2018. July 17., Tuesday

International Relations of the University of Szeged


The presence of the University of Szeged on the international scene is just as important as academic life is international. The excellence of universities is judged by international standards and, even though we have already achieved high rankings at this level in recent years, it is our intention to widen further our relations and cooperation with university networks.

 

Our relations worldwide

The University of Szeged maintains fruitful co-operations with more than 500 highly ranked universities worldwide, and study programmes for international students at the University of Szeged dates back to the 1980s. Since than we have been welcoming students of an increasing number of nationalities.

 

ERASMUS+

Among the international mobility programmes, the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union is the most popular, within the frames of which the University cooperates with 497 partner universities in 30 countries on the basis of 979 agreements. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Stipendium Hungaricum

Thanks to the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, students from all parts of the world attend many Departments of the University. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Campus Mundi

Supported by the CAMPUS Hungary Programme established by the government of Hungary, 1350 university members and more than 1000 of our students applied successfully for study trips between 2012-2015. Between 2016 and 2021 a programme called Campus Mundi will support short term exchange study programmes. For further information, please consult the website.


CEEPUS

The University of Szeged has been participating in the Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies (CEEPUS) since 1994, achieving common curriculum development, the exchange of students on scholarships, and organising summer schools with 100 partner universities in 10 networks. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Confucius Institute

Evidence of the strengthening of our widening relationships is exemplified by the fact that the Confucius Institute opened its doors in Szeged in 2012 with the cooperation of Shanghai International Studies University, supported by the Chinese Language Education Council. Those interested can learn Chinese at the Institute with the help of qualified Chinese teachers, who lay special emphasis on the presentation of Chinese culture. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Franchophone University Centre

A Francophone University Centre has recently been established at the University of Szeged and French courses have been accredited among the wide range of other courses. For further information, please consult the website.

 

Interstate Agreements

In close cooperation with the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and the Balassi Institute, the University of Szeged plays an active role in receiving foreign students arriving in the framework of interstate agreements, as a result of which ever-better relations have been achieved with embassies and consulates.

 

SZTE Experience


PhuongPhuong Thu Tran - Faculty of Economics - Business Administration and Management

I live in Budapest, and I commute by train to Szeged every day. It’s not a huge distance for me, I got used to travelling back home. I study, watch the scenery or the people. Once I lost my wallet, and everyone around me tried to help. One of them offered to give me some money, another one offered to take me where I had to go. I love Szeged, Hungarians and nice, and I like the cuisine, though the spicy food is not spicy enough for my taste. I’m very happy to study here. At the Faculty of Economics, the program is practice-oriented, we get a lot of useful information and a lot of opportunities are offered by our professors.


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.

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