Szent István University

Introduction

Szent István University (SZIU), one of Hungary’s most prominent institutions of higher education, consists of seven different faculties for study and research hosting approximately 14,000 students. The university campuses, located throughout the country, are home to some beautiful buildings in Hungary, offering students and staff a comfortable, relaxing environment for the attainment of knowledge. With parts of its history dating back well over two centuries, SZIU blends Hungary’s rich traditions with cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of its students in today’s competitive labour markets.

Within the seven faculties degree programs are offered in a wide variety of subjects ranging from natural sciences, engineering and veterinary medicine to business, economics, social sciences, health sciences and pedagogy. Programmes are available at every level from vocational training to PhD and beyond.

SZIU understands the importance of internationalization and promotes a variety of international activities. With partners on almost every continent, SZIU students and staff can operate on a global scale to gain and share the essential knowledge for success in the globalized world. We see this as a cornerstone for a more secure future and are proud to be a vital part of it.

Milestones in the history of SZIU:

  • 1787 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine founded
  • 1880 Ybl Miklós Technical College founded
  • 1917 Teacher Training College, Jászberény founded
  • 1920 University of Agriculture was founded in Budapest
  • 1950 University of Agriculture moved to Gödöllő
  • 2000 Szent István University founded

Szent István University, one of Hungary’s largest institutions of higher education, was founded in 2000 by the merger of the University of Veterinary Science in Budapest, Ybl Miklós Technical College, the Teachers’ Training College of Jászberény and the University of Agriculture in Gödöllő. Later on, in 2009, Tessedik Sámuel College merged with SZIE as well.

The university headquarters are located in Gödöllő, but altogether 7 different faculties for study and research in Budapest, Jászberény, Békéscsaba, Szarvas and Gyula host more than 14000 students. Some of the schools in Szent István University have more than a century of history.

Application Procedure

Thank you for your interest in Szent István University. Before you begin to fill in your application form, please take a moment to thoroughly review this document. To successfully apply for studies at Szent István University applicants must complete all of the following steps:

  • complete all sections of the application form
  • attach a letter of motivation outlining your reasons for choosing the course
  • attach reference forms, recommendation letters from referees (one is good, two is better!)

enclose applicable academic documents:

  • BSc applicants must enclose an official copy of their secondary school final examination.
  • MSc applicants must enclose an official copy of their BSc degree certificate and transcripts.
  • enclose evidence of their English ability, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS etc. (if English is not their first language)
  • attach a brief Curriculum Vitae.

Important note: All documentation must be in English. Translations from other languages must be certified.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Hungarian

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Gödöllő

The aim of the programme is to train agricultural biotechnology engineers, who are competent in the field of biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, traditional and molecular genetics, transgenic breeding, reproduction biology and dissemination biology and familiar with the practical laboratory skills. [+]

Goals of the education The aim of the programme is to train agricultural biotechnology engineers, who are competent in the field of biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, traditional and molecular genetics, transgenic breeding, reproduction biology and dissemination biology and familiar with the practical laboratory skills. The MSc programme will equip them with theoretical knowledge, communication and management skills which, in turn, allow them to become efficient researchers, design engineers and leaders as well as to start their PhD course. Length of the study programme: 4 semesters Total credit: 120 Admission criteria: Undergraduate degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) in relevant field of science or related area (Degree qualifications are assessed individually in accordance with the diploma and its attachments, or with the Report of Study (Index)). When the field of degree is not related to the chosen M.Sc. Programme, credits of the relevant courses in the Report of Study (Index) will be acknowledged by the admission office. Good command of English. Application: With your application, you should include the following papers: - Secondary School Diploma - Scientific Activities and Results (not compulsory) - Result in English Language Test or its Attested Copy - Medical Clearance - Curriculum Vitae [-]

MSc in Agricultural Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Gödöllő

The objective of the <strong>M.Sc. program</strong> is to educate future agricultural engineers, who are able to apply the knowledge of agricultural and natural sciences, technical science, social and economical sciences in diverse areas of modern agriculture. [+]

Goals of the education The objective of the M.Sc. program is to educate future agricultural engineers, who are able to apply the knowledge of agricultural and natural sciences, technical science, social and economical sciences in diverse areas of modern agriculture. The study plan considers the increasing demand for agricultural engineers with skills to plan and control the agricultural production processes in a changing political, economical and natural (including climate change) environment in Europe, Africa and elsewhere. Competitive training in precision techniques, new breeding systems, and biotechnology, as well in economics and social sciences and languages are part of the education. Length of the study programme: 4 semesters Total credit: 120 Admission criteria: Undergraduate degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) in relevant field of science or related area (Degree qualifications are assessed individually in accordance with the diploma and its attachments, or with the Report of Study (Index)). When the field of degree is not related to the chosen M.Sc. Programme, credits of the relevant courses in the Report of Study (Index) will be acknowledged by the admission office. Good command of English. Application: With your application, you should include the following papers: - Secondary School Diploma - Scientific Activities and Results (not compulsory) - Result in English Language Test or its Attested Copy - Medical Clearance - Curriculum Vitae [-]

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Gödöllő

The mission of the Faculty is to educate mechanical engineers and experts who respect and protect natural resources and cultural values, work in the spirit of sustainable growth and participate in rural development. [+]

