2018. December 18., Tuesday

University of Szeged
Faculty of Medicine
Foreign Students' Secretariat

Your Education. Our Mission.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age requirement?

Applicants are required to be over the age of 18 in the year of application. Please note that adulthood period in Hungary starts at the age of 18. Underage students may be subject to age-based restrictions regarding matters such as signing contract with the landlord, opening their own bank account and much more.

Who is qualified to apply for admission to one of the English Language Programs offered by the University of Szeged?

Applications are accepted from graduates of accredited high schools or colleges. Competence in English language, oral and written, is part of the entry requirement for the University.

According to the decision of the Admission Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Szeged, students who have failed any subject in their final year of their high school studies are not entitled to apply to our University.

How do I communicate with the Foreign Students’ Secretariat after I apply?

After you apply, you can check the status of your application by log in to your account at our Application and Admission System (AAS) at


Also, you will receive the official decision regarding your acceptance as an e-mail attachment. Yet, at the same time, it will be not only mailed to your permanent home address or to your local representative but also uploaded to your AAS account. This official letter must be presented when applying for a Hungarian Student Visa.

E-mail correspondence is to be considered official.

Until you receive an official Letter of Admission from the Foreign Students Secretariat please continue to check your AAS account, frequently.

How long will it take for the University of Szeged to review my submitted documents?

Please allow for 2-3 weeks for the University of Szeged to access and process all of your submitted documents.

What shall I do if I would like to visit the University?

Get a feel for visiting our lectures, practices and campus without even leaving your seat! Click below and see as our students take you on a tour of our campus. A Virtual Campus Tour to the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Szeged.

Open days are organized on request for a minimum number of 10 participants. For details please contact your local representative. Individual visitors cannot be offered the opportunity to take part in a guided campus tour. However, if you are coming to a visit and would like to meet the admission officer please contact us in advance at apply.fs@med.u-szeged.hu or +36 (62) 342-124.

Who can be exempted from the entrance examination?

Holders of the following degrees can be exempted from sitting for the entrance examination:

1.International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

For Medicine and Dentistry Programs students are required to achieve a level of

performance with 5s, 6s and 7s in English language and two natural science subjects

(Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics).

For Pharmacy Program students are required to achieve a level of performance with 4s,

5s, 6s and 7s in English language and two natural science subjects (Biology, Chemistry,

Physics or Mathematics).

2.General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-levels)

Students are required to achieve a level of performance with grade As in English language

and three natural science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics).

3.First Class Honours Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Natural, Biomedical, Life

Sciences, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

4.First Class Honours Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Dental Hygiene for Dentistry


Who can be exempted from the English language competence test?

All teaching at University of Szeged is carried out in English (with the exception of Latin and Hungarian language teaching) and tutors must be convinced that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to cope with your course from the start. Therefore, all non-native English-speaking applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

TOEFL PBT (paper-based test): overall score of 550

TOEFL IBT (internet-based test): overall score of 81

TOEFL CBT (computer-based test):overall score of 213

TOEIC : overall score of 690

IELTS: overall score of 6.5 (with at least 6.5 in each of the four components)

English Language GCE: grade A

IB (International Baccalaureate) Standard Level (SL): score of at least 5 in English (as Language A or B)

When/where are TOEFL exams held?

Some schools are approved TOEFL test centres - if your school isn’t the one, please search for a TOEFL Center near you. For information about locations, dates and much more please check the official TOEFL site at https://www.ets.org/toefl/institutions/about/centers_dates/

Transfer from other universities

Students who have successfully pursued medical, dental medicine or pharmaceutical studies at other accredited universities can apply for admission without being obliged to take an entrance examination. Subjects of previous studies identical or similar (at least 75%) to the curriculum of the University of Szeged can be approved, meaning that admission to an upper year might be possible.

In addition, please note that at least 50 per cent (%) of the students complete medical/dental medicine/pharmacy studies must be fulfilled at the University of Szeged.

Precondition of transfer from other Hungarian universities are set by the respective Faculty. Applicants are required to start the application procedure by registering online at the Application and Admission System, the AAS (http://alumni.med.u-szeged.hu/aas/public_html/AAS/index.php).

Application deadline: June 30, each year

Applicants are asked to apply as early as possible. Please note that places are offered on a first come first served basis. If you fail to fulfill the requirements your admission will be registered on the waiting list. Late applicants are considered based on place availability.

When shall I buy my books?

It is worth to wait for your teachers to advise which books to buy.