2019. October 22., Tuesday

Facts and figures


The University of Szeged (SZTE) is located in the sunniest city of Hungary attracting thousands of young people due to its lively, urban lifestyle and colourful festivals.


Since Hungary is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), it also has EU accreditation. SZTE has been the best university in Hungary for years, according to the international QS World University Rankings.


Outstanding professors have worked at the university, including the Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi (1937), who was the first to isolate Vitamin C, extracting it from Szeged paprika.


It is a research university with 12 Faculties, covering 700 research areas at 19 Doctoral Schools. Scholarships, such as the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme assist students from various regions of the world to attend the University.


Our student body grew to 21000, in which the number of international students exceeds 3700 coming from 114 countries.


International study programmes have been available at the University of Szeged for three decades. SZTE offers international degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D in the below study field:

  • Agriculture

  • Business & Economics

  • Food Engineering

  • Humanities

  • Health Sciences

  • Law & Political Sciences

  • Math & Informatics

  • Music

  • Natural Sciences

  • Social Sciences

SZTE Experience


simsonSimson Ndadaleka Shaakumeni - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - PhD Studies

I heard about Stipendium Hungaricum from a fellow countryman. I would love to teach at a university one day, but a Doctorate degree is often required in order to do so. That is why I came to Szeged, where I am currently working on my doctoral thesis in educational science – my special field of interest is scientific literacy of students. Life is completely different in Namibia; it is mostly a rural country and agriculture is still hardly mechanised and many homesteads in villages in the countryside are built of wood. The weather is totally different from the one in Szeged, the cold and icy weather caught me by surprise after returning from Christmas holiday, I didn’t have proper shoes so my feet were constantly freezing.


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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