Applicants to the International Degree Programs in Medicine / Dentistry / Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, and Physiotherapy have to pass an entrance examination, or show proof of adequate academic background to gain admission. Please note that there is no exam requirement for the Preparatory Courses.

Entrance exams are scheduled on various dates in Toronto and New York during the Spring and Summer.

Decisions for exemption from taking the entrance examination are made by each University, on a case-by-case basis.

A guideline to the entrance exam topics and exam format is outlined below for the various programs. If you are interested in receiving sample entrance exams, would like to register for an exam date, or would like to discuss your candidacy for exemption from taking the entrance exam please contact George Matsik.

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Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy Veterinary MedicinePsychologyPhysiotherapy

Applicants interested in gaining admission into the Veterinary Medicine and Psychology programs may decide between taking a written or an oral exam.

Medicine / Dentistry / Pharmacy

 
Semmelweis University
Medical School
Pécs University
Medical School
University of Szeged
Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical
and Pharmaceutical Center
Topic Guidelines

CHEMISTRY

  • General Chemistry – Chemical reactions, types of chemical reactions; The structure of the atom; The composition of nucleus; Isotopes; Electronic structure of the elements (quantum numbers, orbital, electronic configuration); Periodic table, periodic perspective: atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, electro negativity; Chemical bonds, the metallic, ionic and covalent bonds; Intermolecular forces; Changes of state of the matter, gaseous, liquid and solid states, relationship between phase diagrams; Aqueous solutions, electrolytes and non-electrolytes, acids and bases.
  • Inorganic Chemistry – Hydrogen and oxygen, oxidation state, oxidation and reduction; Properties and reactions hydrogen and oxygen, compounds of hydrogen and oxygen; The halogens, compounds of the halogens; Noble gases, sources and uses of noble gases; Nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur; Industrial acids, compounds of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur; Carbon, allotropic forms of carbon, inorganic compounds of carbon; Metals and metallurgy; The s- and p-block metals, transition metals.
  • Organic Chemistry – Covalent bonds of carbon, multiple covalent bonds in carbon compounds; Hydrocarbons, alkenes and cycloalkenes alkenes and alkynes; Aromatic hydrocarbons, heteroaromatic compounds; Alcohols and ethers aldehydes and ketones; Carboxylic acids, calculation of acidity; Salts, detergents; Esters and anhydrides; Amines and amides, calculation of basicity; Halogen, sulfur, phosphorus containing compounds; Isomerism in organic chemistry, structural, geometrical and optical isomers.

BIOLOGY

  • The Living World – Classification; Levels of organization.
  • Cell Biology – Chemical components of a cell; Elements and inorganic compounds; Lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids colloidal systems; Cellular Metabolism; Enzymes; Energy production in glycolysis, Krebs cycle and terminal oxidation photosynthesizes; The biosynthesis of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids; Cellular ultrastructure (Organelles), Cellular physiology, membrane transport; Endocytosis and exostosis; The action potential cellular movements.
  • Organic Biology – Nutrition; Respiration; Excretion; Circulation locomotion; Reproduction; Sexual an asexual reproduction growth and development; Regulation; Homeostasis and regulation by hormones; Nervous regulation; The nervous system; The synapse and neurotransmitters; Autonomic nervous system; The spinal cord; The brain; Memory and sleep; Perception; Receptors and perceptive organs; The evolution of the systems listed above; Structure and function of the corresponding human-organs; Animal behavior; Innate and learned behavior.
  • The Environment – Ecology, ecosystems; Food chains, limiting factors, cycles in nature; Populations and communities.
  • Genetics – Molecular genetics; Properties of the genetic material; Mutation, recombination; The genetic code; The operon; Classical genetics; Modes of inheritance (discontinuous traits); Linkage; Sex chromosomes; Continuous traits genetic counseling.
  • Evolution – Population genetics; Chemical and biological evolution; Human evolution.
Exam Format
  • English test for non-native English speakers who have not completed all of their high school studies in English;
  • 20-question multiple-choice tests in Biology and in Chemistry; and
  • A 20 to 40 minute oral exam / personal interview.

Veterinary Medicine

Szent István University
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Topic Guidelines

CHEMISTRY

  • General Chemistry – Chemical reactions, types of chemical reactions; The structure of the atom; The composition of nucleus; Isotopes; Electronic structure of the elements (quantum numbers, orbital, electronic configuration); Periodic table, periodic perspective: atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, electro negativity; Chemical bonds, the metallic, ionic and covalent bonds; Intermolecular forces; Changes of state of the matter, gaseous, liquid and solid states, relationship between phase diagrams; Aqueous solutions, electrolytes and non-electrolytes, acids and bases.
  • Inorganic Chemistry – Hydrogen and oxygen, oxidation state, oxidation and reduction; Properties and reactions hydrogen and oxygen, compounds of hydrogen and oxygen; The halogens, compounds of the halogens; Noble gases, sources and uses of noble gases; Nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur; Industrial acids, compounds of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur; Carbon, allotropic forms of carbon, inorganic compounds of carbon; Metals and metallurgy; The s- and p-block metals, transition metals.
  • Organic Chemistry – Covalent bonds of carbon, multiple covalent bonds in carbon compounds; Hydrocarbons, alkenes and cycloalkenes alkenes and alkynes; Aromatic hydrocarbons, heteroaromatic compounds; Alcohols and ethers aldehydes and ketones; Carboxylic acids, calculation of acidity; Salts, detergents; Esters and anhydrides; Amines and amides, calculation of basicity; Halogen, sulfur, phosphorus containing compounds; Isomerism in organic chemistry, structural, geometrical and optical isomers.

BIOLOGY

  • The Living World – Classification; Levels of organization.
  • Cell Biology – Chemical components of a cell; Elements and inorganic compounds; Lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids colloidal systems; Cellular Metabolism; Enzymes; Energy production in glycolysis, Krebs cycle and terminal oxidation photosynthesizes; The biosynthesis of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids; Cellular ultrastructure (Organelles), Cellular physiology, membrane transport; Endocytosis and exostosis; The action potential cellular movements.
  • Organic Biology – Nutrition; Respiration; Excretion; Circulation locomotion; Reproduction; Sexual an asexual reproduction growth and development; Regulation; Homeostasis and regulation by hormones; Nervous regulation; The nervous system; The synapse and neurotransmitters; Autonomic nervous system; The spinal cord; The brain; Memory and sleep; Perception; Receptors and perceptive organs; The evolution of the systems listed above; Structure and function of the corresponding human-organs; Animal behavior; Innate and learned behavior.
  • The Environment – Ecology, ecosystems; Food chains, limiting factors, cycles in nature; Populations and communities.
  • Genetics – Molecular genetics; Properties of the genetic material; Mutation, recombination; The genetic code; The operon; Classical genetics; Modes of inheritance (discontinuous traits); Linkage; Sex chromosomes; Continuous traits genetic counseling.
  • Evolution – Population genetics; Chemical and biological evolution; Human evolution.
Exam Format
  • English test for non-native English speakers who have not completed all of their high school studies in English;
  • 20-question multiple-choice tests in Biology and in Chemistry; OR
  • A 20 to 40 minute oral exam / personal interview.

Psychology

Eötvös Loránd University
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Topic Guidelines
(BA Program)

Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology by Smith, E. E., Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Fredrickson, B. L., Loftus, G. R., published by Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Belmont, 2003 (14th edition):

  • “The nature of Psychology” (Chapter 1);
  • “Learning and Conditioning” (Chapter 7);
  • “Memory” (Chapter 8);
  • “Language and Thought” (Chapter 9); and
  • “Social Cognition” (Chapter 18).

OR

Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology by Atkinson, R., Atkinson, R.C., Smith, E.E. Bem, D.J., and Nolen-Hoeksema, S., published by Harcourt College Publishers, Forth Worth, 2000 (13th edition):

  • “Psychology as a Scientific and Human Endeavour” (Part 1);
  • “Learning, Remembering and Thinking” (Part 4); and
  • “Social Behavior” (Part 8).
Topic Guidelines
(MA Program)
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
Exam Format
  • BA Program – Multiple-choice test or a 20 to 40 minute oral exam / personal interview.
  • MA Program – 4 essay questions or a 20 to 40 minute oral exam / personal interview.
Semmelweis University
Faculty of Health Care
Topic Guidelines

CHEMISTRY

  • General Chemistry – Chemical reactions, types of chemical reactions; The structure of the atom; The composition of nucleus; Isotopes; Electronic structure of the elements (quantum numbers, orbital, electronic configuration); Periodic table, periodic perspective: atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, electro negativity; Chemical bonds, the metallic, ionic and covalent bonds; Intermolecular forces; Changes of state of the matter, gaseous, liquid and solid states, relationship between phase diagrams; Aqueous solutions, electrolytes and non-electrolytes, acids and bases.
  • Inorganic Chemistry – Hydrogen and oxygen, oxidation state, oxidation and reduction; Properties and reactions hydrogen and oxygen, compounds of hydrogen and oxygen; The halogens, compounds of the halogens; Noble gases, sources and uses of noble gases; Nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur; Industrial acids, compounds of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur; Carbon, allotropic forms of carbon, inorganic compounds of carbon; Metals and metallurgy; The s- and p-block metals, transition metals.
  • Organic Chemistry – Covalent bonds of carbon, multiple covalent bonds in carbon compounds; Hydrocarbons, alkenes and cycloalkenes alkenes and alkynes; Aromatic hydrocarbons, heteroaromatic compounds; Alcohols and ethers aldehydes and ketones; Carboxylic acids, calculation of acidity; Salts, detergents; Esters and anhydrides; Amines and amides, calculation of basicity; Halogen, sulfur, phosphorus containing compounds; Isomerism in organic chemistry, structural, geometrical and optical isomers.

BIOLOGY

  • The Living World – Classification; Levels of organization.
  • Cell Biology – Chemical components of a cell; Elements and inorganic compounds; Lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids colloidal systems; Cellular Metabolism; Enzymes; Energy production in glycolysis, Krebs cycle and terminal oxidation photosynthesizes; The biosynthesis of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids; Cellular ultrastructure (Organelles), Cellular physiology, membrane transport; Endocytosis and exostosis; The action potential cellular movements.
  • Organic Biology – Nutrition; Respiration; Excretion; Circulation locomotion; Reproduction; Sexual an asexual reproduction growth and development; Regulation; Homeostasis and regulation by hormones; Nervous regulation; The nervous system; The synapse and neurotransmitters; Autonomic nervous system; The spinal cord; The brain; Memory and sleep; Perception; Receptors and perceptive organs; The evolution of the systems listed above; Structure and function of the corresponding human-organs; Animal behavior; Innate and learned behavior.
  • The Environment – Ecology, ecosystems; Food chains, limiting factors, cycles in nature; Populations and communities.
  • Genetics – Molecular genetics; Properties of the genetic material; Mutation, recombination; The genetic code; The operon; Classical genetics; Modes of inheritance (discontinuous traits); Linkage; Sex chromosomes; Continuous traits genetic counseling.
  • Evolution – Population genetics; Chemical and biological evolution; Human evolution.
Exam Format
  • English test for non-native English speakers who have not completed all of their high school studies in English;
  • 20-question multiple-choice tests in Biology and in Chemistry; and
  • A 20 to 40 minute oral exam / personal interview.