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Computer Science MSc

Title of the programme: Computer Science
Degree: MSc
Duration of the course: 4 semesters
Language of tuition: English

Description of the programme:

The aim of the programme is to train computer scientists who, based on the theoretical foundations that ensure the development of their knowledge in the long run, are able to perform the creation, development, implementation, application, operation and servicing of information technology (IT) systems independently as well as in group work. They also have the modelling skills necessary to solve complex IT-related tasks in various application fields. They are able to perform and coordinate IT research tasks. Our programme provides a solid theoretical background necessary to pursue PhD studies.

The main subjects include mandatory mathematical and fundamental computer science studies (23 credits), mandatory computer science studies (24 credits), elective core studies in mathematics and computer science (13 credits), elective computer science studies (24 credits), free choices (6 credits), thesis work (30 credits) and project oriented internship (240 hours at an IT company or in a research lab at our institute).


Scholarships are available for successful candidates through the Tempus Public Foundation.


Exemption from English language exam certificate:


During the application to the programmes of the Faculty of Science and Informatics those applicants are not required to provide the English language exam certificates who are natives of one of the following countries and can officially demonstrate that their academic studies have been conducted in English.


Countries concerned:


  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Australia (also Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Keeling Islands, Cocos Islands)
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Antarctic Territory (also British Antarctica, Antarctica British)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (also Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean Territory (British))
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Irish Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand (also Niue, Tokelau, Cokelau, Cook Islands)
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St Kitts and St Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • USA
  • Zimbabwe


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Application requirements:

A. At least BSc degree in Computer Science or close equivalent.

a. Copy of the BSc degree (notarized English translation).

b. Official full transcripts of your Bachelor studies (notarized English translation).


Note that the applicant might be requested to send all the detailed course syllabuses.


B. English language.

The requested level of language knowledge is at least B2-intermediate according to the Common European Framework Reference. The certificate is preferably a state or international language exam (e.g.: TOEFL iBT test score of at least 72, or RPDT score 72; Cambridge First Certificate at least "B"; IELTS score of at least 5.5, LanguageCert B2 level).


C. Copy of the passport.

Relevant page(s) where passport number, name, photo and date of expiry are visible.

D. Recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month).
E. Up-to-date curriculum vitae (no longer than 2 pages).

Optionally, two recommendation letters from recognised academic persons.

F. An evidence of payment of 35 EUR non-refundable application fee.

G.
The applicant needs to have at least 60 credits from the following topics:

a. mathematical and natural sciences rudiments (at least 15 credits): calculus, numerical analysis, discrete mathematics, linear algebra;

b. computer science rudiments (15 credits): logics, design and analysis of algorithms, automata and formal languages, theory of computing, artificial intelligence basics;

c. information technology rudiments (at least 30 credits): software technology, databases and information systems, computer architectures, computer networks;


H. Applicants with less than 60 credits, but at least 30 credits from the list given in G ) will be

a. either requested to take a preparatory 0th semester during which all the missing courses can be taken,

b. or requested to take extra lectures at the beginning of a semester to acquire the necessary knowledge.


Applicants with less than 30 credits from the list given in G ) cannot be accepted to the MSc program.

Admission score: max 100 points
● qualification of the diploma (max 20 points),
● grades of main (non-elected) bachelor courses which are listed in point G (max 50 points),
● oral (skype) interview (max 20 points),
● further extras: publication, participation in competitions, etc (max 10 points).

Only applicants obtaining at least 50 points can be accepted.

Application period for the fall semester of the academic year 2024-2025: 1 January -15 June 2024 in Dream Apply


Application fee: 35 EUR (non-refundable; free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)

Entrance examination fee: 100 EUR (only applicable if entrance examination is required; free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)
Tuition fee: 4100 EUR per semester (free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)



For further information please contact:

Dr. Tamás Vinkó
associate professor
tvinko@inf.u-szeged.hu


Tuition fee refund policy:

Those who are admitted to the Faculty must arrive within maximum 30 days after the official beginning of the study period and complete their enrolment to the university.

The beginning of the study period can be found in the Academic Calendar uploaded to the Faculty website. If they fail to arrive until this deadline, they cannot enrol and cannot start their studies in that particular academic year.


In this case, applicants are entitled for the 50% refund of their tuition fees after submitting a request for the refund until 15 October (in case of fall semester) or until 15 March (in case of spring semester). To this request, the applicants must attach official documentation that proves the reason why they cannot start their studies at the Faculty is visa denial. The proof may be an official letter concerning the rejection.

Other reasons of no-show are not accepted. No refund is possible if requests are submitted after the deadlines above or the appropriate official document is missing.

In case the tuition fee is not refunded, the applicants can start their studies in the semester when the programme is next launched.


By submitting the application to the Faculty, the above mentioned rules are automatically accepted by the applicant, and are no subject to further negotiations.


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