About the University
Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, founded in 1774, is a leading and dynamically developing institution of higher education in Eger and Jászberény. The main profile of the institution - based on its decades-long tradition - is teacher training. The name of the university is attached to the Complex Basic Programme, which is meant to implement the methodological renewal of public education in Hungary, as well as the implementation of the highly practice-oriented Eszterházy Pedagogical Training Model. The institution with nearly 6,500 students and 250 university lecturers is tied to its traditions, cherishes its heritage and pays attention to social processes. Internationally recognized knowledge centres and research groups operate at the university where our researchers conduct applied research with the involvement of economic actors in the region and the support of domestic and international projects. Internationally recognized research in the field of viticulture and winemaking effectively serves sustainable farming in the entire Carpathian basin. As the only domestic higher education institution, the university participates in the 9-year LIFE integrated project of the Ministry of Energy, the aim of which is to support the implementation of the National Energy and Climate Plan. The Coal Commission Secretariate, responsible for coordination and attitude formation, operates in the institution. With its outstanding results, EKCU is one of the best sport universities in Hungary.
We offer the following degree programmes in English:
Visual Representation BA
Computer Science BSc
Music Culture BA
Viticulture and Oneology BSc
Business Administration and Management BSc
Management and Leadership MSc
International Relations MA
American Studies MA
Doctoral School of Education
Situated at the intersection of the spectacular Bükk Mountains, Eger is the seat of Heves County. With its population of 55,000 people, it is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Hungary. Annually, hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy its spectacular baroque monuments and historic buildings, benefit from the therapeutic effects of the Eger open-air bath and enjoy the various cultural events throughout the year. The traditionally high quality instruction made Eger an important educational center, with Eszterházy Károly University both professionally and culturally integrated into the life of the city.
The campus maintains state-of-the-art infrastructure, providing competitive multidisciplinary education and research activity opportunities with highly qualified staff and excellent student services, creating an ideal atmosphere in a safe and friendly community to meet the expectations of both domestic and international students.
The imposing building of the former Teacher Training College of Jászberény has been the site of teacher training with more than a hundred year-old tradition at the same time carefully observing the current social requirements, expectations and labour market demands. The Campus provides high quality BA level practice oriented trainings in the specialised fields of Infant and Early Childhood Education, Pre-School Teacher Training, Teacher Training, Special Needs Education Training, Community oragisantion, MA level training in Social Pedagogy. Our trainings are especially offered for those who like to deal with people: starting with the development of the youngest ones, organising daily activities for the pre-school age, educating primary school children, going beyond school leaving age, organising activities for adults seeking assistance, advice and organisation. Our institution with its highly qualified and recognized lecturers, dedicated staff, modern and practice oriented trainings displays a long-lasting value in the labour market.
Jászberény, the capital of Jazygia is neither big nor small, as it can provide the opportunities offered by big cities as well as the characteristics of a rural community. In addition to the scientific, artistic, and cultural possibilities it provides ample opportunities to have fun, relaxation, or a stroll along the river Zagyva. Ones who are interested in sports can choose from numerous programs in a Sports hall, or in an indoor ice rink.