2017. August 18., Friday

why SZTE

Why choose the University of Szeged?

The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s leading and internationally ranked higher education institutions.


Our University is an institution of high educational standards proven by high places in all the international rankings: According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities it is in the top 20% of universities and according to the QS World University Rankings it is the best Hungarian university in 2015/2016;

Since Hungary is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), our University offers a broad range of educational opportunities: 13 fields of studies, 92 Ba majors, 117 Ma and MSc majors including the 47 full-time study programmes offered to students from abroad;

It is a research university with outstanding achievements in R&D and innovation, covering 700 research areas at 19 Doctoral Schools.

Innovation is not only proven in the research work of the University but it has also assisted to establish the ELI-ALPS Laser Research Centre in Szeged, and to win the label of ‘greenest’ university in Hungary.

Students form an international community where the number of foreign students reaches 2500 (10% of the student body) from more than 90 countries. The University is in partnership with more than 500 universities worldwide and with 432 Erasmus+ partner universities.

Szeged is among the Best University Towns of Europe with its vivid cultural life, modern infrastructure competing with that of the capital and its student-friendly prices.

Originally founded in 1581 in Kolozsvár (located in today's Romania), the University of Szeged has historical traditions and achievements such as Albert Szent-Györgyi’s Nobel Prize won in 1937. Besides, some international study programmes have been offered to students for more than 30 years.

Scholarships, such as the Stipendium Hungaricum assist students from all parts of the world to attend the University;

…and because the University of Szeged is a place ‘where knowledge meets challenge’.

    SZTE Experience


    Christopher_SolamanChristopher Solaman - Faculty of Arts - German Studies

    The Student life here is buzzing with hundreds of international students from all around the world. What I love in here is that you bump into students everywhere, from both Hungary and all around the world, and that despite our differences we are kinda accepted in town. I looked University of Szeged up on the internet and, when I saw that this was called the city of sunshine, it became clear in my mind that it would be the place, where I wanted to be as an Erasmus student. Szeged was far beyond my expectations, and I am glad to be able to admire the beauty of this city. The nature itself has the power to calm me down, so the Botanic Garden of the University is a special place to me.


    Nazrin_BakirovaNazrin Bakirova- International Economy and Business

    I came from a city where young women have recently successfully fought against the mentality that had not allowed them to go to study abroad.5 years ago families were extremely protective over their daughters, but nowadays it has been changed into a new perception which allows girls to have the freedom to choose their way of life: career and personal development.

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