Students from all around the world choose to study in Budapest, Hungary. The capital is famous for its high-quality university offer, as well as for its low living cost, making Budapest an appealing place to spend one’s university years in.
The best universities for international students
ELTE, one of the most popular Hungarian universities, is not only famous in its home country but also abroad. ELTE is a modern university with 380-year-old traditions. Good news for foreigners! – ELTE has an extensive international network of partner institutions, among which there are 400 Erasmus partners.
The faculties in ELTE are the following:
- FACULTY OF ECONOMICS
- FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY
- FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
- FACULTY OF INFORMATICS
- FACULTY OF LAW
- FACULTY OF PRIMARY AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
- FACULTY OF SCIENCE
- FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
- BÁRCZI GUSZTÁV FACULTY OF SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATIOn
The university also provides accommodation for students.
The Dormitory Centre, a central department, offers hundreds of high-quality and affordable places. More than half of the international students request a dormitory place.
The Housing Office, on the other hand, helps you find accommodation according to your individual needs on the private market including apartment houses, flats, and hostels. In fact, you can apply to both services at once.
Whether one intends to obtain a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree, ELTE offers a wide range of opportunities. Diplomas issued at ELTE are acknowledged worldwide and course credits are transferable in all countries of the European Union.
Types of degree programs:
- joint degree program: students complete their studies at ELTE in Budapest (at least one semester) and another member university in the consortium (at least one semester)
- pre-university programs: consist of special preparatory courses in the preparatory year
- exchange student: courses are offered in foreign languages
To illustrate the general cost of the courses, take a look at the photo below, which summarises the costs for English and American studies BA.
ELTE offers degree programmes to international students with a wide variety of funding options. Study-abroad organisations make international students’ lives easier.
Within the AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships one can receive, for example, the FEA Recipient Grant which provides $500 grant for students who receive a Fund for Education Abroad scholarship.
With The National Endowment for the Humanities Research Program, up to $40,000 is awarded for a year of study. Candidates for the program must be pursuing a research project in the humanities in Hungary. College scholarships include Randall Smith/M. Richard Zinman Award for Study Abroad awarding students $1,000.
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Semmelweis University is a widely acknowledged institution, not just in Hungary. Programmes are offered in three languages (Hungarian, English and German), and international students account for nearly a third of the around 11,000 students studying at the University’s six faculties.
The six faculties are the following:
- FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
- FACULTY OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
- FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
- FACULTY OF MEDICINE
- FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
- SCHOOLS OF PH.D. STUDIES
As for accommodation, Dean’s College Hotel is a perfect place for international students who want to study here. The cosy apartments come with single, twin or queen beds, in-room bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens.
- Bachelor’s programmes
- Master’s programmes
- Single long-cycle programmes
- Ph.D. programmes
Concerning the tuition fee, it is determined by the year of enrollment in the Program. Students who complete their studies continually (without failing a year) pay the same tuition fee every year.
Although Semmelweis University does not provide scholarships in the English Language Programs of General Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Hungarian State provides Stipendium Hungaricum and Hungarian Diaspora scholarships to international students.
According to international rankings, Budapest University of Technology and Economics is a great place to study.
Here are the faculties:
- Faculty of Civil Engineering (ÉMK)
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (GPK)
- Faculty of Architecture (ÉPK)
- Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (VBK)
- Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (VIK)
- Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering (KJK)
- Faculty of Natural Sciences (TTK)
- Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (GTK)
Tuition fees for international students range between 3200-4000 EUR/Semester. Here are the tuition fees of the most popular faculties:
International students should not worry about high tuition fees as there are also student funding opportunities.
The Stipendium Hungaricum offers BA/BSc, MA/MSc and one-tier master level programmes and HUF 43,700/month (EUR 135) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary during the 12 months of the year, until the completion of studies.
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