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The University of Szeged and the Fulbright Commission Renewed Their Cooperation

The University of Szeged hosts Fulbright scholarship awardee American scholars, thus strengthening the international relations of the University of Szeged. The agreement was signed on the 10th of April by Prof. Dr. Márta Széll, Vice-Rector for Strategic Affairs of the University of Szeged and Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission.

The Fulbright Exchange Program, covering more than 160 countries around the world, not only offers scholarships to study, conduct research and teach but also provides a unique opportunity which has a decisive influence on the life of scholars.


‘Hungary has been participating in the scholarship program provided by the US-based organization since 1978. As a result, since 1981, 45 people travelled to the United States from Hungary, also on the basis of reciprocity 51 people arrived to Hungary from the United States for pursuing their studies, teaching, or conducting research at the University of Szeged’ said Prof. Dr. Márta Széll, SZTE Vice-Rector for Strategic Affairs. She emphasized that as a host institution, the University of Szeged strives to raise the awareness of young people, educators and researchers from overseas that the University of Szeged is one of the most advanced and modern higher education centers in Hungary and in Europe.


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Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director of the Fulbright Committee, said that the cooperation agreement has a diplomatic value, as teachers and students from universities that receive US scholars tend to apply more for scholarships. He added that besides the Hungarian and American states, Hungarian universities and research institutes are taking part in the program by providing housing and financial support for people from America.


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Following the signing of the agreement, Dr. Károly Jókay delivered an informative lecture in the central building of the University of Szeged to students and teachers interested in learning and conducting research in America, as the deadline for submitting Fulbright applications for Hungarians is approaching: 10th of May 2019 for students, 10th of October 2019 for teachers and researchers.


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The Fulbright Program, initiated by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, has been the most well-known educational and learning exchange program in the United States ever since. The program is open to graduates and undergraduates from any study field, or to a PhD / DLA diploma holders who also have an appropriate level of English language proficiency.


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93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.

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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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