The admission process is to change fundamentally this September. That is because the government, among others, abolished the centrally determined minimum point limit. Thus, the Hungarian higher education’s gates will open for more Hungarian and foreign students. Below, we collected the details.
According to eduline.hu, before 2023, you were not eligible to continue your studies in Hungarian higher education if you did not obtain at least 280 points in the case of BA/BSc programs. The limit was 240 points in academic training and 50 points in MA/MSc programs. Even if you wanted to pay for your studies, you could not get enrolled in any of the programs without that amount of points.
The old system aimed to allow only those students to continue their studies, who had at least an average performance in high school or at the university. For example, collecting 240 and 280 points for vocational training or BA/BSc programs meant that you were not one of the hard-working students. But you could complete your studies without fail or with lower grades. Of course, you had to collect many points for popular programs like management, law or economy. However, that system changes this September, and everybody can sit on the benches of the universities.
From 2023, higher education institutions may decide to determine a minimum limit, but most of them will not do so. For example, the University of Miskolc in East Hungary already made it clear on Facebook that they will not use that opportunity to select only the better-performing students. That is probably because rural universities struggle with the lack of learners. And since the Hungarian higher education system is financed according to the number of students learning in it, it is in the best interest of every institution to pack its benches with as many people as possible.
The post of the University of Miskolc above says that there will be no point limit this year. But, of course, not everybody can continue their studies there. The admission points will be determined by three factors: the number of students choosing a given program, their relative performance and the number of students the university can enroll in that program.
Meanwhile, the University of Óbuda will keep the ‘old system’. In the case of economic and IT Bsc programs, their limit will be 280 points. Meanwhile, that number will be 260 in the case of the agricultural and engineering programs. Furthermore, they will need at least 240 points for their vocational training courses.
At Pannon University (Veszprém), they will keep the centrally determined minimum point limit mentioned above.
There are a lot of Hungarian universities, and the rules differ. However, we can generally state that the higher the rank of the given university is, the more likely it will have a minimum number of point limit rules. Furthermore, you will probably need to pass an entry exam provided you choose to study at a high-ranking university in Hungary.
Want to continue your studies here?
Studyinhungary.hu, Tempus Public Foundation’s website, writes that you will need to obtain the following documents (this is the minimum package):
HERE you may find more information about what additional papers and certificates you should have if you made up your mind and chose a Hungarian higher education institution.
Source: eduline.hu, studyinhungary.hu