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The University of Szeged traces its origins back to the 16th century, and it is one of Hungary’s most prestigious and competitive universities, regularly listed as one of the best national institutions by the QS World University Rankings. Szeged offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at 12 different faculties, covering a wide range of studies including health sciences, social sciences, business & economics, agriculture, engineering, natural sciences, and IT. Health Sciences have a long-standing tradition at the University of Szeged, with Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi as one of our most prominent scientists. Our educational and research activities related to natural sciences also have an excellent global reputation, and the university is regularly ranked among the top 500 institutions for physical and life sciences by the QS University Subject Rankings. We have a great student-teacher ratio: there are around 12 students for every staff member, which makes for a great learning environment and lots of one-to-one contact with your professors.
Szeged is a wonderful and very liveable city with beautiful buildings and stunning natural surroundings that make it a pleasant place to stay. The vibrant intellectual environment makes this town a great place to learn, explore and live. The University is a city within the city: with its 21,000 students and 2500 academic personnel it is a important and integral part of Szeged.
We have 4,400 international students from about 120 countries, making up 20 percent of the student body. The University offers a large variety of cultural and sports events throughout the year, including the International Cultural Evening (ICE), where one can admire the diversity of languages, traditional costumes, colours and tastes. SZIN (Youth Days of Szeged) is a four-day music festival held on the Tisza river bank every August, with a strong lineup including many international mainstream artists like Alvaro Soler, Clean Bandit, Jason Derulo or John Newman.
Student residence is usually provided to international students who have obtained a governmental scholarship. Others may rent an apartment and may use the assistance provided by the University to find their accommodation.
Students can utilize a number of facilities to make their time at SZTE a little easier:
Whether you earn a degree in the field of health, social, natural sciences, engineering or arts and humanities, the knowledge gained here will enable you to set off for a promising professional career and will lead to solid job security
From applying sustainable energy sources to zero waste, the University of Szeged is striving to be among the leading environmentally conscious institutions. According to the GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities, SZTE ranks 14th “greenest” in the world among the institutions located in city centres and is ranked 45th among Europe’s assessed universities.
The University premises lie in the clinic parks within the city centre, with almost everything within walking distance. Buildings located outside the campus can are just a few minutes to the extensive public transport and great cycling paths.
The University is home to a thriving, cosmopolitan community with students from more than 115 countries studying at 12 faculties set within a beautiful, historic campus. Students enjoy the multicultural environment at the University Library and at events like the International Cultural Evening, May 1st Picknick, Jam Sessions, and more.
Ranked among the best Hungarian higher education institutions on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University list in 2021, SZTE earns a prestigious place in other higher education rankings too. The Faculty of Medicine is among the "Top 400 universities of the world" on Subject Rankings in Medicine.
The University of Szeged, with a history dating back to 1581, prides itself on a number of great scientists and researchers, among them the Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi former rector and professor of the Medical University, first to isolate Vitamin C, and Katalin Karikó, who is among the inventors of the new Covid-19 vaccines.