July 16-August 12

Early birds: 20 % discount
till March 15!!!

Our Summer School was founded in 2001. The success of the first years has prompted us to develop this venture into a full-scale international summer school in Hungarian Studies and Language. We usually have 50-60 students from 15-20 different countries while running language groups on at least four different levels.

The four-week program includes language learning on various levels, cultural exposure in combination with academic classes, entertainment and recreational programs as well as regular contact with Hungarian language partners. There is also a possibility to choose a two- or three-week module. We start beginner courses only at the beginning of the program. The workload equals 12-9-6 ECTS credits for the 4-3-2-week courses respectively. The main components of the program are as follows:


Field trips and cultural events

We are organizing optional excursions to near-by points-of-interest to help you become more familiar with the area in which you are studying. It is not mandatory to participate in all or any of the excursions, but we highly recommend them!

The University Library offers 250 computers with high-speed internet access, as well as a special collection of HS books and periodicals.

In August Szeged is a rather warm, definitely summery place where water sports and beach facilities are vital for recreation. The city offers three large swimming pool complexes as well as nicely kept free beaches on the riverbank. The university fitness club, tennis courts, and jogging tracks can also be used by the participants of the program. In the cooler evenings many outdoor restaurants and cafés attract visitors but if the weather is too hot, one can also enjoy one of the 3 airconditioned multiplex cinemas.

In summer Szeged is most famous for its festival season and Open Air Theatre performances. The theatre program includes operas and musicals as well as concerts and folk dance evenings.
Additional concerts are organized in the romantic courtyards of the City Hall, the Franciscan Monastery and in other venues. Various art exhibitions in museums and galleries complete the attractions for the students' free time.

Kálmán Panzió is our university preferred Bed and Breakfast and social venue hosting our opening and closing ceremonies, along with various other events, such as folkdancing, international evening, etc.

Their prices for Summer 2017 will be as follows:


The application fee should be paid by check or money transfer. The course fee can be paid in cash in Hungarian Forints, or by check in any major currency upon registration. Former and future HSC students are offered a 10 % discount from the course fee.

Application forms can be sent by post, fax or email to our address. Application forms can be downloaded here. Application deadline: July 1, 2017 but early registrations are most welcome.

Placement tests will be sent in response to the application.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to turn to us.

Hungarian & Central European 
International Studies Centre
University of Szeged
H-6725 Szeged, Petöfi sgt. 30-34. HUNGARY
Tel/Fax: (36-62) 420-894
E-mail: <hstud@hstud.u-szeged.hu>
Website: <www.arts.u-szeged.hu/hungarianstudies> 

Excursion to Opusztaszer National Park

We look forward to having you among our students!

















Szeged Cathedral







The main building of the University







A beautiful mediterranean square




International evening, 2005


















Graduation party, 2009
Irinyi Building where HSC is housed











Tryin out our potter's wheel in Hodmezovasarhely.









Szeged's symbol, the paprika







The new University Library
A seminar in Hungarian Studies