2022. July 1., Friday


Awards and Rankings


2009 Higher Education Quality Prize.
2010 the title of Research University.
2013 the title of University of Excellence.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings

The University was ranked the best Hungarian higher education institution on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University list in 2022.

It is ranked 29th in this year's rankings for higher education institutions in emerging European and Central Asian countries. As a result, our institution has once again become one of the best universities among the 16 Hungarian higher education institutions surveyed, with four of them making it into the top 50.

The SZTE is placed among the top universities in QS WUR Ranking By Subject: between 351-400 in Agriculture and Forestry, Medicine; Medicine & Life Sciences; and between 551-600 Biological Sciences; Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry.

GreenMetric World University Rankings

The University of Szeged is one of the greenest higher education institutions in Hungary according to the 2021 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. In the top ranking of the Universitas Indonesia, SZTE has moved up to 85th place this year. Read more here.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020

Placed among the top 801-1000th universities of the world.

Ranked 301-400 on the THE Impact Ranking 2021.

HVG National Rankings 2022

Ranked as the second best University of Hungary (shared position with Budapest University of Technology and Economics ); 2nd position in teaching excellence. More information in Hungarian.

Other Listings

Bestmasterprogrames.org: 7th out of the 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World;

Condé Nast Traveler: Szeged is 8th on the list of the Best University Towns in Europe;

    SZTE Experience


    Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

    My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."


    Ahmad Adha - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    I am Ahmad Adha from Indonesia and currently a 3rd year student in Theoretical Linguistics PhD program. I chose the University of Szeged (SZTE) as my study destination because it is located in the center of the town and it is also the highest ranked university in Hungary. The university staff and the professors were very accommodating and understanding when I decided to change the program that suits my research topic. I am so glad that I can be a part of my current department, and of course SZTE, since it is also the Center of Pragmatic Research which aims to promote advanced linguistic pragmatic research with international collaborations. After graduating, I wish to continue to work in my academic field as a professor and a researcher. My advice for prospective SZTE students is to choose a university with a good academic reputation that fits their passion.