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133 International ERASMUS Students Start their Studies at SZTE

133 foreign students started their studies at the University of Szeged in the second semester of the academic year 2021/22 under the frames of the ERASMUS+ programme. The institution supported their integration with an Orientation Week held between 7 and 9 February.

Students from 65 universities in 60 cities in 17 countries came to the University of Szeged through the ERASMUS+ programme. The largest number of students came from Spain, followed by French and Turkish students. Many students are also coming from Italy, Romania, Germany, Georgia, Portugal and the Netherlands, among other countries. 31 students will study at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Szeged, which is a popular destination for students. Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are also popular.


Similar to each year, the institution holds an Orientation Week to help students integrate in their new environment. On 8 February 2022, the event organisers welcomed the students to the Rector's Building Ceremonial Hall, where Leona Kovács-Jerney, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Education Officer and Tibor Zilahi, the Erasmus Institutional Programme Coordinator of the University of Szeged welcomed the students.


The aim of the week is to help students from abroad to find their way around Szeged and the University of Szeged. The freshmen were informed by Ágnes Pető, the coordinator of the ERASMUS students from abroad, about - among other things - the use of Neptun, the enrolment and course registration process, and how to find a place to live.

The Erasmus Student Network Szeged has been supporting the integration of foreign students since 2003. Besides helping them with university administration, they also organise cultural activities for the students. “We organise pub nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, take students to museums and theatres. In short, we do everything we can to make them feel as comfortable as possible in their "new home", Szeged." - Said Júlia Pataki, Vice-President of ESN Szeged.

SZTE Info - Anna Bobkó

Photos by: Anna Bobkó & István Sahin-Tóth

SZTE Experience

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños


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.