The following are the application requirements for the Degree Programs offered by the Universities:
1. The Applicant must turn 18 no later than the end of the calendar year he/she is applying in;
2. The Applicant must graduate from an accredited high school no later than the summer before the academic year he/she is applying for;
3. The Applicant must have taken high school (or higher) level Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics;
4. The Applicant must have a good command of the English language:
a. Be a native English speaker, or
b. Pass the English language entrance examination, or
c. Have been educated in English for at least four years at high school or university level;
5. The Applicant must pass the entrance examination in Biology and Chemistry, or gain exemption from the entrance examination requirement based on higher level studies.
6. Any Applicant who failed any subject in their final year of high school may not be eligible for admission.
The entrance examination has two components, one written and one oral. The written exam comprises of two 20-question multiple-choice tests, one in Biology and one in Chemistry, and an English test for applicants whose language proficiency needs to be confirmed. The oral exam may last anywhere from 15 to 40 minutes, and is the combination of knowledge based questions and a personal interview.
The topics that the exam may cover are:
1. Evolution: chemical and biological aspects
2. Chemical background in Biology: Structure of atoms; Molecules – chemical bonds; Solutions; Chemical reactions; Inorganic constituents; Hydrocarbons; Organic compounds containing Oxygen or Sulphur; Organic com- pounds containing Nitrogen; Carbohydrates; Amino acids and Proteins; Lipids; Vitamins; Nucleic acids.
3. The cell and its organization (morphology and function): Prokaryotes (viruses, bacteria) and Eukaryotes (focus on cilia and flagella, cell wall, cell membrane, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi, lysosome, mitochondrion, plats, ribosome, centriole, nucleus, nucleolus).
4. From cells to tissues of different structure and function (plant and animal tissues as well).
5. Cell division: mitosis and meiosis.
6. Anabolic and catabolic pathways regarding nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids (photosynthesis, bioenergetics included).
7. The physiology of living organisms: respiration, ingestion and digestion, excretion, circulation, endocrine and neural regulation, immunobiology, locomotion.
8. Reproduction and development of animals.
9. Genetics: Mendelian inheritance, human genetics.
10. Basic ethology.
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Pending proof of relevant and adequate academic background, Semmelweis University, the University of Szeged, the University of Pecs, and the University of Veterinary Medicine, may waive the entrance examination requirement. While decisions are made by each University on a case-by-case basis.
The Universities look to the representative (GGE in North America) to do a preliminary assessment of the Applicant’s basis for requesting exemption from the entrance examination. It is advisable that Applicants follow the recommendations of the representative, as efforts to get out of the exam without sufficient basis for exemption may work against the Applicant.
Since the Universities recruit their applicants worldwide, and high school graduation requirements differ from country to country, graduating from high school does not qualify an applicant for exemption from the entrance examination - even if it is with high marks or at the AP level.
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