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Information for Foreign Students Amid the Pandemic Situation

The University of Szeged is aware that times are hard for applicants intending to pursue studies abroad, as well as for students who are already studying in foreign countries. Due to the pandemic situation regulations change day by day which can make it hard to keep up with the information that is most relevant to you.

However, on behalf of the University of Szeged, what we can definitely state is, that the academic year will begin in the fall. Either in the traditional way, requiring personal presence, or online. Based on the experiences of the last semester, we are prepared for online teaching. The final scenario will depend on the pandemic regulations which will be in force at the end of August.


We are happy to inform you that some of the travel restrictions has been lifted. See the details and the conditions of entering Hungary here.


Please note that the regulations may change according to the status of the pandemic. Always make sure to consult the Hungarian Consulate in your country regarding any questions or concerns you may have.


According to the latest information provided by the Hungarian Consulate, students holding residence permit or student visa and are able to present these documents at the border upon arriving to Hungary, have to undergo a medical examination (measuring body temperature, questionnaire) at the airport and will be assigned under home quarantine for 14 days. Students can be exempted from home quarantine in the case that he or she can provide a certificate which proves that the student has undergone two SARS-CoV-2 tests not longer than 5 days ago and both tests came back negative.


In case an arriving student is suspected to be infected with the COVID-19, the place and conditions of quarantine will be set centrally by the Government.


Please rest assured that we are trying to cope with the situation as flexible as possible and that we will do everything within our power to keep our students updated and help them in the necessary procedures.

SZTE Experience

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Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.

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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