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Why study at a medical college in Hungary?

Hungary offers international students the chance to study medicine in an exciting, innovative and respected setting. International medical graduates from Hungarian universities are entitled to apply for hospital residencies across the world, with EU citizens automatically receiving their licence on completion.

What medical programs are offered in Hungary?

Hungary has made a specific effort to attract international medical students, tailoring its medical education towards them. A general undergraduate medical program will take six years to complete, with the first two years serving as a foundation of basic medical knowledge.
The third year mixes theoretical training with clinical practice, as students begin to take a more practical approach to medical training, with this continuing throughout the fourth and fifth years.

The final year focuses completely on practical work, with students performing clinical rotations.

Immigration and visas in Hungary

EU citizens are permitted to study at a medical college in Hungary without a visa providing they can demonstrate the following:
 

  • You are studying for more than three months
  • You have sufficient income or savings to support yourself during your studies
  • You are enrolled at an approved or accredited institution
  • You have comprehensive health insurance
     

Non-EU students will need to apply for a D-5 student visa through the Hungarian embassy or consulate in their home country. The D-5 visa a multiple entry visa and normally takes up to 60 days to process.

What are the costs of studying at a medical college in Hungary?

Medical tuition fees in Hungary are generally cheaper than at other EU or European institutions. This makes it an attractive option for international students – particularly those looking for an affordable but respected medical education.

As a guide, you should expect to pay around USD$15,000 per year of study at a medical college in Hungary.

Working in Hungary

Hungary has a medium-sized economy which is still trying to forge its own identity after the break with communism in the early 1990s. The private sector accounts for more than 80% of Hungary GDP, with mining, metallurgy, construction, textiles and vehicle manufacturing being the main industries.

Hungary’s education system is increasingly looking to attract international students, with many medical programs and academic positions aimed at medical professionals from outside of the country.

What to do next

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