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international relations

International Relations (MA)

About the Programme

The International Relations programme at SZTE has a competetive edge, as we are the only law school in Hungary offering an interdisciplinary curriculum in Business Economics and International (Economic) Relations, with further emphasis on Political Sciences, European Studies and Law. Students admitted into the programme (MIR) are integrated into a diverse and international student body, recruited mainly from Hungary, its neighboring countries in the Western Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and China. MIR graduates are knowledgeable about different fields of legal studies and social sciences, are able to interpret global and regional issues in an international context and are familiar with the theoretical and practical implications of International Relations.


Our graduates are able to place the perspectives of the Central-Eastern European region in a framework of International Relations in solving legal and economic challenges. We train professionals in the study of the fundamental institutions, resources and processes, both in legislation and in practice, that define the most important economic powers in international, European and other contexts.

As graduates, our students are familiar with the social implications of these legal and political institutions, resources and processes that might influence the economy, politics and society of other countries as well. Graduates of the Faculty usually pursue careers in government or the public sector at international firms or civil organisations. There is also the opportunity to continue studies in PhD programmes.


Level of the programme: Master

Duration of the programme: 4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 120


Who should apply?

It is an advantage if the applicant has a background in International Relations, Political Science, Law, European Law/Studies.

Application requirements: fully completed online application form with all required attachments such as BA degree, a demonstrated proficiency in English (IELT S 6.5, TOE FL 79-93, CEFR B1-C2) motivation letter, CV, academic records*; interview online; students from non-EU countries must attach a research proposal and 2 letters of reference.


Online application

Start of the Programme: September of each year

Tuition Fee per semester: EU students 1500 EUR, non-EU students 2500 EUR

Application fee: 35 EUR

Entrance Exam fee: 100 EUR


For more information contact Gizem Gültekin-Várkonyi, assistant coordinator via e-mail.


For the Flyer of the Programme please click here.


*Academic Records: an official English version OR translation of your full bachelor's transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and an official English version OR translation of your bachelor's diploma.


SZTE Experience


JoseJose Eges - Faculty of Sciences and Informatics

I’m from Ecuador and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder in my second year. I chose University of Szeged because of its highly ranked status in Hungary. I like the generosity of the people and the fantastic university facilities. The student environment is very relaxing, and you learn a lot from the cultural diversity. The student mentors are helpful. Professors and members of faculty staff are very approachable to guide and support you with academic challenges. Life in Szeged is exciting, and my favorite spot is the bank of Tisza River. The landscape of the bridge across the river and the beachside perspective is a beauty. I do enjoy the good academic system, and friendly environment.


mendezMatheus Vasconcelos Goes Mendes – Faculty of Medicine - General Medicine

I’m from Brazil, but I feel very comfortable in Szeged. Attending the courses, I acquired thorough knowledge, which was helped by the well-equipped labs, and the modern library of the University. Despite the hustle and bustle, the town is still safe, the quality of life is considerably high, and we receive every assistance to fit in, such as excellent program administration or help searching for accommodations.

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