Hungary is situated in Central Europe and has been a melting pot of European cultures. Budapest, its capital, is seen as the one of the most beautiful European city. Hungarian is the country’s official language, English and German are taught in schools as second languages. With a combination of Western and European influences, Hungary boasts a rich heritage and culture that attracts people from all over the world.
As the bridge of Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary offers a combination of many attractions from both regions – yet it also have its pride of its own identity. This pride is not without foundation. Despite the country is relatively small, it has much to offer visitors, from the architectural and cultural delights of capital city Budapest, to vineyard-covered hills and historic castles. With so many natural and manmade attractions, combined with relatively low living costs and a strong focus on internationalization, it seems likely that Hungary’s popularity as a study destination will continue to grow.
Hungary’s scenery is more gentle than striking. But you can’t say the same thing about the built environment across the land. Architecturally Hungary is a treasure trove, with everything from Roman ruins and medieval townhouses to baroque churches, neoclassical public buildings and art nouveau bathhouses and schools.
Hungary provides high quality education in the heart of Europe. While not as firmly established on the study-abroad map as European destinations like the UK, Germany or France, Hungary is committed to becoming a higher education hub. Universities in Hungary are welcoming growing numbers of international students, both on exchange programs and for full degrees, and are increasingly offering courses taught in languages other than Hungarian, most commonly English.
Well regarded internationally, the Hungarian higher education sector consists of state universities, public universities, state financed colleges and religious educational institutions – with higher education qualifications recognized in the EU and beyond. International students are attracted by the degrees recognized universally, the wide variety of study programmes, beautiful landscapes, a favourable cost-to-value ratio and its good reputation for its scientific inventions. State-funded scholarships and EU-funded opportunities are available in every level of academic degrees.
For the past twenty years, hundreds of thousands of international students have opted to study in Hungary and attended its leading universities. Hungary is especially popular for studies in the sciences – in particular in fields such as medicine and dentistry, which are held at Semmelweis University at its campuses across Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged, as well as in veterinary studies held in the Szent Istvan University. The government of Hungary also offers scholarship programmes for international students such as Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship and Hungarian State Scholarships.