2023. June 9., Friday
Szegedi Tudományegyetem Szent-Györgyi Albert Orvostudományi Kar

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

Your Education. Our Mission.


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.

Join the course if you need help in reviewing Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics 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)

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