2022. August 15., Monday
Szegedi Tudományegyetem Szent-Györgyi Albert Orvostudományi Kar

University of Szeged
Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School
Foreign Students' Secretariat

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Foundation Year Programme

The Foundation Year course admits around 100 students per year to the English Language Programme.

You feel not prepared enough for our regular programmes?

Then our Foundation Year (Preparatory course) is the best option for you.

This programme is organized by the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School for students who feel unprepared for the regular health science degree programmes or who need help in reviewing basic sciences.

The Foundation Year course is available both in the form of online and face-to-face education. The academic and financial conditions of both options are identical.

The online education will be conducted in real time (CET) and requires the attendance of participants in the online classes. Switching from one option to the other will be possible only once during the course of studies, at the end of the first semester.

Join the course if you need help in reviewing Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English Language. If you study hard during the eight-month course you have a high chance to be admitted automatically to your first-choice out of 5 Health Science Programmes in the upcoming academic year:

6-year Medical Programme (MD),

5-year Dental Medicibe Programme (DMD)

5-year Pharmacy Programme (DPharm)

4-year Physiotherapist Programme (BScPhysio)

4-year Nurse Programme (BscN)

For more information please click here.

Entry Requirements

1. Applicants are required to be over the age of 17 in the year of application (by December 31).

2. According to the decision of the Admission Committee of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School, students who have failed in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or English Language in the final year of their high school studies are not entitled to apply.

3. You are also eligible to complete your online application, if you are in your final year but have not received your School Leaving Certificate or Diploma yet. In this case, you must present proof that you are attending high school.

4. Applicants applying for admission to the Foundation Year do not have to take part in the entrance examination; however, they need to provide proof of sufficient English language proficiency. Therefore, all non-native English speaking applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

TOEFL iBT: overall score of 51

TOEIC: overall score of 490

IELTS: overall score of 4.5 (with at least 4.5 in each of the four components)

Latest news


01 June 2022

The latest award of Professor András Varró has been the "Miklós Jancsó Memorial Medal", perhaps the most prestigious award in Medical Biology at the University of Szeged (SZTE). We talked to the former head of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School, University of Szeged, and Head of the Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research Group at Eötvös Loránd Research Network at SZTE about his previous awards. We recalled generations of doctors, Nobel Prize-worthy research, the history of the university, as well as Professor Varró's heartfelt interests - in the centenary academic year of the University of Szeged.


He has been fighting pseudoscience for many years, often engaging in a debate with people who would certainly be ignored by other scientists on the grounds that they cannot be convinced of anything. ’What motivates you and how did you start your career in biology?’ We spoke to Zsolt Boldogkői, Professor at the Department of Medical Biology, University of Szeged.


Start the summer with your friends and colleagues at the alma mater weekend and sports day!