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170 Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders arrive at University of Szeged

Enrolment to Stipendium Hungaricum (SH) continues to grow this semester: out of 780 applicants, 170 freshmen arrive to start their studies in Szeged in the AY 2016-2017.


Owing to the University’s productive international activities and expanding social networks, the number of SH applicants has increased: more than 780 young adults have been interested in a program of SZTE’s. In the last academic year 90 first year scholarship holders (out of 300 applicants) started their studies, while this year 170 scholarship holders are to arrive first time to SZTE.

 

74% of the new Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders are coming from Asia, 18% from Africa, 5% from South-America, 3% from Europe. They applied to the programs of economics, natural sciences, general medicine, pharmacy, international relations, humanities and musical art. Different kinds of mobility exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Erasmus Mundus has provided the chance of enrolment for a total of 650 foreign scholars. Including 6,700 Hungarian freshmen, the institute keeps count of 7,400 new students involved.

 

The scholarship holders were welcomed by Vice Rector for International Affairs, Prof. Dr. Katalin Nagy. She emphasized that Szeged would serve as second home of the foreigners, and the city is rated in the top 10 university towns on the list of Condé Nest Traveler. Besides of quality education and safe, student-friendly life, Szeged also provides excellent facilities to entertainment and recreation. She underlined the increase in the number of foreign students, as they represent 10% of 25,000 students of the university. 12 faculties offer 47 different types of full-time programmes, from general medicine to musical arts.

 

Participating in the governmental scholarship program of Stipendium Hungaricum the University of Szeged supports the ’eastern opening’ policy promoting the Hungarian Higher Education internationally, ensuring the increasing number of international students and enriching the international relations of the Hungarian scientific elite. Furthermore, the program also lays the foundation of personal and professional relations between the international students and Hungary.

SZTE Experience

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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.

 

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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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