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Frequently Asked Questions For Prospective Students

COVID-19 - FAQ for Prospective Students


1. Is the University of Szeged still accepting international applications for 2021?

Application for the 2021/22 fall semester was open at the University of Szeged for international students and face to face education will resume in September.


2. Will the new 2021-22 academic year still start in September?

Education at the University of Szeged will definitely start in September. The University of Szeged is planning on face to face education for the upcoming 2021 fall semester. More than half of the Hungarian population is vaccinated and we have defeated the third wave of COVID-19. Taking these into consideration, our institution is planning on face to face education for the upcoming 2021-22 fall semester. Our institution always follows the current rules and regulations which solely aim at and assure the safety and well-being of the population.


3. Do you anticipate any travel restrictions for students coming to Hungary?

It's difficult to predict when the pandemic will end or when the current travel and border restrictions may be resolved. The Hungarian Government is constantly monitoring the worldwide and EU situation and will take the necessary measures accordingly. Please check this page and the website of the Hungarian Government for the latest guidance.


4. I need to apply for a visa to come to Hungary but my nearest visa application centre is currently closed. What should I do?

Please check for updates on when visa offices (services) in your (or neighbouring) country are the expected to re-open.


5. What happens if I cannot arrive on time for the start of the semester due to COVID-19?

It is preferable that students arrive by the start of the semester so that they can proceed with their education and settle in their new environment. However, our institution will assist those students who are not able to arrive on time due to the pandemic and will provide online assistance and support for them.


6. Will the University of Szeged provide quarantine accommodations?

Quarantine accommodation is provided for those who are guaranteed accommodation in the dormitory. For those students who are staying in private accommodation, we can assist them in finding an accommodation where they will spend their quarantine period if necessary.


7. Will there be someone to assist me while I am in quarantine?

Assistance will be provided for those students who are in mandatory quarantine and need help in managing matters.


8. Do I need a negative PCR test to enter Hungary?

Students are not required to show a negative PCR test upon entry to Hungary. However, those students who do not have a vaccination protection certificate accepted by the Hungarian authorities or those students who are not coming from a country specified in the legislation will be subject to quarantine.

9. Where are the PCR testing points? Where can I do a PCR test?

There are several private testing centres in Szeged where PCR tests can be performed if necessary. You can find the contact details of these private clinics online.


10. Are International students requested to fill in a leniency application?

According to the current legislation and governmental rules, it must be submitted by persons who do not have a residence permit issued by the immigration office or those who do not come from a country specified in the legislation.


11. Do I need to be vaccinated to enter Hungary?

Being vaccinated against COVID-19 is not a condition for entry under current legislation.


12. What type of COVID-19 vaccines are accepted in Hungary?

The following vaccines are accepted in Hungary: Pfizer, Astrazeneca, Szputnyik-V, Moderna, Sinopharm, Jansen.


13. Does the insurance offered by the University cover COVID-19 related medical treatments?

Yes, the insurance covers COVID-19 related medical fees but up to a certain limit.


14. I need to apply for a visa to come to Hungary but my nearest visa application centre is currently closed. What should I do?

Please check for updates on when visa offices (services) in your (or neighbouring) country are the expected to re-open.


15. How can I find out more information on the current coronavirus situation?

We'll be providing regular updates on our website and we encourage you to review this periodically. If we anticipate the need to make any changes of a significant nature, applicants will also be informed as early as possible. The University of Szeged also has a dedicated coronavirus information page for students, which will be updated as new information is confirmed. We encourage you to check this site on a regular basis.

SZTE Experience

93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.


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.