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The University of Szeged
The University of Szeged

The University of Szeged (SZTE) is is located in Szeged at the Southern border of Hungary. It is said to be the safest city in Hungary and a popular university town in Europe.

The University of Szeged (SZTE) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021, however, it traces back its origins to 440 years. Its predecessor institution was founded by István Báthory, Prince of Transylvania and King of Poland, on 12 May 1581 in Cluj-Napoca. It was relocated in 1921 to Szeged, Hungary as "Hungary's second university of science". It was here that Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi carried out his research on biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid. It was also here that Katalin Karikó studied and earned her graduate degree in Biology, and later on her PhD in biochemistry. With her discovery of the mRNA technology, she paved the way for the development of the vaccine that played a key role in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University offers more than 70 full-time international degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral level in English as well as in German and French. There are students from all over the world and the number of international students reaches 4,500 from about 130 countries. Available scholarships at the University of Szeged include the Stipendium Hungaricum and the Visegrad Fund which enables students from across the world to attend the university.