University of Szeged

World-renowned University with a Nobel Laureate on its long list of distinguished professors.


Szeged, a traditional Hungarian university town, is the home to University of Szeged and the University’s Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center. The Medical School is named after its former Professor and Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1937 for isolating Vitamin C.

The University of Szeged Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center enrols 120 students each year in its International General Medicine Program, 20 students in the International Dentistry Program, and 20 students in the International Pharmacy Program.

Unique Benefits
The University of Szeged is the proud home to East Central Europe’s largest library, and the region’s largest conference centre.

Pending availability, the University offers hostel facilities for international students in one-, two- or three-person units equipped with kitchen and bathroom. This type of accommodation is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The monthly cost is US$ 250–300.

Apartments for rent in the city are also available – the University will assist students in finding appropriate housing.

Exemption from Taking the Entrance Examination and Transfer Credits
Candidates with the following degrees receive automatic exemption from taking the entrance examination:

• International Baccalaureate in Chemistry, Physics and Biology
B.Sc. Degree in Natural Sciences
GCE A or A+ level

Candidates currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in a health-related field may also qualify for exemption from taking the entrance examination and receive credit at the University of Szeged for some first year 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 the University.

The University also offers a two-week intensive workshop in Gross Anatomy in mid-August for students who already have a B.Sc. degree in Natural, Life, Biomedical or Neuro Sciences. Successful completion of the workshop allows participating students to gain direct admission into second year of the Medical School.

Students who have successfully pursued medical, dental, or pharmaceutical studies at an accredited University may apply for admission without having to take the entrance examination. Students may receive credit and advanced standing for courses taken that are identical or at least 75% equivalent to the curriculum of the University of Szeged. Approval for admission of transfer students is decided on a case-by-case basis by the Program Director and the Academic Board of the Faculties.

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

Living in Szeged
Students can expect to spend approximately US$ 5,000-7,000 per year on their living expenses. Additional costs include textbooks (US$ 500-1000 per year) and insurance (US$ 280 per year).

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