2020. March 29., Sunday

About the University

The University of Szeged is renowned for its rich traditions and high prestige among the institutions of higher education of Hungary. The university’s mission is to offer high quality education at the levels of Bachelor’s, Master’s, doctoral (Ph.D), higher-level vocational and postgraduate specialist training programmes.

The university’s internationally acknowledged, competitive research activities are essential parts of its educational mission, and it is particularly important to ensure the institution’s position as a research university. Its research and creative activities include basic and applied research, creative arts, product and service development. As one of the largest organizations in the South Great Plain region, the University of Szeged considers the active role it plays in the area’s social, economic and cultural development to be part of its social responsibility; and through its charitable activities the institution demonstrates solidarity with the people of the region. Through these activities, the University of Szeged seeks to achieve the recognition and support of the local community and the general public at the same time.

SZTE Experience


PhuongPhuong Thu Tran - Faculty of Economics - Business Administration and Management

I live in Budapest, and I commute by train to Szeged every day. It’s not a huge distance for me, I got used to travelling back home. I study, watch the scenery or the people. Once I lost my wallet, and everyone around me tried to help. One of them offered to give me some money, another one offered to take me where I had to go. I love Szeged, Hungarians and nice, and I like the cuisine, though the spicy food is not spicy enough for my taste. I’m very happy to study here. At the Faculty of Economics, the program is practice-oriented, we get a lot of useful information and a lot of opportunities are offered by our professors.


SantiagoSantiago Vallejo - Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I’m from Ecuador and a Ph.D. student from the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program. I first heard about the University of Szeged on the internet. The general study environment is nice and student life in the city is lovely. With my program and the academic system, I can control my time which is a plus. The city is very affordable, and I live in the city center. One of my favorite extra-curricular activities is the Hungarian cultural programs. I have so many favorite spots, but parks are top on the list. The professors and staffs are very approachable. The mentors and classmates also did an excellent job to explore and know the city better. I hope to continue my career as a professor, and I would recommend the university to friends because it is, in general, a beautiful place.

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