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Information on PCR Testing for Students: Updated on September 19, 2020

Here you can find a summary of information for our students on the PCR testing conducted by the University of Szeged.

Free testing is provided for international students who have been ordered to stay in quarantine upon arrival to Hungary, furthermore to international and Hungarian health-science students who spend their practices at clinics of the University.

 

You can download the COVID 19 Testing Procedure 2020/2021 flowchart here.

 

Procedure regarding requisitioning of the SARS-COV2 PCR testing provided by the University of Szeged, along with the official exemption process for home quarantine:

 

1. If you are quarantined at your own apartment (rented room, flat, own flat, hotel room, etc.,), please follow the instructions below

 

Please book an appointment for testing on our online registering form. The testing location is at the SZTE Apáthy Dormitory, (Apáthy István utca 4. Szeged 6720).

 

We ask only those students to fill out the form, who are currently spending the officially ordered 14 days of home quarantine. We can only provide the two free of charge PCR tests for those students who have filled out this form.

 

These are the prerequisites for booking your appointment:

  • you must have arrived to Szeged in order to be able to book a date
  • you must consent that your personal data and any data in connection with your testing procedure are accessible and transmittable for the University of Szeged, and for its colleagues assigned to communicate with the epidemiological authorities.
  • you must authorize the University of Szeged as your full-fledged representative in the process carried out the epidemiological authorities in order to be exempted from the mandatory quarantine.

You must give your consent and authorisation on the link above. You will be furthermore obliged to fill out and sign the hard copy of the Authorization, which will be provided at the testing center on the occasion of the first test.

 

When booking your first date, you will be automatically given a second date for your second test, at least 48 hours after the first one.

 

Those who have brought a negative SARS-CoV2 test result conducted in a Schengen country accredited laboratory, might be exempted from one test. In this case the test must be sent to the following e-mail address: arrival@szte.hu. On the same Modulo surface where you booked your appointment for the test, you have to indicate that you already have a negative SARS-CoV2 PCR test and will send it to the given e-mail address.

 

We would like to draw into your attention that a negative SARS-CoV2 test result conducted in a Schengen country is accepted on condition that it is followed by a second test conducted in Hungary at least 48 hours apart and not later than 5 days from the time that the first test took place in the Schengen country.

Students who wish to undergo the test by the University of Szeged should take this into consideration when booking the second test appointment on the Modulo surface. The second test appointment should be 48 hours apart from the first test and fall within the next 5 days from when the first test was taken.

 

Upon our request, the epidemiological authority will authorise you to go directly to the testing location for both testing occasions on the shortest possible route without the use of any public traffic. You must have all the necessary protective equipment and always wear a mask when you leave your premises to go to the testing site.

 

In case both test results are negative, the University will hand in a request for the epidemiological authority, requesting your exemption from the mandatory quarantine. You may only leave your quarantine location after you are given the official decision of the authority which will be sent to you by the University via e-mail.

 

If any of your two tests are positive for SARS-CoV2 then the epidemiological authority will get in touch with you and advice about your next tasks.

 

 

2. If you are quarantined at a dormitory, please follow these instructions

 

If you have been admitted to a dormitory or you are spending your quarantine at a dormitory, your testing procedure will take place at the Öthalmi or Apáthy Dormitories.

 

Your testing schedule will be provided by the dormitory, as well as the test result. Students having an “Ügyfélkapu” account, can also check the test results there.

 

If your two PCR tests are negative, you will authorise the University of Szeged to be your full-fledged representative in the process carried out the epidemiological authorities. The authorization includes a data handling statement in which you allow your personal data and any data in connection with your testing procedure to be accessed and transmitted by the University of Szeged, and by its colleagues assigned to communicate with the epidemiological authorities. The text of this authorization is provided by the dormitory, you will need to fill out and sign a form upon the occasion of the first test. The University will hand in a request for the epidemiological authority, requesting your exemption from the mandatory quarantine. You may only leave your quarantine location and take your place at your dormitory, after you are given the official decision of the authority.

 

If any of your two tests are positive for SARS-CoV2 then the epidemiological authority will get in touch with you and advice about your next tasks.

 

3. If you are a health science student spending your practices at clinics of the University of Szeged, please follow these instructions

 

In order to ensure participation in the educational activities that take place in the buildings of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre in the fall semester of the 2020/2021 academic year, the University of Szeged performs one SARS-CoV2 PCR test on students who must enter and remain in the buildings of the Health Centre. IN THIS CASE ONLY ONE TEST IS NEEDED.

 

 

The test is required for students in the following programs and years:

 

  • Dental Medicine 4th and 5th year students.
  • General Medicine students:
    • 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th year students enrolled in both Hungarian and English program.
    • 2nd year students enrolled in German program.
  • 2nd year students enrolled in elective clinical courses.
  • 1st and 2nd year students in Nursing
  • 3rd and 4th year students in Nursing and patient care (including nurses, physiotherapists)
  • 4th year students in Health care and prevention (nurse)
  • 3rd and 4th year students in Health care and prevention (dental hygiene)

 

We hereby inform you that in the light of the above, students can only enter the buildings of the Health Centre, on condition that they have provided a negative PCR test result.

PCR test appointments can be booked on the online Modulo surface via the link below.

https://modulo.etr.u-szeged.hu/Modulo2/default/forms/details/1934864?returnUrl=/Modulo2/default/home/casefolderwithforms?formRowId=cf_900001_form_1934864

 

PCR test sampling will take place at two locations in parallel, at the sampling point of the SZTE Apathy Dormitory and at the SZTE ÁOK building located at Tisza Lajos krt. 107 in the designated spot for this purpose.

 

Please be kind to register for an appointment via the above provided link.

 

 

PCR Test Results:

 

- You can find and download the results of the PCR test after entering the https://www.eeszt.gov.hu/hu/nyito-oldal website through “Ügyfélkapu” with your Hungarian social security number.

 

- In case you have participated in SARS-CoV2 PCR testing coordinated by the University of Szeged, you may access your test results electronically via the Modulo platform of the University.

In order to do so, you are asked:

  • to log in to Modulo,
  • open the form in which you booked your testing appointments previously,
  • find your results in PDF file at the bottom of the form,
  • download the PDF file/files.

 

Please note that your results will be deleted after you have accepted the results via clicking on the green tick and after the download. In case you need the results for further usage please save it after the download.

 

We would also like to inform you that the uploads of results will begin on 21/09/2020, starting with the results of students who are studying health care and need to attend their practices in the buildings of the Clinical Center, given that they must have them done to be able to continue their studies. The results are no longer accessible in the Rector’s Office (6720 Szeged, Dugonics tér 13.). Please download them via Modulo as indicated above.

 

We trust that the above measures will help you in starting your safe and secure academic year.

 

We wish you good health and great success in your studies!

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