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Semmelweis University

4.0 out of 5 (45 ratings / 20 reviews) Budapest VIII. kerület, Hungary
Semmelweis University is a leading institution of higher education in Hungary and the Central European region within the area of medicine and health sciences. Its main commitment is based on the integrity of  education, research and healing, which make Semmelweis University an internationally renowned centre of  knowledge.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (2)

About

History

Semmelweis University’s history started 250 years ago in 1769, when Queen Maria Theresa added a medical faculty to the University of Nagyszombat (now Trnava, Slovakia). Not long after, the university moved first to Buda then to Pest (now Budapest) and, once the university settled in its permanent location, a period of great development commenced. 

Education

Semmelweis University is unique among Hungarian universities teaching health sciences. With its 250 years of history, it has amassed an enormous amount of knowledge, and has granted diplomas to over 100,000 students, many of whom are renowned specialists in their respective fields.

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.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
401
2020
401
2019
401
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
901
2019
901 -300
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
682 -19
2019
663
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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.

Medical services

Since its foundation in 1769, Semmelweis University has paid special attention to the continuous development and expansion of its health care services. As a result, the University has grown into one of the largest health care institutions in Hungary today handling 2.5 million cases each year. 

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, yoga, tennis, frisbee, zumba) 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

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

its a good university with good mobilities and facilities

1st year experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

we had to take many credits for 1st year and it was hard to study all the materials but prof.s were good and they helped

Go Semmelweis
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

best eastern university for medical sciences

Budapest VIII. kerület, Hungary

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