Undergraduate education is the post-secondary education previous to the postgraduate education. It includes all the academic programs up to the level of a bachelor's degree. In some other educational systems and subjects, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a master's degree. Getting an undergraduate degree is an important step towards increasing your knowledge and working in a rewarding career.

Undergraduate studies (first cycle)

Future applicants for study abroad programmes in Hungary will certainly inquire about the language of tuition. Although the national language is Hungarian, there are plenty of opportunities for non- Hungarian speaking students to follow high quality degree and diploma programmes in English (also in German or French). Hungarian universities and colleges are active partners in international cooperation and networks and besides the above degree programmes; offer a whole range of separate courses, for international students be they exchange students, or regular ones. At the same time, a great number of the students take it as a challenge to learn some Hungarian.


If you have successfully completed upper secondary studies in one of the signatory countries of the Lisbon, are in possession of a valid school leaving certificate and qualify for higher education studies in your home country, you may also qualify for higher education studies in Hungary. However, you will have to prove your level of knowledge of the Hungarian language or English. In some cases, you are also required to take additional qualifying courses, called in Hungary as "preparatory courses".

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