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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

julieJulie Deschanels- Faculty of Law and Political Sciences- Business Law

I chose the University of Szeged, because it has a very good international reputation. When I previously checked the website of the University I liked the fact that Szeged is not too big and too small. I received a lot of help from the ESN mentors. I like Hungary and Szeged a lot and I’m enjoying my classes. When I have free time I go jogging, or play foosball with my friends. In Szeged I really love Süti, nem süti, the river and TIK, because it is just perfect place to study: specious place with full of students and books.

HardeepHardeep Kaur - Faculty of Sciences and Informatics - Biology PhD

Many of my Indian friends had already been studying here, and SZTE was very popular among them because of its quality education, research and the international community. Without any doubt I submitted my application for Biology PhD. Now, this city serves second home to me: beautiful, clean and modern at the same time carrying its ethnicity. Once I leave the city, I will miss everything about Szeged especially my friends and workplace.