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University of Szeged

The University of Szeged is proud to be listed as one of the Top Universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities in thirteen consecutive years (2003-2015).

Brief History of the University of Szeged

The University of Szeged traces its origins back to 1581 with the foundation of the Academia in Cluj (Kolozsvár). István Báthory, Prince of Transylvania, King of Poland (1571-1586), Grand Duke of Lithuania took measures to establish a Catholic university (academia – universitas) consisting of two faculties, Arts and Theology. In 1872 the Hungarian Royal University was established which operated in Cluj until 1921 when it was relocated to Szeged.

The year 2000 was a milestone in the history of the university: the higher education institutions of Szeged were integrated under the name University of Szeged. At present the University has 12 faculties covering the fields of arts, sciences, law, economics and business administration, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, health sciences, education, agriculture and music. It also provides quality education at the levels of Bachelor, Master, scientific (PhD), higher-level vocational and postgraduate specialist training programmes. The University’s educational mission also embraces medical assistance, conducting internationally competitive research activities and fulfilling its role as a research university. The wide scope of its research and creative activities include basic and applied research, creative arts, product- and service development.

As for the size of the University of Szeged, it is one of the biggest universities in Hungary, with nearly 25,000 students and more than 7,000 employees including about 2,300 academic staff.

Partnership in research, quality education and innovation are integral parts of the goals of the University of Szeged which in recent years has produced tangible results both in terms of joint efforts with businesses and cooperation with other higher education institutions. Thanks to partnership in research and innovation with various companies and organisations, the successes of scientific activity at the University of Szeged promote the achievement of practical, significant and remarkable results that will positively affect education as well. The University also works in close cooperation with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in three key research areas, namely in natural sciences, humanities as well as in medicine and pharmacy.

A number of outstanding professors worked or are working at present at the University of Szeged, including Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi, who was the first to isolate Vitamin C, extracting it from Szeged paprika. His outstanding skills and activities paved the way for Szeged to become one of Europe’s most significant centres for life sciences and uniting the laboratories of the University of Szeged and the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Thanks to the internationally acknowledged research in laser physics at the University of Szeged, our town will be the home of the biggest centre of laser physics in Europe, the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI), in the near future. This will increase the need for more employees at the University and at the associated companies.

University of Szeged_Main Building

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Dentistry

Faculty of Pharmacy

Foundation Year (Preparatory course for Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy)


Official 2016/2017 brochure of the University of Szeged

Online registration system, tha AAS (Application Form) for the 2016/17 academic year


Application procedure 

For detailed information regarding the 5-step application procedure please visit the university's website at

Application and Admission Guide

To apply for a full time program at the University of Szeged please carefully follow the step by step application guide at

Application documents for:

Degree programs - 

Transfer students -

Foundation Year Program -


Along with the required documents, the hard copy of the Application Form has to be sent directly to the Foreign Students' Secretariat, University of Szeged. 

Address: Dóm tér 12., Szeged, H-6720 Hungary
to your local representative (see list at



  • all documents can be accepted only in English.
  • Certified copy of your School Leaving Certificate and Birth certificate has to be an attested copy in English language or certificate with an authorized English translation.
  • Should you fail to fulfill the above requirements till the deadline indicated in your Letter of Admission, your admission will be suspended and you will be registered on the waiting list.
  • Submitted documents cannot be returned to the applicants.

After the online registration, you can follow the procedure of your application by checking your account at

Website of the University:

Entrance Examination Topics

Tuition fees and additional costs (academic year 2016/17):


Payment(s) should be made to the following bank account:

1.Medical, Dentistry, Pharmacy Programs (USD account)

Account name: IS International Studies
Account Number (IBAN): HU43-10300002-10476764-40120044
Bank name: MKB Bank
Bank address: H‑1056, Váci u. 38., Budapest, Hungary
Swift/BIC code: MKKBHUHB

2.Foundation Year Program (EUR account)

Account name: IS International Studies
Account Number (IBAN): HU83-10300002-10476764-48820030
Bank name: MKB Bank
Bank address: H‑1056, Váci u. 38., Budapest, Hungary
Swift/BIC code: MKKBHUHB

As a remark on the transfer sheet please indicate the name of the student and "Szeged Uni" .

Please note:  commission charges have to be paid by the applicant. Personal checks and money orders are not accepted.