For Semmelweis University's Application Bulletin, please click on the link below:
For University of Szeged's Application Bulletin, please click on the link below:
For University of Pecs's Application Bulletin, please click on the link below:
For University of Veterinary of Medicine's Application Bulletin, please click on the link below:
For McDaniel College's Application Bulletin, please click on the link below:
For Semmelweis University's application form, please click on the link below:
For University of Szeged's application form, please click on the link below:
For University of Pecs' application form, please click on the link below:
For the University of Veterinary Medicine's application form, please click on the link below:
For McDaniel College's application form, please click on the link below:
All International Degree Programs offered by the Hungarian Universities listed on this website are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board, and are widely recognized and accredited in the rest of the world, including Canada and the United States.
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"When I was considering applying to Semmelweis, I contacted Ms. Barta to get some information about the program and the university. She was very kind and knowledgeable and gave me all the information I needed. After deciding to apply and meeting with her, she facilitated the application process. She met all the students in Budapest and was very helpful. So, get in touch with her and she can help you immensely with your questions!” - Dr. I.P., Toronto, ON, Canada, Semmelweis University, Class of 2013
"I have Julia Barta to thank for my acceptance to Semmelweis University. She arranged my entrance examination, offered me guidance during the entire application process, and was also a strong advocate for me. Moreover, I made long-lasting friendships at the event she hosted for the North American students. I am truly grateful for her support and direction as she facilitated my transition going into medical school.
Semmelweis University has been the best six years of my life. My first two years of university were demanding to say the least, as oral examinations were a new concept for me. Furthermore, anatomy class challenged my artistic skills. The amount of times I had to practice drawing the midsagittal-section of the larynx is forever embedded in me. Overall, I gained comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of medicine during my studies, which was evident when I scored in the 74th percentile on my USMLE examinations. I am excited to continue my journey of lifelong growth and education during my medical residency." - Dr. Annamaria M., Buffalo, NY, United States, Semmelweis University, Class of 2015
"If you're a Canadian looking to studying medicine in Hungary, Julia is your go-to person! She answered all my questions and facilitated a smooth application process. Studying at Semmelweis University School of Medicine in the capital city Budapest allowed me to maintain a healthy work-life balance. The medical education was outstanding in quality and up-to-date with global standards. I was also able to continue leading research in pathobiochemistry and publish in scientific journals. Hungary is known for its Nobel Laureates in Science & Medicine; you would be standing on the shoulders of giants. I am currently back in Canada pursuing a career in Integrative Medicine." - Dr. Jimmy H., Toronto, ON, Canada, Semmelweis University, Class of 2013
"Navigating the process of studying medicine abroad is exceedingly difficult. Without Julia, I would have never even known where to start! Julia's commitment to me and my goals along with her endless advice and guidance helped me launch my career as a doctor and allowed me to pursue my passion. Thanks Julia!!” - Dr. A. H., Philadelphia, PA, United States, Semmelweis University, Class of 2014
"Julia Barta was great help with the university process. She met with me in person, answered all my questions, and helped with exemptions. This made the transition stress free!" - Dr. Lindsay W., Calgary, AB, Canada, University of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2015
"Before I contacted Julia, I had no idea what the application process to an international school entailed. Her vast knowledge and insight about the application process alleviated any prior misconceptions that I had. She carefully explained the necessary steps and precautions that were essential to having an excellent application. Her guidance and honest critiques were key to the success of my overall application. It has been a pleasure to work with Julia and I hope that our paths cross once again." - James Z., Austin, TX, United States, Semmelweis University, Class of 2023
"When I first started the application process I felt lost. I had numerous questions about the required materials in addition to questions about the university, what it would take for an international student like myself to be successful, and how I would prepare for US board exams while attending an international school. Julia not only took the time to promptly answer any questions I had, but went above and beyond by consistently providing me with constructive criticism to ensure my documents were the best that they could be. I know her knowledge and guidance was crucial to the success of my application and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Julia." - Shayan S., Austin, TX, United States, Semmelweis University, Class of 2023
"For various reasons, I'd decided to continue my studies abroad...When I choose Hungary as the place to apply to, I contacted Julia for helping me through the process. Julia is very professional and helpful ! She guided me through the application process and the entrance examinations, as well as being a only a phone call away if I had any questions or needed help. In less than a few months after my admission, I managed to get settled in Budapest and start my dentistry education at Semmelweis University!" - Sara P., Toronto, ON, Canada, Semmelweis University, Class of 2021
Dr. Laszlo Mechtler (Semmelweis University, Class of 1984) is board certified in Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, Headache Medicine and Neuroimaging. He is a Professor of Neurology and Oncology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Director of the DENT Headache and Neuro-Oncology Center, the DENT Cannabis Clinic, and Chief of Neuro-Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He is currently the Medical Director of the DENT Neurologic Institute (DNI) which is the largest private neurological center in the United States. He is the past President of the American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) and the Hungarian Medical Association of America (HMAA). He has authored 4 books and has written and presented over 80 chapters, articles, and abstracts. Dr. Mechtler is the current Associate Editor of Neuroimaging and Board Member of Continuum. He was appointed to sit on the State Athletic Medical Advisory Board by Governor Cuomo (2012-Current). He is the Neuroimaging Section Chair for the AAN, and he also sits on the Executive Committee for BrainPAC.
