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Degrees: Medicine, Dentistry
Location: Szeged, Hungary
Application process: Admission exam
Recognition: In the USA, the EU and some other countries
At the cathedral square in Szeged, those who like to observe will experience history first-hand. The departments of the Faculty of Medicine have been housed in the brick buildings that surround the square since 1921. The University moved here 50 years after its foundation in Koloszvár. Most of the University buildings have kept its historical, original style, and with it the true traditional academic atmosphere. Every preclinical department, the main University and the University hospitals are separated by a short walking distance, in a quiet part of town between the cathedral and the river Tisza.
“Science has opened endless possibilities if we work together instead of snatching some small advantage from one another. Science has helped us to understand and master ourselves, creating an elevated new form of human life, the wealth and beauty of which cannot be pictured today by the keenest imagination”.
This quote belongs to Professor Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Prize and old director of the medical university. He transformed the Institute of Medical Chemistry into an international lab as if by magic, where the exchange of ideas and his partners’ and students’ enthusiasm ensured great scientific developments. You can still feel the impact of their research activity at the University. Research in the fields of Biomedicine and clinical Pharmacology at the University of Szeged, frequently cited in scientific literature, are particularly worth mentioning. The University’s library offers more than 1,250,000 volumes and papers in order to meet the requirements of the students.
The medical library of the University holds more than 138,000 books and papers, apart from Internet connections with other European medical databases. The University hospitals, with 1,200 beds, serve as regional health centres in the south of Hungary. All of them are equipped with sophisticated equipment of the highest standard, as well as extremely competent staff, which ensures both exceptional therapy and outstanding medical education.
The University of Szeged has a great international prestige all over the world. Most importantly, it is one of the leading universities in Europe.
Medicine: the 6-years medical program at Szeged Univerity is taught in English. Once the student has completed all subjects and credits, he/she will be awarded with the Diploma “Dr. of Medicine”.
Dentistry: The program of Dentistry at Szeged University lasts for 5 years. Once the student has completed all subjects and credits he/she will be awarded with the Diploma “Doctor of Dental Medicine”.
Szeged is the third biggest city in Hungary and has more than 170 000 inhabitants. Located in the southeast of the country, it is only 170km away from the capital city, Budapest. Szeged is also known as the “city of the sunshine”.
In order to get a study place at Szeged University you need to register in the admission process. Once you are registered, you will sit an entrance exam of biology, chemistry and medical English. A short interview in English will follow. Estudios Medicina will provide you with all the necessary learning material to prepare the entrance exam.
Recognition of the studies
All the degrees at the University of Szeged are adapted to the Bologna process. The recognition in the EU and many other countries is therefore ensured. The medical degrees are also recognized by the WHO and will allow you to take the USMLE exams (United States Medical Licensing Examination) in order to obtain the medical license in the USA.