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Among the universities in the countryside SZTE is one of the most popular Erasmus+ destinations

University of Szeged (SZTE) is among the most attractive destinations in the frame of the Erasmus Programme: it is the second most popular university in Hungary and the most appealing among the universities excluding the institutions in the capital.

Most students arriving to SZTE by Erasmus+ are welcomed by the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

Popular Faculties, Popular Destinations

Nearly 600 foreign students opted for SZTE in the frame of the programme. Most students came from Turkey (112), France (97), Spain (91), Italy (86) and Romania (77). The most popular faculties are the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science and Informatics and Juhász Gyula Faculty of Education.

In the Academic Year of 2016-2017 SZTE sent 476 students via Erasmus+ to ’study abroad’ trainings or off-site practices. The most popular destinations Among them were the following: Spain, Germany, Poland and Austria. Those who have been awarded by the scholarship are mainly the students of Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Science and Informatics.

Good News to Outgoing Students

Students participating in Erasmus+ programmes have the possibility to apply for Erasmus+ additional benefits. The aim is to promote equal opportunities in the scope of higher educational mobility. It is important to note that in the upcoming academic year that the number of beneficiaries will be increased in case of students who participate in professional practice programmes. This means an additional subsidy of 200 euros for participants of short term study abroad programme and of 100 euros for professional practice programme. Additional benefits can be requested by disadvantaged and disabled as well as students and colleagues with special needs.

The 30th Anniversary

Erasmus+ programme has the 30th anniversary this year, which is the most prominent mobility programme in the world and most successful initiative of the European Union: it contains 169 partner countries, providing scholarship for more than 9 million students since its launch in 1987. University of Szeged joined the Erasmus programme 20 years ago, since then the number of students coming from abroad is continuously rising: 3000 foreign students were welcomed within 2 decades.

Other Popular Destinations

Hungary is becoming more and more attractive as a destination: Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), University of Szeged and Corvinus University are the top 3 out of the recipient universities. These institutions promote and spread best practice amongst.


SZTE Experience


Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.


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.