The number of international students of the University of Szeged is continuously rising. More than 4,000 students from 115 countries around the world are carrying out their studies at the SZTE. Compared to previous years the increase in the number in the headcount is significant in domestic relations.
Currently around 4,100 students are studying at the study programmes taught in Hungarian and other languages at the University of Szeged. The number of students was augmented by 400 students compared to last year, while the Academic Year 2017/2018 brought an additional increase of 500 students. The University of Szeged is growing in popularity amongst international students owing to, among others, 60 study programmes taught in a foreign language offered by the University, scholarship opportunities, high-quality student services and lively cultural life of Szeged. The city itself is also particularly attractive as Szeged is the safest town of Hungary. Compared to the capital of the country, housing expanses are lower and a great variety of discounts is available for university students. The attractiveness of the University is enhanced by the outstanding results obtained on global educational rankings: the University of Szeged was ranked between the 501-510th place on Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2020, which is the best among ranked Hungarian participants.
As in previous years, 1,267 students - most of international students - arrived from Serbia for the first semester of the Academic Year 2019/2020. Compared to last semester’s headcount an additional 200 Serbian students commenced their studies at the University of Szeged. More than 500 students came from Iran and the number of German students is significant as well - it is 420 at the moment. 150 students from Romania chose the SZTE and more than 100 students arrived from South Korea and China. The institution is popular among Azerbaijan, Japanese, Turkish, Mongolian and Syrian students. Even students of Venezuela, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe have heard about the good reputation of the University since the SZTE accepts students from these distant countries as well.
International students are applying for study programmes of 12 Faculties of the University of Szeged. In most cases, applicants are admitted to the Faculty of Medicine, with more than 1,400 students at the moment. The Faculty of Science and Informatics is also popular, more than 600 international students are educated there and 450 international students attend study programmes of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 96% of international students are admitted to full-time study programmes.