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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 815 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in the Hungary.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/break:

  • Second half of December
  • Mid-June – end of August

Major exam period(s):

  • Fall Semester: mid-December – end of January
  • Spring Semester: mid-May – end of June

The number of American students coming to Hungary is constantly growing, reaching over 1,000 in 2017. Hungary is an attractive country for music, math and minority studies interest.

6-8 years of English language classes are required for all Hungarian high school student, as well as an additional 3-4 years for university students. 

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 - 4 years

Language of instruction in universities: Hungarian, but bilingual schools offer education in English, German, French or Spanish.

Degrees offered: Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate