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Orientation Weeks at the University of Szeged

Enrolling international students of SZTE are welcomed with various programmes and events describing the university facilities between 27th August and 7th September at József Attila Study and Information Centre. Among others, various cultural and recreation activities are welcoming them this week.

More than 1,200 international students are expected to start their studies at the University of Szeged in September. The orientation of the international students ends with the SZTE Welcome Day, when Vice Rector for International and Public Affairs, Dr. habil. Péter Zakar delivers a speech to the newly arrived students on Friday, 7th September. Registered freshmen will be introduced to welfare services supporting their studies at SZTE, such as Student Counselling, Conficius Institute, Francophone University Center, Klebesberg Library, ISUS – International Student Union of ÁOK etc.

Preliminary programme:

Time: 8:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m

Time: 9:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m
Opening Ceremony

Welcome Speech to be delivered by the Vice Rector for International and Public Affairs, Dr. habil. Péter Zakar

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Introduction to your Stipendium Hungaricum coordinators and to your mentors

Time: 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Presentation on Immigration Issues

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Presentation delivered by the Police

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Introduction to SZTE Services in the form of stands of the service offices

Welcoming programs at TIK between 28 August – 1 September

For more information click here. Registering for the SZTE Welcome Day is obligatory, please fill in the following form: registration

The declared intention of events is to make the newcomers feel like they are about to become a member of the biggest community in town. The integration of the international students is also assisted by this website providing useful information to start their studies at SZTE.

SZTE Experience

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


Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."