non degreePreparatory Course in Hungarian Language
|Nominal duration||2 semesters (60 ECTS)|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Hungarian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Georgia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yemen.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Preparatory course in Hungarian language at Szent István University is designed for international students who would like to apply for admission to a degree course taught in Hungarian. This 38-week course covers one academic year from September to July and it contains more than 1300 contact hours. Tuition involves 40 lessons per week. Ten classes a week are dedicated to cooperative language learning in which our buddy system helps. Furthermore, the programme offers three shorter courses during the training: a 15-hour course in English that provides students of different origins with basic knowledge of intercultural communication at the beginning of the academic year, a 24-hour course on Hungarian culture during the first semester to enhance the better understanding of it, and a 64-hour Hungarian for Special Purposes course, which is scheduled for the second semester. Students can choose one/two out of four different modules: natural sciences, business and economics, agriculture and environment, and technical studies. The main objective of the preparatory course is to develop students’ speaking, reading, listening and writing skills in Hungarian so as to attain intermediate (B2) level. We also focus on developing our students’ soft skills and personal competences, raising their intercultural awareness, and giving them an opportunity to establish strong ties to Hungary and Hungarian culture. Prerequisites: cerificate of secondary education, fluency in English. Examination: The conditions for starting the second semester and completion of the course are successful written and oral exams at the end of the semesters.
Secondary school leaving certificate, min. basic level of English
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After the assessment of secondary school leaving certificate, there will be a Skype interview with the selected ones, during which the motivation, commitment and language skills of the students will be examined.
Ms. Zsuzsanna Heltai
Language teacher and International Coordinator
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