Semmelweis University

World-class institution established in 1769.

Semmelweis University’s Medical School, Faculty of Dentistry, and Faculty of Phramacy are located in Budapest, Hungary’s capital, a lively metropolis in the middle of Europe. In 1983, Semmelweis University was the first institution of higher education in Hungary to offer an international degree program to foreign students. Due to its academic excellence and unique location, admission has been very competitive for all programs that Semmelweis University offers.

Semmelweis University Medical School enrols 170 students each year in its English language General Medicine Program, 40 students in the English language Dentistry Program, and 20 students in the English language Pharmacy Program.

Unique Benefits
Semmelweis University has the largest international student population among all the Hungarian Universities offering international degree programs. This diverse population provides for a unique learning environment in the classroom, a rich social life outside the classroom, all of which is complemented by the wide variety of cultural events in Budapest. With the proximity of Ferihegy International Airport, and the availability of low-cost airlines, students also have the opportunity to go on affordable weekend getaways most anywhere in Europe.

College International has a database of 300 Budapest apartments, and will provide housing assistance to any interested student at a minimal cost.

Exemption from Taking the Entrance Examination and Transfer Credits
Candidates with a B.A. or B.Sc. degree, or those currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in a health-related field may qualify for exemption from taking the entrance examination and may receive credit at Semmelweis University’s Medical School, Faculty of Dentistry, or Faculty of Pharmacy for some of their courses. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, and are pendant on the student providing official transcripts and course descriptions equivalent to the requirements of Semmelweis University. Students may also be required to pass an exam in each course to assess their subject matter knowledge. These exams are administered by the appropriate faculty members at Semmelweis University.

To find out more about the application process, and the eligibility requirements for exemption, please contact George Matsik.

Living in Budapest
Students can expect to spend anywhere from US$ 8,000 to 15,000 per year on their living expenses, depending on their living standards. Additional costs include textbooks (US$ 500-1000 per year) and insurance (US$ 280 per year).

To find out more about living in Budapest, please visit the city’s website.