Based on data of the Higher Education Information System, in the 2020/2021 academic year:

Study programmes: International students were enrolled in 700 different study programmes, including programmes both in foreign and Hungarian languages.

Study programmes in foreign languages: The Hungarian higher education institutions offer more than 500 full degree study programmes in foreign languages, most of them in English, some of them in German, French and other languages. In the academic year 2020/2021, 38 Hungarian higher education institutions had international students enrolled on study programmes in foreign – mostly English – languages.

Study languages: In the academic year 2020/2021, more than two-thirds of enrolled international students were studying in English language (69%), followed by Hungarian (23%) and German (7%). The students who choose to study in Hungarian can opt for a Hungarian language preparatory year.

Popular study fields: Considering the study programmes with more than 10 enrolled international students, most international students were studying in the following study fields: Economic Science (30%), Engineering science (27%), Medical and Health Science (18%), Computer Science and IT (12%), followed by Social Science, Arts and Humanities and Natural Sciences (3-2-2%).
In 2022 Medical and Health Science (27%), Economic Science (13%) and Engineering science (10%) were the most popular study fields among international students.

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Last modified: 04-01-2023