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Studying in Hungary

 

Hungarian higher education has represented academic excellence for more than 600 years. The first university in Hungary was founded in 1367 in Pécs, located in the southern region of Hungary. Today there are 67 higher education institutions in Hungary ranging from top research universities to minor colleges. These universities and colleges are financed either by the state, private organizations or a church.
Internationalisation is becoming an essential part of the development strategies of most Hungarian higher education institutions. As a result, they are becoming more and more active in international cooperation, offering a number of double and joint degree programmes, R&D projects, and academic partnerships within Europe and throughout the world. Currently, more than 30 Hungarian higher education institutions offer academic programmes in foreign languages, making a combined total of 315 courses.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is the only existing credit system in Hungary, initially implemented in the academic year 2003-2004. It ensures transparency of the learning, teaching and assessment processes by facilitating recognition of learning achievements and qualifications in many countries throughout the European Higher Education Area.

 

There are numerous opportunites for Slovene students to study in Hungary. The following summary draws from the programe Study in Hungary (www.studyinhungary.hu)  , which was made possbile by the Tempus Public Foundation (www.tpf.hu)
But first a few impressions:

 

 

Scholarships

 

Bilateral state scholarships

 

Bilateral state scholarships are based on scientific and educational cooperation agreements signed by the governments of two countries. Similarly to the foreign partner, the Hungarian side offers scholarships for foreign students, researchers or lecturers in higher education institutions or in scientific or art institutions. Each foreign partner has a national scholarship office which is responsible for nominating potential outgoing scholars to foreign partner(s), as well as arranging their and the potential incoming foreign applicants’ application process. These offices work within or related to the particular ministries of education. In Hungary, the national scholarship office is Tempus Public Foundation, a background organisation of the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources (EMMI).

 

Scholarships can be applied for in two ways:
1) Being nominated by the home country
In this case, applicants first submit their applications to their national scholarship office, as required by the office. (The national office assesses them along a number of criteria and prepares a nomination list of the successful applicants.) The scholars also need to submit an application into Tempus Public Foundation’s online system. Tempus Public Foundation receives its foreign partner office’s list of nominated scholars.
2) Submitting an individual application
If not being nominated by the home country, applicants simply need to submit their applications into Tempus Public Foundation’s online system.
In both of the above cases, after submission, applications are assessed by the Hungarian side: first, a formal eligibility check is made, then Tempus Public Foundation’s external experts score the applications along several professional criteria. As a result, applicants (and in the case of country nomination, the national offices, as well), are informed about the decision (acceptance/rejection) directly by email. Tempus Public Foundation also sends other necessary information in order to help organise and start the stay in Hungary.

 

Available scholarship types
• bachelor or master or doctoral semester/partial studies (3-10 months)
• full degree bachelor or master or doctoral studies (36/24/36 months respectively)
• short or long-term research (3 days - 10 months)
• summer courses (2-4 weeks)

In Slovenia, the agency CMEPIUS offers a list o scholarships, available to Slovene students and teachers  (http://www.cmepius.si/visokosolsko-izobrazevanje/bilateralne-stipendije/)

 

CEEPUS

Central European Exchange Program for University Studies
CEEPUS Programme aims at promoting teacher and student mobility in Central and South-East Europe. Students can spend a study period abroad and teachers can undertake a teaching period at a partner university. These opportunities are designed to strengthen professional and personal relationships among Central European scholars. In Hungary the programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.
Member countries:
Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Kosovo.
www.ceepus.info

 

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. It aims to equip European citizens with the education, skills and creativity that they need in a knowledge-based society.
Source on the website of the European Commission: ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus-for-all

 

Stipendium Hungaricum

The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme started in 2013 as a part of the Hungarian Government’s ”Global Opening Policy”. As a result now 51 partners from all over the world are able to send their students to Hungarian higher education institutions.
Some of the expanding network of sending partners:
Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kurdistan Regional Government/ Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen
www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu

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