The faculty maintains a dynamic program structure, continuously changing to meet the demands of the labor market and to meet new technological challenges. We see it as our duty to keep up with these changes and provide our students with the most up-to-date education. All countries with developed economies struggle with a lack of engineers. A degree in engineering and natural sciences can offer students a competitive edge and long term security in the labor market. As a result of the training they will be prepared to successfully solve problems of different technological, planning, manufacturing, constructing and operating tasks. The employability and competency of our graduates is of the utmost importance to us. We realize that their knowledge is not only representative of them, but also of us as a school. For this reason, we strive to train the best and brightest minds of tomorrow's engineering workforce. The mission of the Faculty is to educate mechanical engineers and experts who respect and protect natural resources and cultural values, work in the spirit of sustainable growth and participate in rural development. International Education The international scope of the field of mechanicalengineering is evident in the current training and research profiles of the faculty. Our many national and international partners in industry and higher education further enrich the competitiveness of the diploma. Most of our graduates go on to become industry leaders in multinational corporations or become successful entrepreneurs by utilizing the quality education that they received at the Szent István University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. We currently host BSc, MSc and PhD students from many nations around the world, studying both full and part-time. These students can be proud to return home knowing that they received the highest quality education available with an internationally recognized degree. We welcome students who are interested in full degree awarding programs and also students who simply want to culturally immerse themselves for a semester or two and experience Hungary. Courses BSc and MSc Programs in Mechanical Engineering Knowledge of a mechanical engineer is determinant in the designing and controlling of production processes. The mechanical engineer contributes to develop new systems and to make good use of his/her knowledge in the distribution and adaptation of different equipment and technologies. The primary purpose of the training is to ensure a knowledge of engineering which consists of both technical-ecological and basic natural-science knowledge. Through this knowledge the engineer is able to perform technical development, design and control tasks. Specializations: - Applied Information Technologies - Mechanical Technologies Educational period of the mechanical engineering MSc course: 4 terms with 120 credits. No. of students required: 10 [-]

MSc in Rural Development and Agrobusiness

Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Gödöllő

The program - based on agricultural, economic, management and rural sociology studies – focuses primarily on the understanding of the current problems of sustainable development and rural regions, the cooperation in the possible directions of development, the preparation of actual development projects, as well as the management and monitoring of project implementation. [+]

Objectives of the study program: The program - based on agricultural, economic, management and rural sociology studies – focuses primarily on the understanding of the current problems of sustainable development and rural regions, the cooperation in the possible directions of development, the preparation of actual development projects, as well as the management and monitoring of project implementation. The training also covers the questions of loss minimization after harvests, development and management of local markets, as well as logistics management and warehousing. The most special feature of the Rural Development Engineer course is the organization of frequent study trips. “Learning by Seeing” is stressed through the visits to different scales of farms, municipalities and rural development agencies and projects. The students can also experience the European identity during study tours to the European Union institutions in Brussels and to our partner universities in neighboring Slovakia and Romania. The wide range of management and rural development skills enable the graduates to pursue different careers and adapt their knowledge to different conditions in their home countries. Minimum requirement for admission: 84 credits of the relevant field of study in case of 60-83 credits, the applicant need to take additional exams in the first 2 semesters of the MSc course in case of 0-59 credits, the applicant needs to study for 2 semesters PRIOR to the MSc course to collect the 84 credits (supplementary studies) Location of the course: Gödöllő/ Hungary Language requirements: B2 level certificate, certificate about studies in English or official document about studying subjects in English or taking an online test of the University Preparatory Course Fee: - ​English language Preparatory Course (2 semesters ): 2300 EURO / semester [-]

MA

MA in Management and Leadership

Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Gödöllő

The objective of the training is to provide specialists for the enterprises and non-profit sector, who have extensive and integrated professional knowledge about management skills. [+]

Objectives of the study program: The objective of the training is to provide specialists for the enterprises and non-profit sector, who have extensive and integrated professional knowledge about management skills. The graduates of the course are able to analyze, develop, organize, control and manage the procedures at the organizations of the private sector and the non-profit sector. They can recognize, analyze and solve the emerging problems while they use the acquired categories of individual and organized learning and utilize their abilities for innovation and creative thinking. There is a possibility to study at specializations in the last two semesters of the course (Business Consulting; Human Resource Management and Organization Development). They also obtain appropriate knowledge basis for going on with their studies in the frames of PhD training. This course also includes visits to national and multinational businesses so that the students could gain practical knowledge about management studies. Minimum requirement for admission: 60 credits of the relevant field of study in case of 30-59 credits, the applicant need to take additional exams in the first 2 semesters of the MA course in case of 0-29 credits, the applicant needs to study for 2 semesters PRIOR to the MA course to collect the 60 credits (supplementary studies) Location of the course: Gödöllő / Hungary Language requirements: B2 level certificate, certificate about studies in English or official document about studying subjects in English or taking an online test of the University Preparatory Course Fee: - English language Preparatory Course ( 2 semesters ): 2300 EURO / semester [-]

Contact
Location address
Gödöllő, Páter Károly utca 1.
Gödöllő, H-2100 HU