Study in Hungary

A Guide for International students

Hungary is becoming an increasingly popular study abroad destination, having gained great credibility over the years and has a very strong tradition in the sciences, particularly medicine. Beyond high-quality education, Hungary also offers a lively and welcoming culture, a fascinating history, and beautiful cities.It has a population of around 10 million people, of which 3 million live in Budapest, the capital city. Other important student cities are Szeged, Pécs and Debrecen.

The Facts and Figures






9.9 million

Country Size

93,030 KM²

Yearly Students



Forint (HUF)

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Which university to choose?

If you are considering to study in Hungary in English, there are plenty of options to choose from. The best-ranked university in Hungary, and usually among the top 500 universities worldwide, is the University of Szeged. With well over 20,000 students, it is also one of the largest institutions in the country. Other notable universities include Semmelweise University (in Budapest), Elte University (also in Budapest) and the University of Pecs.