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SZTE organizes Summer University in Hungarian Studies

The Hungarian Studies Center of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Szeged has organized the 17th annual Summer University for international students interested in Hungarian language and culture.

About forty students coming from all corners of the world are expected to join the program. The Summer University was founded in 2001 in order to introduce the Hungarian language and culture to citizens of other countries. Students are coming among others from the United States, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, India, China, Japan, Germany, Slovakia, Serbia and Russia to participate in the four-week program.


Hungarian language is instructed at five levels and morning language classes are followed by language practice classes and lectures on Hungarian history, literature, film and art history. The leisure and recreation activities are also wide-ranging: in addition to touring the noteworthy sites of Szeged, students can participate in Hungarian film evenings as well.


One of the most popular events at the Summer University is the International Evening (Nemzetközi Est). For this students introduce their countries by preparing traditional food, teaching a folk song or dance, or in some other way.


Many students return from previous years, and some of them even stay for a whole year to continue learning the Hungarian language or to study at the University of Szeged in a degree program.

SZTE Experience


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.


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.

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