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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to Apply? 
  1. Please have a look at our programmes on our website. After choosing the most suitable study programme(s) that reflect(s) your interest, please go to the application platform dedicated for prospective students. Click on the ’Online application’ button on the corresponding page of the programme you intend to apply for.
  1. Once you made up your mind about applying, click ’Become an Applicant’ on the top right corner of the application platform. Fill in the form and upload the required documents.
  1. Do check the requirements indicated in the programme description, such as language requirements, preliminary studies, etc. Contact the coordinators of the programme in case of any question.
2. What documents I need to upload? 

Please bear in mind that application requirements (including the required documents) vary upon programmes. As a result it is always important to consult the programme description for further information.


Documents required by SZTE are the followings:

copy of passport,

certificate of previous studies in English (High School, Undergraduate, Graduate),

proof of language proficiency (attention – some faculties only accept international language exams, such as IELTS or TOEFL).

Documents required by the Programme: CV, motivational letter, reference letter, medical records.


3. What if I upload an irrelevant document?

In case you upload an irrelevant document you will be notified by our admission colleagues and you will be kept reminded to upload the relevant document automatically by the system.

4.
Do I need to upload English Translation?
You will always have to submit English translation of the original documents as English is the official language of administration regarding foreign students’ affairs.

5.
How can I pay the application fee? 
  1. First of all, you need to consult the ’Invoice’ generated by the system. It indicates the amounts and currency to be paid. You can find the details of the bank name, SWIFT codes, etc. on the document.
  2. Please make sure to pay the application fee in the required currency, otherwise your payment will not be identifiable.
  3. Moreover, please make sure to have both SWIFT codes indicated and the name of the corresponding bank. (E.g. Corresponding Bank: Hungarian National Bank, SWIFT code: MANEHUHB) as it is not possible to transfer money directly to the Hungarian State Treasury.

6. Two banks are indicated on my ’Invoice’ – which one do I need?
Since it is not possible to transfer directly to the Hungarian State Treasury, it is required to indicate the corresponding bank name. Please make sure to indicate both SWIFT codes.


In case you start initiating the transfer, you will need to type the bank account number to the relevant field and the system should recognize the name of the bank: Hungarian State Treasury – in this case HUSTHUHB is the SWIFT code you need to use.


In case an other name is recognized (Hungarian National Bank = Magyar Nemzeti Bank [MNB] Bank is the other one) the other SWIFT code, MANEHUHB is needed. Both of these codes and data were indicated in your Invoice section on DreamApply.


7. I got a notification of being indepted with a certain amount of money, however, I have already paid the entrance examination fee / tuition fee. What might have happened?
Sometimes banks charge a transaction fee on your money transfer, as a consequence money to be transferred will be deducted. Always consult your bank in advance if there is any transaction fee so that you can calculate with the proper amount; otherwise you will have to repeat the process and settle the remaining fee as your application / admission will not be complete without paying the whole fee.


8. When will I get a notification regarding the entrance examination?
Once the technical check on your documents is finished and they both met formal and substantive requirements, you will be automatically notified by our colleagues, so we suggest that you check your mailbox and your Dream Apply account on a daily basis. We kindly ask you to wait patiently and we will contact you as soon as it becomes possible.


9. How to contact regarding medical programmes (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nursing, foundation year)?
Please remember that programmes linked to healthcare are being handled by Foreign Students’ Secretariat. Contact them directly via apply.fs@med.u-szeged.hu.

10.
How do I get my visa? When will I get my visa?

After you have received an acceptance letter from the University of Szeged, the tuition fee of the chosen program must be paid. Then each student must contact his/her own embassy in order to start the procedure of getting a visa. For more information and guidance please visit the university of Szeged’s website and have a look at the before you arrive to Szeged section.

 

11. Is it okay if I come one week later because of the visa?

All students must arrive to Szeged and be present at the beginning of each semester of their program. In the case of emergency situations please contact your Faculty and keep them informed about your situation.

 

12. Can I transfer my credits from an other university to the University of Szeged?

Transferring credits differs and varies from faculty to another therefore please visit the faculties’ website and check the section which talks about transferring credits also please make sure to contact your faculty coordinator.

 

13. What bachelor degrees do you have at the university?

Please visit the universities main webpage and read the section which includes the Universities programs and degrees.

 

14. What type of master studies do you have the university?

Please visit the universities main webpage and read the section which includes the Universities programs and degrees.


15. How can I find accommodation? Can you help me find accommodation?

Those who have been awarded with a governmental scholarship will be offered a place in a dormitory or financial aid for renting a flat.

It is indicated on the Letter of Admission that 'Assistance in finding permanent accommodation can be provided on request after arrival'. This means you will be provided with the necessary assistance to find a place to live if you request for it.

 

16. Can I get a scholarship? How can I apply or get scholarship?

For each semester of studies there are specific dates and deadlines to apply for the scholarship. Therefore we recommend you to keep an eye on the University of Szeged’s official platforms as it will be announced on Facebook and it will be announced on SZTE’s website.

 

17. It is possible to apply for an academic year starting in February? 

The starting of each semester varies from one faculty to another, in the case of few faculties it is possible and can be an option whereas in others it is not an option. Please visit the University of Szeged’s official platforms to have all the necessary information.

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.


JoseJose Eges - Faculty of Sciences and Informatics

I’m from Ecuador and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder in my second year. I chose University of Szeged because of its highly ranked status in Hungary. I like the generosity of the people and the fantastic university facilities. The student environment is very relaxing, and you learn a lot from the cultural diversity. The student mentors are helpful. Professors and members of faculty staff are very approachable to guide and support you with academic challenges. Life in Szeged is exciting, and my favorite spot is the bank of Tisza River. The landscape of the bridge across the river and the beachside perspective is a beauty. I do enjoy the good academic system, and friendly environment.

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