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Intensive Hungarian Preparatory Programme

The Hungarian Studies Center offers an intensive two-semester preparatory programme in Hungarian as a foreign language for international students who wish to study at a Hungarian university.

The programme consists of 30 hours of instruction per week: 28 classes (14x90 minutes) of Hungarian as a foreign language and two classes (1x90 minutes) of Hungarian culture lecture on various topics that are held in English. The language instruction includes a) grammar classes; b) speaking with phonetic exercises (in a language lab); c) reading; d) listening and e) writing classes. A special emphasis is placed on vocabulary building in each class according to the needs of the participants. From the beginning of the programme, study skills, presentation techniques and note-taking are taught to develop students’ academic skills for their future university studies.

 

The preparatory year starts with an orientation week to help students begin their studies in Szeged. At the end of the spring semester, students are eligible for reduced pricing to attend the 4-week intensive Summer University organized by the Hungarian Studies Center.

 

Who should apply?

This programme is appropriate for students who are planning to study in Hungary and master their language proficiency.

Application requirements: A certificate of completion of secondary education is required. Students are expected to have a good command of English with a minimum test score of: IELTS level 5.5, Cambridge English 150 points overall, Cambridge Preliminary pass with merit, TOEFL 53 points, or TOEFL ITP 477 points.

 
Online application


Start of the program: Mid-September

Duration of the programme: 2 semesters (from mid-September to mid-June)

Tuition fee: 1900 EUR

Registration fee: 35 EUR

Application fee: 250 EUR

For more information, contact: Ágnes Bata; hstud@hstud.u-szeged.hu; +36-62-544-685.

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.

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Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

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