Semmelweis University

The recently released QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 list Semmelweis University among the world’s best 151-200 universities in the categories of medicine and pharmacy. According to the international ranking in the field of medicine Semmelweis University ranked first among the Hungarian universities.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (2)

About

History

Semmelweis University’s history started in 1769,Not long after, the university moved to Budapest and, once the university settled in its permanent location, a period of great development commenced. The number of departments and clinical beds grew – so much so, in fact, that by 1838 congestion had become so great, that even the Hungarian National Assembly addressed the Medical Faculty’s situation.

Education

  • The Bachelor’s programmes provide students with general knowledge, skills, abilities, professional competencies, and the professional experience necessary for finding employment.
  • The Master’s programs and – for those already holding a degree – the postgraduate specialist training programmes allow students to obtain professional specialisation, a deepened knowledge of the field, and a higher level of qualification.

Research

The “Modern Medical Technologies at Semmelweis University” project yielded outstanding results in four main areas, ensuring our institution a place among the leading research universities:

  • Personalised medicine;
  • Imaging processes and bioimaging: from molecule to the human being;
  • Bio-engineering and nanomedicine;
  • Molecular medicine.

Career

The Semmelweis University Career Centre was brought into being by the University Senate in 2006, with the intent of providing professional assistance to students during and after their university years. The Office’s staff members perform a diverse range of tasks and activities, primarily assisting current and former students through career consultations, trainings, and career fairs. A “Career Development in Health Care” course – unique in Hungarian health care – has been launched under the management of the Career Centre, which promotes the creation of further development paths at the University.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
401 100
2017
501
2016
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
656
2017
-
2016
-
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Services

Student services

  • African Students Union of Semmelweis  – ASUS
  • British and Irish Semmelweis Student Association – BISSA
  • Student Association of Cypriot Students – FEKO
  • Indians/South Asians Student Semmelweis Association 
  • Israeli Student Organization in Hungary – ISOH 
  • Semmelweis Korean Association – SKA 
  • North American Semmelweis Students’ Association –  NASSA
  • Association of Norwegian Students Abroad Charity Group – ANSA
  • Spanish Student Association of Semmelweis – SSAS
  • Swiss Semmelweis Students Association – SwiSSA

Library services

Semmelweis University’s Central Library - together with its library units - constitutes one of the largest and most modern medical special collections in Hungary. The Library is currently available in two locations: the Basic Medical Science Centre Branch and the Central Branch located at Mikszáth Kálmán tér 5.

ICT services

The Student Centre - The Centre is equipped with 50 computers, which provide students with free access to the internet through the University’s internal network. A scanner is also available for use, free of charge. Students can keep their valuables safe using the lockers provided by the Students’ Union.

Medical services

Health and Safety: This section aims to inform you about the rules that must be observed while on the University campus, as well as to prepare you for unexpected situations that may occur during your stay in Hungary.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Semmelweis University offers a wide range of sporting opportunities for students. Physical education classes are compulsory at most faculties during the first four semesters. The various training sessions (water polo, volleyball, basketball, handball) and optional sports activities (judo, aerobics, etc.) further add to the variety of options.

Student clubs

  • ERASMUS Student Network
  • African Students Union of Semmelweis
  • British and Irish Semmelweis Student Association
  • Student Association of Cypriot Students
  • Indians/South Asians Student Semmelweis Association
  • Semmelweis Iranian Students’ Association
  • Israeli Student Organization in Hungary
  • Semmelweis Korean Association
  • North American Semmelweis Students’ Association
  • Association of Norwegian Students Abroad Charity Group
  • Spanish Student Association of Semmelweis
  • Swiss Semmelweis Students Association

Budapest VIII. kerület, Hungary