Study in Hungary
Education, careers and networking go hand in hand
- Hungarian higher education has an impressive international reputation; Hungary is also known as the home of academic excellence with its 650 years of experience.
- Hungary is proud to be in the top 20 of countries with the highest number of Nobel Prize Winners per capita.
- You can get a European degree for a fair price – studying in Hungary is a good investment.
- Different scholarships are available for international students.
- According to official statistics, Hungary is amongst the 20 safest countries around the world (Global Peace Index 2016 Report).
- Hungary is in the heart of Europe, and you can travel around easily – and you can explore the Central European region.
- Hungary is a great place to discover, with numerous World Heritage sites nationwide.
- The country has a rich cultural life and long-standing traditions.
- Hungary offers a vibrant life for young people with many indoor and outdoor activities.
- People are helpful and ready to help whenever you need it.
- There are 66 higher education institutions in Hungary, ranging from small universities of applied sciences to top research universities.
- Students can receive valuable knowledge from highly qualified and well-prepared teachers.
- More than 35 Hungarian higher education institutions offer academic programmes in foreign languages – 550 courses at the latest count.
Study in Hungary - the place to be, the place to study
The Study Finder Database provides information about over 400 study programmes in English and in other foreign languages, offered by Hungarian Higher Education Institutions.
FOREIGN STUDENTS ABOUT HUNGARY
Studying in Hungary is a good choice considering its central location in Europe, thanks to which it is easy to travel around the continent.
I chose ELTE because of its comprehensive study programme, which offers a lot of research opportunities.
I came here because of the Nobel Prize Winners of BME, and to get involved in research projects.
Mongolian research laboratories are not as well equipped as those in Hungary, and the quality of education is also very high here. I am a PhD student and I received a lot of help from my professor, who provided me with all the necessary courses that I can increase my knowledge with. There are also a lot of opportunities to publish in Europe or to attend conferences where I can test the results of my research.
There are many things. But the purest love for me is the architecture of Budapest and the Danube – so beautiful!
I have to mention the positive energy of Hungarian people. It surrounds me everywhere. It is the kind of positivity that makes you feel so motivated every day when you get up, look forward to the day and feel content when you go to bed at the end of the day.
Be inspired by more student experiences from Hungary!
The degree structure of tertiary education is based on three cycles. Nearly all study fields lead first to a Bachelor’s degree (usually 3 years), and after a further study period to a Master’s degree (2 years). However, there are some exceptions: medicine, pharmacy, dental and veterinary studies, architecture, law, teacher training, and certain arts-, crafts- and design-related study programmes, which retain a long single-cycle structure of 5 or 6 years of study. A four-year doctoral programme is a post-graduate course to follow any Master’s or equivalent qualification.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is the only existing credit system in Hungary, ensuring transparency of the learning, teaching and assessment processes by facilitating the recognition of learning achievements and qualifications in many countries throughout the European Higher Education Area.
Read more about Hungarian higher education.
Study in Hungary with the best scholarships – from Bachelor to Doctoral level.
Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme
The application period of Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship for 2018-2019 got started! Students from over 50 countries can apply for the scholarship funded by Hungarian government by the 16th of February. Click here for the call!
The programme is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements between the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the partner country’s ministry responsible for higher education. More than 50 partner countries are involved and thousands of students from all around the world apply to study in Hungary each year.
Stipendium Hungaricum scholarships are available for bachelor, master, one-tier master, doctoral and non-degree programmes (preparatory and specialisation courses).
Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport which provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ helps organise student and doctoral candidate exchanges within Erasmus+ Programme countries and to and from partner countries.
- CEEPUS – the perfect choice for studying in Central Europe
- EEA Grants – the bridge to Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway
- Bilateral state scholarships – broaden your chances and look for special scholarships
Find out more information about scholarships in Hungary.