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Close to 180 new ERASMUS students arrived to the University of Szeged this February

174 international students have just begun their studies in the framework of ERASMUS+ and the so called Credit Mobility programmes at the University.

More and more foreign students have been attracted by the wide range of international relations of the University of Szeged in the past few years. The University maintains relationship with more than 470 ERASMUS+ partner institutions.


174 foreign Erasmus students begin their studies at the University of Szeged in the second semester of 2016/2017. These students arrive from 87 different universities located in 19 countries of the world. Most of these students (40) come from Turkey. Among the top 5 countries there are Romania, Italy, France, and Spain. Most of them are enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine – 36 students in the Faculty of Arts – 28 students in the Faculty of Law – and 26 students in the Faculty of Science and Informatics.


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The newly arrived ERASMUS students were greeted by dr. Tamás Bene, the director for international affairs. He told about how he started his career as a member of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), and that there has been a tight relationship between the ESN and the University since then. In order to assist foreign students to find their way in SZTE, the Mobility Office of the university and ESN organized an orientation week: “Have a great time in Szeged, get to know your fellow students and spread the word about the University of Szeged.”


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Leona Jerney - the president of ESN Szeged - said, ESN is the largest voluntary youth network in Europe, operating in 40 countries, with more than 500 sections. “Not only do we help students in issues related to their studies, but we also assist them in seeking a place to live, or in finding medical help. Tours, cultural and free-time activities are regularly organized. Thanks to the financial support of the University, we provide Erasmus Students with a free ESN Card, so that they can visit several events for free.”

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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