111 thousand students found out whether or not they were admitted to their desired university last Tuesday at 8 pm. Index.hu writes that the points were quite high again this year. You could see both happy and disappointed faces at the “point revealing party”.
The way the Hungarian higher education application system works is briefly the following: students can apply to a number of Bachelors, unified (undivided) and Master degree programs in 14 educational fields. Hungarian higher education institutions offer programs in full time, correspondence and distance education arrangements. The form of financing can be state-financed or self-paid tuition. Read more here.
Some important details:
- The points were published at 8 pm, Tuesday night, on felvi.hu.
- The most points were needed to become a biology-physics teacher at ELTE (Eötvös Loránd Science University): 480 points.
- The boundaries increased quite a lot at 4 medical faculties compared to last year. You needed the highest score to get into Semmelweis University: 441 points.
- At Corvinus University of Budapest, 90% of students admitted to full time programs needed 400 or more points.
- You needed 460 points for the judicial faculty at both ELTE and Pázmány University.
- At the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) the average point of the state-financed students exceeds 415.
- There are professions which require 492 or even 500 points, and it is not due to over-application.
- 111,000 students took on the preliminary examination this year.
The point boundaries of popular professions in 2016 (in other words: how many points does a student need out of the maximum 500 to get admitted into the full time, state-financed program):
- Corvinus University of Budapest, International Economy and Business – 460
- Corvinus University of Budapest, Applied Economics – 458
- Corvinus University of Budapest, International Economy and Business in English – 460
- Corvinus University of Budapest, International Relations – 465
- Corvinus University of Budapest, Political Science – 409
- Corvinus University of Budapest, Communication and Media Science – 455
- Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Mechatronic Engineering – 458
- Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Informatics Engineering – 370
- Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Mechanical Engineering – 380
- Budapest Business School, Tourism and Catering – 428
- Budapest Business School, International Economy and Business in English – 464
- Eötvös Loránd Science University, International Relations – 466
- Eötvös Loránd Science University, Psychology – 446
- Eötvös Loránd Science University, Software Development – 350
- Eötvös Loránd Science University, Communication and Media Science – 456
- Eötvös Loránd Science University, Jurist – 460
- Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Jurist – 460
- Semmelweis University, Medicine – 441
- University of Debrecen, Medicine – 425
- University of Pécs, Medicine – 420
- University of Szeged, Medicine – 426
- Eötvös Loránd Science University, Pre-school Teacher – 300
Every 5th student wanted to be admitted to Eötvös Loránd Science University (22,694 students). Out of them 8278 students succeeded. The most points were needed to the biology-physics teacher program at ELTE: 480. Twelve programs required more than 450 points. Further point boundaries at ELTE: liberal arts (450), English and American studies (445), applied economics (445), German (440).
Corvinus University of Budapest was able to increase the number of admitted students by 5%. They admitted 3295 students this year. 90% of students admitted to full time programs needed 400 or more points. More than half of the admitted students reached 450 or more points. The average points of the admitted students are outstandingly high at International Relation BA in English (470) and in Hungarian (473).
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics admitted 5240 students. This is basically the same as last year. The average point of state-financed students in BA programs exceeds 415.
Semmelweis University’s Medical Faculty required the most points out of the 4 medical faculties in Hungary. You needed 441 points to be admitted. It can be seen with half an eye that the boundaries grew quite a lot in medical programs compared to last year: you needed 426 points in Szeged, 425 in Debrecen and 420 in Pécs.
The point boundaries are defined by an informatics algorithm. They check the free places in the different programs of higher education institutions, also the number of people who applied to these programs, and their points, of course. They rank the students based on these.
The high or low point boundaries don’t mean a lot. Besides the number of free places, the points are also influenced by the number of applicants and their results. The more applicants with good points, the higher the boundary. Still, it can also happen that there are only a few places in a certain program so the boundary is predestinated to be high. It’s worth taking a look at the average point of admitted students in programs that can welcomes a big number of students.
The 10 most popular programs (name of the program and the number of students who applied there in the first place):
- Business and Management – 3879
- Pre-school Teacher Training – 3145
- Informatics Engineering – 3045
- Mechanical Engineering – 2974
- Care and medical Attendance – 2884
- Psychology – 2847
- Tourism and Catering – 2639
- Commerce and Marketing – 2431
- Finance and Accounting – 2101
- Infant and Early Childhood Education – 2047
There were pre-defined central point boundaries for 41 programs. If you don’t reach it, you can only be admitted to the self-financed program, no matter how good your results are. Where this point is high the government doesn’t want to finance the studies of many students. This includes popular programs like business and management, international relations, tourism and catering, communication and media science and jurist training. Where the point is low, many students are state-financed. These are trainings that are important to the government from a national economic view and professions that lack experts like teacher training, natural science, technological, medical and agrarian programs.
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