2019. September 16., Monday

international relations

International Relations (MA)

About the Programme

The International Relations programme at SZTE has a competetive edge, as we are the only law school in Hungary offering an interdisciplinary curriculum in Business Economics and International (Economic) Relations, with further emphasis on Political Sciences, European Studies and Law. Students admitted into the programme (MIR) are integrated into a diverse and international student body, recruited mainly from Hungary, its neighboring countries in the Western Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and China. MIR graduates are knowledgeable about different fields of legal studies and social sciences, are able to interpret global and regional issues in an international context and are familiar with the theoretical and practical implications of International Relations.


Our graduates are able to place the perspectives of the Central-Eastern European region in a framework of International Relations in solving legal and economic challenges. We train professionals in the study of the fundamental institutions, resources and processes, both in legislation and in practice, that define the most important economic powers in international, European and other contexts.

As graduates, our students are familiar with the social implications of these legal and political institutions, resources and processes that might influence the economy, politics and society of other countries as well. Graduates of the Faculty usually pursue careers in government or the public sector at international firms or civil organisations. There is also the opportunity to continue studies in PhD programmes.


Level of the programme: Master

Duration of the programme: 4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 120


Who should apply?

It is an advantage if the applicant has a background in International Relations, Political Science, Law, European Law/Studies.

Application requirements: fully completed online application form with all required attachments such as BA degree, a demonstrated proficiency in English (IELT S 6.5, TOE FL 79-93, CEFR B1-C2) motivation letter, CV, academic records*; interview online; students from non-EU countries must attach a research proposal and 2 letters of reference.


Online application

Start of the Programme: September of each year

Tuition Fee per semester: EU students 1500 EUR, non-EU students 2500 EUR

Application fee: 35 EUR

Entrance Exam fee: 100 EUR


For more information contact Gizem Gültekin-Várkonyi, assistant coordinator via e-mail.


For the Flyer of the Programme please click here.


*Academic Records: an official English version OR translation of your full bachelor's transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and an official English version OR translation of your bachelor's diploma.


SZTE Experience


julieJulie Deschanels- Faculty of Law and Political Sciences- Business Law

I chose the University of Szeged, because it has a very good international reputation. When I previously checked the website of the University I liked the fact that Szeged is not too big and too small. I received a lot of help from the ESN mentors. I like Hungary and Szeged a lot and I’m enjoying my classes. When I have free time I go jogging, or play foosball with my friends. In Szeged I really love Süti, nem süti, the river and TIK, because it is just perfect place to study: specious place with full of students and books.


GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.

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