2020. September 28., Monday
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Orientation Week for the Newly Admitted Erasmus Students

138 international students started their studies in the spring semester of the 2019/2020 academic year. 131 students arrived to the SZTE under the Erasmus+ program and 7 students under the Makovecz program. The integration of the students who hold a scholarship is assisted by the SZTE International Mobility Office of the Directorate for International and Public Relations between the 3rd and the 5th of February, 2020.

In the spring semester, 138 foreign students arrived to the University of Szeged under the Erasmus+ and Makovecz programs. Under the Erasmus+ program, 131 students arrived from 18 countries, 65 cities and 77 universities. These students will be studying at 11 faculties of the University of Szeged. The Majority of the students arrived to the SZTE from Spain. However, many students from Turkey and Italy also chose the University of Szeged as their study destination. Among the most popular faculties is the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences where 29 students will be carrying out their studies, the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences where 24 students will begin their studies and the Faculty of Medicine, where 19 international students will begin their studies.


Thanks to the Makovecz program, 7 students from Serbia arrived to SZTE to start their studies and exchange programs in February at the Juhász Gyula Faculty of Education. The Makovecz Student Scholarship Programme offers Hungarian students from Hungary and neighbouring countries the opportunity to gain experience abroad. The aim of the Makovecz program is to create a system of mutual student mobility between Hungarian-language higher education institutions in Hungary and abroad.



The University of Szeged assists the integration of its newly admitted international students at the Orientation week between the 3rd and the 5th of February. The program was opened by Dr. Tamás Bene, Director for International and Public Relations of the University of Szeged, who greeted the students and welcomed them to the SZTE. “The Erasmus exchange program is a great opportunity for students to make new friends along with their studies and to take part in a cultural adventure. Szeged is a big campus, since most of the university buildings are located downtown and in the city centre, and therefore there is great university community life in Szeged and at the University of Szeged”.Said Dr. Tamás Bene.


The University of Szeged is already affiliated with 540 Erasmus + partner institutions, so students of the University of Szeged can choose from a wide range of courses offered by foreign institutions. The purpose of the Erasmus program is to enable acquiring educational, linguistic and cultural experiences at another foreign higher education institution participating in the program. Learning mobility facilitates the student's career development and personal development. More information about the program is available on the SZTE Erasmus page.


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SZTE Experience


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."

Imane_CherbiImane Cherbi - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Cherbi Imane and I am 23 years old from Algeria. I am spending my last semester at the University of Szeged Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Being an MA student of Applied Linguistics, University of Szeged offered me a chance to gain sufficient knowledge about my field of study. I choose the University of Szeged simply because it is a highly ranked academic institution both nationally and internationally; also because of the variety of programs that they have for international students. I love everything in Szeged: every corner of every street, I will always keep them in my heart. I take photos of the city when walking around and I am planning to launch a blog to promote this beautiful corner of Hungary among international students. People of Szeged are caring, always smiling and we are living peacefully together. I have never felt isolated or neglected. As a coffee lover, i always enjoy having my favorite type of coffee in different coffees in Szeged. Lookin for calmness and nature vibes, I would certainly walk by the Tisza river whenever I want.