduate degree in Biology, and later on her PhD in biochemistry. With her discovery of the mRNA technology, she paved the way for the development of the vaccine that played a key role in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University offers more than 70 full-time international degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral level in English as well as in German and French.  There are students from all over the world and the number of international students reaches 4,500 from about 130 countries.

Available scholarships at the University of Szeged include the Stipendium Hungaricum and the Visegrad Fund which enables students from across the world to attend the university.  

To find out more about the university, you can visit its social media channels: Facebook; Twitter; LinkedIn; Instagram; YouTube, or e-mail [email protected]

University information

Online Open Days 2022.

Besides the series of presentations about the University in general and the DreamApply online application platform for self-financed students, Faculty representatives introduced the international programmes.

Participants also can learn about Szeged, the city itself, and what the student life is like outside the study rooms as well.

Please find the videos of the events on the playlist titled SZTE Online Open Day 2022 ath YouTube account of the University of Szeged below links:

Welcome Speech by Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Márta Széll

General Introduction to the University of Szeged

Offered International Health Programmes

Offered International Non-Health Programmes

Application Tips

Should you have more questions, concerns about the programmes and the application process of the University of Szeged, do not hesitate to reach us via our social media platforms or via e-mail to [email protected]

There are several online platform dedicated to prospective students (social media, Dream Apply, Website, e-mail, telephones, and some online advertisements and their contact forms).  The entire application procedure has been conducted via the online application platform Dream Apply, where the applicants can track each and every stage of their application.

The application process varies by the programme, however there are certain elements of it which apply to each applicant.

The application process varies by program, but there are some general requirements all undergraduate hopefuls need to follow:

Submission of an online application form

Paying application and entrance exam fees

Upload academic documents to demonstrate your knowledge and language proficiency

An entrance examination in person or online may also be required  


Bachelor GPA - Masters

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

0

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

5

Maximum score

6

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

72

Maximum score

95

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

72

Maximum score

0

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

5

Maximum score

0

International Baccalaureate - Bachelors

Minimum score

27

Maximum score

0

SZTE is often referred as the city within a city since its buildings are located close to each other.  The Universities have 12 faculties and each faculty has its own buildings.

SZTE boasts central Europe’s biggest university library, the SZTE Klebelsberg Library with nearly 3 million documents across four floors. In fact, the library is often listed among the 50 most amazing university libraries in the world.

Students can utilize a number of facilities to make their time at SZTE a little easier:

Total students

19,422

UG students

57%

PG students

43%

International students

4,285

UG students

43%

PG students

57%

Total faculty staff

1,965

Domestic staff

92%

Int'l staff

8%

Student life

There are 4,500 International students from about 130 countries, making up 20 percent of the student body.

SZTE offers a number of cultural and sporting programs throughout the year in the town and the university, including the International Cultural Event (ICE) where students and ambassadors are also invited.

SZIN (Youth Days of Szeged) takes place on the bank of the river Tisza every August where attendees can enjoy concerts across four days.

Student residence is usually provided to international students who have obtained a governmental scholarship. Others may rent an apartment and may use the assistance provided by the University to find their accommodation.

Read more about the student life in general at the University of Szeged here.


Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #501- 550
  • 2014
    #501-550
  • 2015
    #551-600
  • 2016
    #501-550
  • 2017
    #501-550
  • 2018
    #501-550
  • 2019
    #=470
  • 2020
    #501-510
  • 2021
    #501-510
  • 2022
    #551-560

Ranking criteria

17.7
Academic Reputation
13.9
Employer Reputation
45.5
Faculty Student Ratio
5.1
Citations per Faculty
4.4
International Faculty Ratio
59.4
International Students Ratio

Available programs

There are 11 Bachelors’ programs offered, as well as three undivided programs for high school students intending to study Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy.  See the subjects covered on the website.

The application process varies by program, but there are some general requirements all undergraduate hopefuls need to follow:

  •  Submission of an online application form
  • Paying application and entrance exam fees
  • Upload academic documents to demonstrate your knowledge and language proficiency
  • An entrance examination in person or online may also be required


The average tuition fee for undergraduates is €2,500, but humanities programs cost €1,500 on average and health program tuition is around €3,100 on average.

International students who wish to apply for an undergraduate program will do so via the online application platform.

Applicants should check the university’s website to find the best course for them. Each description has its specific paragraph about the application process. Applicants are required to fill in the online application form, upload the necessary documents and take an entrance exam in person or online.

For further information on the programmes, application procedures and deadlines, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


There are 25 Master’s programs available at the University of Szeged.

The application process varies depending on the program; however, there are certain general requirements all applicants need to follow. These include:

  • General requirements: submission of an online application form
  • Pay the application and entrance exam fees
  • Upload academic documents to demonstrate your knowledge and language proficiency
  • An entrance examination in person or online may also be required


The average tuition fees at postgraduate level is €2,5000, but some programs may cost €1,900 (legal studies) or €8,000 for medicine programs.

For further information on the programmes, application procedures and deadlines, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


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