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International Relations of the University of Szeged


International_relationsThe presence of the University of Szeged on the international scene is just as important as academic life is international. The excellence of universities is judged by international standards and, even though we have already achieved high rankings at this level in recent years, it is our intention to widen further our relations and cooperation with university networks.


 

Our relations worldwide

In order to support international student, staff and academic mobility the University of Szeged maintains fruitful co-operation with more than 130 highly-ranked universities in 52 countries, and study programmes for international students at the University of Szeged dates back to the 1980s. Since than we have been welcoming students of an increasing number of nationalities.

 

SZTE Experience


Christopher_SolamanChristopher Solaman - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - German Studies

The Student life here is buzzing with hundreds of international students from all around the world. What I love in here is that you bump into students everywhere, from both Hungary and all around the world, and that despite our differences we are kinda accepted in town. I looked University of Szeged up on the internet and, when I saw that this was called the city of sunshine, it became clear in my mind that it would be the place, where I wanted to be as an Erasmus student. Szeged was far beyond my expectations, and I am glad to be able to admire the beauty of this city. The nature itself has the power to calm me down, so the Botanic Garden of the University is a special place to me.


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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ERASMUS+

Among the international mobility programmes, the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union is the most popular, within the frames of which the University cooperates with 510 partner universities in 30 countries on the basis of 1030 agreements. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Stipendium Hungaricum

Thanks to the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, students from all parts of the world attend many Departments of the University. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Campus Mundi

Supported by the CAMPUS Hungary Programme established by the government of Hungary, 1350 university members and more than 1000 of our students applied successfully for study trips between 2012-2015. Between 2016 and 2021 a programme called Campus Mundi will support short term exchange study programmes. For further information, please consult the website.


CEEPUS

The University of Szeged has been participating in the Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies (CEEPUS) since 1994, achieving common curriculum development, the exchange of students on scholarships, and organising summer schools with 65 partner universities in 9 networks. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Confucius Institute

Evidence of the strengthening of our widening relationships is exemplified by the fact that the Confucius Institute opened its doors in Szeged in 2012 with the cooperation of Shanghai International Studies University, supported by the Chinese Language Education Council. Those interested can learn Chinese at the Institute with the help of qualified Chinese teachers, who lay special emphasis on the presentation of Chinese culture. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Franchophone University Centre

A Francophone University Centre has recently been established at the University of Szeged and French courses have been accredited among the wide range of other courses. For further information, please consult the website.

 

American Corner Szeged

In corporation with the U.S. Embassy in Hungary, Agora Community Centre and the University of Szeged it serves as regional resource centers for information and programs highlighting American culture, history, current events, and government. For further information, please consult the website.


Interstate Agreements

In close cooperation with the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference, the University of Szeged plays an active role in receiving foreign students arriving in the framework of interstate agreements, as a result of which ever-better relations have been achieved with embassies and consulates.


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