2018. July 17., Tuesday

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170 Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders arrive at University of Szeged

Enrolment to Stipendium Hungaricum (SH) continues to grow this semester: out of 780 applicants, 170 freshmen arrive to start their studies in Szeged in the AY 2016-2017.


Owing to the University’s productive international activities and expanding social networks, the number of SH applicants has increased: more than 780 young adults have been interested in a program of SZTE’s. In the last academic year 90 first year scholarship holders (out of 300 applicants) started their studies, while this year 170 scholarship holders are to arrive first time to SZTE.

 

74% of the new Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders are coming from Asia, 18% from Africa, 5% from South-America, 3% from Europe. They applied to the programs of economics, natural sciences, general medicine, pharmacy, international relations, humanities and musical art. Different kinds of mobility exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, CEEPUS, Erasmus Mundus has provided the chance of enrolment for a total of 650 foreign scholars. Including 6,700 Hungarian freshmen, the institute keeps count of 7,400 new students involved.

 

The scholarship holders were welcomed by Vice Rector for International Affairs, Prof. Dr. Katalin Nagy. She emphasized that Szeged would serve as second home of the foreigners, and the city is rated in the top 10 university towns on the list of Condé Nest Traveler. Besides of quality education and safe, student-friendly life, Szeged also provides excellent facilities to entertainment and recreation. She underlined the increase in the number of foreign students, as they represent 10% of 25,000 students of the university. 12 faculties offer 47 different types of full-time programmes, from general medicine to musical arts.

 

Participating in the governmental scholarship program of Stipendium Hungaricum the University of Szeged supports the ’eastern opening’ policy promoting the Hungarian Higher Education internationally, ensuring the increasing number of international students and enriching the international relations of the Hungarian scientific elite. Furthermore, the program also lays the foundation of personal and professional relations between the international students and Hungary.

SZTE Experience


SantiagoSantiago Vallejo - Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I’m from Ecuador and a Ph.D. student from the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program. I first heard about the University of Szeged on the internet. The general study environment is nice and student life in the city is lovely. With my program and the academic system, I can control my time which is a plus. The city is very affordable, and I live in the city center. One of my favorite extra-curricular activities is the Hungarian cultural programs. I have so many favorite spots, but parks are top on the list. The professors and staffs are very approachable. The mentors and classmates also did an excellent job to explore and know the city better. I hope to continue my career as a professor, and I would recommend the university to friends because it is, in general, a beautiful place.


Yuanyuan_ChenYuanyuan Chen - International Economy and Business - Stipendium student

My first impression about Szeged was, that it is „a standard lovely Western city. You can see colourful buildings everywhere; enjoy the sunshine, walk in the nature, study in the bright, high-tech library”. I think this is a perfect place for students where they can experience sparkling culture diversity, enjoy the peacefulness of everyday life, meet a lot of kind and motivating people, enjoy the inspiring academic atmosphere, taste the food not only from Hungary but also from the world. I can call Szeged my second home.

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