- How Information Technology can help agriculture, or how a GPS, a drone, or a robot assists successful horticulture and animal husbandry?
- How you can run a farm in a sustainable way or how you can be an eco-friendly farmer?
- In how many ways agriculture can contribute to rural development or how to make your farm profitable?
the Faculty of Agriculture and its international programme have the answers.
The Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Szeged is located in Hódmezővásárhely, in a municipal town in South-East Hungary, 25 kilometres away from the University’s centre in Szeged. The agricultural training in Hódmezővásárhely has a past that dates back to more than 120 years. Agricultural higher education started in 1961, and the Faculty became a part of the University of Szeged in 2000. There are 3 Institutes accommodating the research and the educational work: Institute of Animal Sciences and Wildlife Management, Institute of Economics and Rural Development, Institute of Plant Sciences and Environmental Protection.
For more information please visit the website of the Faculty.
Programme Available for International Students
Graduates of the Faculty have wide range of career opportunities in the Agriculture Sector as an Agronomist, a Farm manager, an Agricultural consultant, a Sales executive and many more. Or they may find job opportunities in other sectors such as a Farming journalist.
Student- and Academic Staff mobility programmes are based on the Erasmus+ scholarship program. The Faculty has altogether more than 70 contracts with institutions from European countries such as Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey.
Student Services of the Faculty
International students are accommodated in twin rooms of the Dormitory of the Faculty. It is located in the campus area. In the dormitory building, a restaurant is open for lunch time 7 days a week. Free wifi is available in both the Faculty buildings and in the dormitory. All printed and online resources (as well as the services of both the agricultural library at the Faculty) and SZTE Klebelsberg Library in Szeged are open for international students. Sport facilities such as the basketball court and gym at the campus, or the swimming pool in the town are available for students. The integration of the international students is facilitated by student mentors of the Faculty. International students are welcome to all regular celebrations and international programs of the Faculty as well as to the parties organized by the students’ union.
See the Student Services of the University of Szeged here.
Download the brochure in English language
Application Requirements in General
The process of Application at the University of Szeged happens via an online application platform called DreamApply. Learn about the application process in general here and about the specific requirements of the programme here.
The Faculty is part of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme. Erasmus+ funds are available for students according to the institutional contracts and rules. There are other governmental scholarship programmes such as the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People, Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship or the Visegrad Fund. The SZTE Start Scholarship a merit-based financial assistance to 12 SZTE students each year.
Tamerlan Mendybayev from the Faculty of Agriculture
"I am Tamerlan Mendybayev from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. I study 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."