2020. April 6., Monday


Number of International Students Studying at the University of Szeged Exceeds 4,000

The number of international students of the University of Szeged is continuously rising. More than 4,000 students from 115 countries around the world are carrying out their studies at the SZTE. Compared to previous years the increase in the number in the headcount is significant in domestic relations.

Currently around 4,100 students are studying at the study programmes taught in Hungarian and other languages at the University of Szeged. The number of students was augmented by 400 students compared to last year, while the Academic Year 2017/2018 brought an additional increase of 500 students. The University of Szeged is growing in popularity amongst international students owing to, among others, 60 study programmes taught in a foreign language offered by the University, scholarship opportunities, high-quality student services and lively cultural life of Szeged. The city itself is also particularly attractive as Szeged is the safest town of Hungary. Compared to the capital of the country, housing expanses are lower and a great variety of discounts is available for university students. The attractiveness of the University is enhanced by the outstanding results obtained on global educational rankings: the University of Szeged was ranked between the 501-510th place on Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2020, which is the best among ranked Hungarian participants.


As in previous years, 1,267 students - most of international students - arrived from Serbia for the first semester of the Academic Year 2019/2020. Compared to last semester’s headcount an additional 200 Serbian students commenced their studies at the University of Szeged. More than 500 students came from Iran and the number of German students is significant as well - it is 420 at the moment. 150 students from Romania chose the SZTE and more than 100 students arrived from South Korea and China. The institution is popular among Azerbaijan, Japanese, Turkish, Mongolian and Syrian students. Even students of Venezuela, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe have heard about the good reputation of the University since the SZTE accepts students from these distant countries as well.


International students are applying for study programmes of 12 Faculties of the University of Szeged. In most cases, applicants are admitted to the Faculty of Medicine, with more than 1,400 students at the moment. The Faculty of Science and Informatics is also popular, more than 600 international students are educated there and 450 international students attend study programmes of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 96% of international students are admitted to full-time study programmes.


SZTE Experience

GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.

julieJulie Deschanels- Faculty of Law and Political Sciences- Business Law

I chose the University of Szeged, because it has a very good international reputation. When I previously checked the website of the University I liked the fact that Szeged is not too big and too small. I received a lot of help from the ESN mentors. I like Hungary and Szeged a lot and I’m enjoying my classes. When I have free time I go jogging, or play foosball with my friends. In Szeged I really love Süti, nem süti, the river and TIK, because it is just perfect place to study: specious place with full of students and books.