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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


Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños