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Indonesian Students Win Scholarships for Excellence at the University of Szeged

25 Indonesian students are spending the autumn semester at the University of Szeged (SZTE).

Our university has been awarded to participate in the Indonesian government's Excellence Scholarship Programme. A total of 240 universities from around the world applied for the programme, from which the Indonesian government selected 60 universities. Internationally, only two Hungarian universities are represented, SZTE and the University of Pécs (PTE).


For the first time this year, the Indonesian government has launched the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA), a scholarship programme that offers Indonesian students a semester at some of the world's most prestigious universities. In the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, 25 Indonesian students will be able to pursue their studies at our university.


The aim of the Excellence Scholarship is to enable 1,000 Indonesian students to enter a multicultural environment at the start of the programme, and 10,000 students per year from the following academic year. The purpose is - initiated in the spirit of international mobility - is to enable participants to gain professional knowledge and multicultural skills at the world's top universities, thus improving their employability.


Recently, the Directorate for International Affairs & Public Relations organised an online information session for Indonesian students who have been awarded the scholarship, and our staff were pleased to hear about the determination and commitment of the Indonesian students towards our University. The students can take courses offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, the Faculty of Agriculture, the Juhász Gyula Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences to replace their compulsory elective subjects in their home country.


For more information on the scholarships of excellence and information on the course descriptions available at the faculties: click here.



The IISMA scholarship programme, funded by the Indonesian Government, is an excellent example of the short-term courses that are increasingly in demand on the international higher education market, because the intercultural environment contributes to internationalisation; moreover the presence of foreign students adds colour to the already vibrant international student life in the city.


Besides, the participation of the University of Szeged in the Excellence Scholarship Programme contributes to deepening our cooperation with Indonesian universities and enhances the international recognition of the University.

SZTE Experience

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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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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.

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