How do I start the application process?
Please send an email to GGE at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-416-833-8520, and Julia will walk you through the process. Please remember to indicate in online applications that Julia Barta is your representative so she can continue to assist you throughout the process.
When are the upcoming application deadlines?
Semmelweis University: May 31, 2017
University of Szeged: June 30, 2017
University of Pécs: June 30, 2017
University of Veterinary Science: April 30, 2017
Budapest Campus of McDaniel College: September 1, 2017 (Long Course) and
December 1, 2017 (Intensive Course)
Can I apply right before the application deadline?
Overall applicant numbers have been increasing, applicants worldwide have been submitting their applications earlier each year, and the Universities have been making admission decisions on a continuous basis. For all these reasons, space becomes very limited towards mid-Summer at all the Universities. As such, based on our experience in previous years, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted before the end of April, 2017.
When will I find out whether I have been admitted?
Once an application is complete and received, the Universities may take anywhere from a few days to up to 4 weeks to make a decision. Often the decision will be emailed to the applicant and/or representative within that timeline, but the official acceptance letter may not be available for quite a while later.
How will I know my application documents have been received?
You will get an email or a call from GGE to let you know that your application has been received.
I have applied. Now what?
Thanks for applying! Julia Barta will contact you to discuss next steps and assist you through the process; whether that is preparing for the Entrance Examination or managing your expectations regarding your eligibility for exemption from the Entrance Examination.
I am having technical issues applying online. What should I do?
Please send an email to GGE at email@example.com or call 1-416-833-8520, and Julia will get in touch with the University directly.
I have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field. Does this qualify me for advanced standing?
Depending on what you have studied, at what level, how recently, and how well you did, you may be eligible to receive transfer credits. GGE will advise you on likely scenarios, but the decisions regarding transfer credits and advanced standing are ultimately made by the individual Program Directors at each University.
Can I work while I attend school in Hungary?
As a foreign student in Hungary, you are not eligible to seek employment. Furthermore, please be aware that the academic programs are rigorous, and it is highly unlikely that you would have time to work on the side.
How demanding are the programs?
Hungary is world renowned for its education. Expect to work hard and to become a superbly trained, confident professional by the end of your studies.
I am graduating high school this year, and have no university background. Can I still apply?
Definitely. Our programs are open to high school graduates as long as they turn 18, no later than the year they are applying in.
I am currently enrolled in the same program of study at another University outside Hungary. Can I still apply?
Definitely. Your application will be evaluated by the Program Director at the University of your choice, based on the overlap in the coursework and your performance to date.
I am currently enrolled in the same program of study at another University in Hungary. Can I still apply?
Yes. Please note that Universities will only consider transfer applications after applicants have successfully completed the first two years in their program.
I am currently enrolled at the University, but in a different program of study. Can I request to be transferred into another program?
You will likely need to start at the beginning due to mandatory prerequisite courses.
Can I start my studies in January?
Generally speaking, there is no January intake. The only exceptions are at the University of Veterinary Medicine, on an invitational basis, and at the intensive preparatory course at the The Budapest Campus of McDaniel College.
I do not speak any Hungarian. Is this going to be a disadvantage?
All classes are taught in English. However, Hungarian is part of the curriculum so students can better interact with patients in the pre-clinical and clinical years of their studies.
I am a Hungarian citizen and speak Hungarian. Is this going to give me an advantage?
Hungarian citizenship does not give students an advantage for admission or for tuition. However, knowing Hungarian will help students in day to day life, as well as in the pre-clinical and clinical modules of their studies.
I am an American/Canadian citizen. Do I have to get a visa to study in Hungary?
Students coming from the United States and Canada do not need a student visa, but have to apply for a residence permit within 90 days after their arrival to Hungary.
What can I expect in an acceptance letter?
The acceptance letter will confirm the program you have been accepted to, as well as important dates and payment information.
What are my options if I was not admitted to the program of my choice?
The Budapest Campus of McDaniel College and the University of Szeged both have excellent preparatory programs. In addition to the standard, two-semester program, the Budapest Campus of McDaniel College also offers a one-semester intensive program.