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133 International ERASMUS Students Start their Studies at SZTE

133 foreign students started their studies at the University of Szeged in the second semester of the academic year 2021/22 under the frames of the ERASMUS+ programme. The institution supported their integration with an Orientation Week held between 7 and 9 February.

Students from 65 universities in 60 cities in 17 countries came to the University of Szeged through the ERASMUS+ programme. The largest number of students came from Spain, followed by French and Turkish students. Many students are also coming from Italy, Romania, Germany, Georgia, Portugal and the Netherlands, among other countries. 31 students will study at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Szeged, which is a popular destination for students. Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are also popular.

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Similar to each year, the institution holds an Orientation Week to help students integrate in their new environment. On 8 February 2022, the event organisers welcomed the students to the Rector's Building Ceremonial Hall, where Leona Kovács-Jerney, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Education Officer and Tibor Zilahi, the Erasmus Institutional Programme Coordinator of the University of Szeged welcomed the students.


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The aim of the week is to help students from abroad to find their way around Szeged and the University of Szeged. The freshmen were informed by Ágnes Pető, the coordinator of the ERASMUS students from abroad, about - among other things - the use of Neptun, the enrolment and course registration process, and how to find a place to live.


The Erasmus Student Network Szeged has been supporting the integration of foreign students since 2003. Besides helping them with university administration, they also organise cultural activities for the students. “We organise pub nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays, take students to museums and theatres. In short, we do everything we can to make them feel as comfortable as possible in their "new home", Szeged." - Said Júlia Pataki, Vice-President of ESN Szeged.


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Photos by: Anna Bobkó & István Sahin-Tóth

SZTE Experience

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Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños

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