Beautiful country with rich history and multicultural influences
Hungary is a destination with historic urban centres and a picturesque landscape, quality wines and thermal waters coexisting together with a flourishing culture. Hungary is a country of plains, waters, hills and of course – wines. From every corner, Hungary offers its visitors a chance to explore its valuable castles, numerous hot springs with curative properties verified, and well- designed museums. Moreover, Hungarian wines are world recognised. It’s an unforgettable experience to visit places like Tokaji, which is one of the most well-known wine areas of Europe.
Beyond its high quality education, Hungary also provides a lively and welcoming culture, and a fascinating history hidden in its beautiful cities. The majority of foreign students living in Budapest, the capital, arrive from neighbouring countries such as Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine. A growing number of other exchange students are also setting their feet on Hungarian soil. Hungary is becoming increasingly popular destination for studies, especially in medicine majors. The Hungarian medical education system is considered as high quality by the WHO, and study credits can be directly transferred to any of the EU countries.
Compared with other Western European countries, Hungary is a very affordable place to study when it comes to both tuition and living costs. The living costs are slightly higher in larger cities such as Budapest, with rents starting at around 300 Euros per month. Students will be able to find several options during their studies when searching for an apartment. Many students in Hungary prefer to live at the dormitories, which are usually the cheapest alternative to private housing, alongside a lot of similar-minded peers.
The Hungarian academic year is usually from September to June with long holidays in July and August. During the summer, students can visit a lot of cultural and historical places, for which Hungary is well known, such as the Buda Castle, Jewish Budapest, Esztergom or they can attend various events. One of Europe’s largest music festivals has been held on an island by the Danube in August for over 20 years!
Hungarian universities with Study Advisory ratings:
Széchenyi Istvan University in Györ, Hungary, has an excellent reputation in engineering. It has mostly been rated by Hungarian students so if you are on an exchange there, or an international student studying your full degree there, do rate it on SA!
Kaposvar University‘s very international reviews mention the good value for money and a pleasant campus.
Top 3 reasons to study in Hungary:
- Relatively low cost of living
- Hungarian diplomas are accepted and have a high prestige throughout the world
- Hungary has a truly fascinating and unique history
Did you know this about Hungary?
- Before students get their degrees, they must pass an intermediate level language exam in the foreign language of their choice.
- In 1946, Hungary issued banknotes with a face value of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 pengo (one quintillion pengo) – the world’s highest denomination ever.
- The famous logic-toy, the Rubik’s Cube, was invented by a Hungarian engineer, Ernő Rubik.