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Number of foreign students at Hungarian universities climbs

Number of foreign students at Hungarian universities climbs

Budapest, February 2 (MTI) – The number of foreign students enrolled at Hungarian universities this academic year has increased to more than 28,000 and could reach 40,000 by 2023, daily Magyar Idők said on Thursday, citing a study presented at a conference at Budapest’s Corvinus University.

The number is up from 26,000 in the 2015/16 academic year and 25,000 in the year before.

The largest number of foreign students enrolled at Hungarian universities this year, 3,234, are Germans. The second-largest number come from Romania, but students from Slovakia and Serbia are also well represented. Chinese students account for 5.5 percent of the foreign students.

Budapest’s Corvinus University, photo: MTI

Most of the German students are enrolled at the Semmelweis medical university in Budapest, but several hundred also study at the Szeged and Pecs universities, in southern Hungary.

The University of Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, is popular with Romanians. More than 600 Nigerians also study in Debrecen, according to the paper.

Source: MTI/Magyar Idők

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