2023. February 6., Monday
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International Relations of the University of Szeged


One of the strategic priorities of the University of Szeged is the internationalisation of its higher education structure. The three international offices of the Directorate for International & Public Relations work to promote student and faculty mobility and to deepen and expand international cooperation in the fields of education-research-innovation.


Extensive inter-university international relations contribute to improving the quality of education, broadening the outlook of academia and successful preparing students for the labour market. SZTE provides a multicultural environment for all of its students through various mobility and scholarship schemes, and also cultural and language programmes. Many of its lecturers have international experience, which they use in both education and research.


The international reputation of SZTE is proven by the fact that the number of international students studying at SZTE is increasing year by year as well as the number of its bilateral international inter-university collaborations, and also the university is highly ranked in international higher education rankings. The University of Szeged has been an active member of the international higher education system since the 1980s, and its place in this framework is becoming more and more important every year.


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The Duties of the Directorate for International & Public Relations

The Office for International Cooperation and Admission

• Inter-university agreements

In order to support international student, staff and academic mobility, and also academic, research and education cooperation, the University of Szeged maintains fruitful collaborations with more than 150 highly-ranked higher education institutions in 55 countries from all over the world. List of inter-university agreements.

• Recruiting for international degree programmes

The team of the Office for International Cooperation and Admission actively recruits foreign students for the SZTE’s more than 70 international full-time degree programmes.

• Participation in international initiatives: EUGLOH, SGroup.


International Mobility Centre

  • Erasmus+
    Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The University has 1140 Erasmus+ bilateral agreements with 551 partner universities in 31 countries.
  • Campus Mundi
    Supported by the CAMPUS Hungary Programme established by the government of Hungary, 1350 university members and more than 1000 of our students applied successfully for study trips between 2012 and 2015. Between 2016 and 2021 a programme called Campus Mundi will support short term exchange study programmes.
  • CEEPUS
    The Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies is available since 1994. SZTE has been achieving common curriculum development, organizing student mobility and summer schools with 104 partner universities in 17 networks.

Office for International Programmes

 

Service Units

  • American Corner
    The American Corner opened its doors in Szeged in 2018, making it the latest addition to the Corners in Hungary and it is part of the international American Spaces network. It has been established by an agreement between the U.S. Embassy in Hungary, the University of Szeged and Szeged city. The American Corner in Szeged offers a variety of programmes aiming personal and professional skill development, improving English and exchanging ideas.
  • Confucius Institute
    Evidence of the strengthening of our wide relationships is exemplified by the fact that the Confucius Institute opened its doors in Szeged in 2012 with the cooperation of Shanghai International Studies University supported by the Chinese Language Education Council. Those interested can learn Chinese at the Institute with the help of qualified Chinese teachers who lay special emphasis on the presentation of Chinese culture.
  • Francophone University Centre
    A Francophone University Centre has recently been established at the University of Szeged and French courses have been accredited among the wide range of other courses.

SZTE Experience

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños

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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."

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