University of Szeged

University of Szeged

The University of Szeged (SZTE) has a long history that dates to 1581. It is situated in the hottest city in Hungary that draws hundreds of students due to its lively city-lifestyle and colourful celebrations.

When you look at the international rankings SZTE typically ranks in the 550th spot globally. In 2020 it was listed as the top Hungarian University (QS).

Excellent professors have taught at the University, among them Nobel Prize winner Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1937), who was the first person to isolate Vitamin C by extracting the vitamin by removing it from Szeged paprika.

The number of international students is growing constantly and now it is 14 percent of the student body. A mentor system helps them in settling down in Szeged and navigate their way around the University.

Degree Programmes

The university offers more than 60 full-time degrees from around the world at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels in English and also courses in German in addition to French. Students are who come from around the globe and the number of students from abroad exceeds 4,000 students from around 130 countries.

Full-time degree programmes designed for students from abroad at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the fields of:

  • Agriculture
  • Business & Economics
  • Humanities
  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Law & Political Sciences
  • Math & Informatics
  • Music
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences


It is believed that the University of Szeged has an urban campus. This means that the buildings of the university are scattered across the city's centre, without forming the campus as a whole. However, the Health Centre bears a close likeness to a campus with the hospitals that teach within one location. The administrative headquarters and The Rector's Office is located on Dugonics Square, while the 12 faculties are located in a variety of buildings located situated in the city of Szeged.

The most important university buildings are the research institutes that surround Dom Square in a U-shape as well as the Attila Jozsef Study and Information Centre on Ady Square. The building is home to the KlebelsbergLibrary and The Career Centre, the Students Service Office, as well as several spaces for studying. The university also houses 10 dormitories for Hungarian as well as international students. Other facilities and sites associated to Szeged's University of Szeged include the Biological Research Centre, the ELI-ALPS Research Institute , and the Health Centre.

It is the SZTE Botanic Garden covers 24 acres located outside of the city center and houses more than 40 species of protected species which are native to the habitats only located in Hungary. It is primarily a research garden the main objective is to keep its gardens, including the rose garden, and taxonomical collection and to host science-related lessons.


The University of Szeged is a research university, and is where outstanding research, development, and innovative research is carried out. The 2,500 faculty and researchers of the University of Szeged are actively engaged in international and national research projects. They are home to 19 Doctoral Schools and numerous internationally recognized research teams. Within the four faculties of the University there are 14 research teams that are supported with the help of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). Continuous, strategic and applied research has significant importance. Management of talent is a key job for all levels of education.

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