SUMMER UNIVERSITY
 
Get the most out of your summer! If you would like to begin or brush up on your Hungarian in a lively international community, spend a few summer weeks in a lovely college town and enjoy multicultural friends and dynamic surroundings!
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Reasons for choosing the Szeged Summer Program
  • Intensive language instruction: 6 x 90 minutes of Hungarian language classes every Monday through Friday

  • five levels (beginner, lower intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced)

  • Placement tests at the beginning help you find the most appropriate group

  • Field trips or lectures on Hungarian culture: 1 x 90 minutes of lecture on Hungarian culture in English / a guided field trip to a local point of interest every weekday

  • Professional staff: our language instructors have many years of language teaching experience and have published extensive study materials

  • International classrooms 50-70 students from at least 20 different countries

  • Classroom size: between 4-15 students

  • Welcome party, international evening and farewell party included in the tuition fee

  • Optional field trips to Budapest and Ópusztaszer Historical Memorial Park

  • Various optional programs in the evenings

  • We assist you with booking accommodation at a local B&B

  • Discounts to our former and continuing students

  • Extensive experience, as our summer university has been running since 2001

17th SUMMER COURSE:  July 15 – August 11, 2018
  • Week 1: July 16-20
  • Week 2: July 23-27
  • Week 3: July 30-Aug 3
  • Week 4: Aug 6-10

We have a four-week and a two-week course; however, we accept applications for other time periods as well according to individual needs.

Application deadline: May 15 for those who need a visa and June 30 for those who do not need a visa

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
 
Learning Hungarian as a foreign language (HFL)
  • The program includes language learning at five levels (beginner, lower intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced)

  • We have 3 x 90 minutes of Hungarian as a foreign language classes a day. There are 2 90-minute-long morning classes taught by professional HFL teachers, plus 1 90-minute-long afternoon practice with Hungarian teaching assistants.

  • The result of your placement test will help you find the group that is the most suitable for you.

  • Note that we run the beginner course only in the first half of the program!

 
Learning about Hungarian Culture
  • You are offered 1 90-minute-long lecture on Hungarian culture or a short field trip every day.

  • The lectures cover the most relevant topics in Hungarian history, literature, art, film, linguistics, economics, geography and music in English and upon request in Hungarian.

  • The instructors are faculty of our university; our guest lecturers are renowned experts in their fields.

 
Other programs included in the price:
  • Opening Evening with dinner and folk-dance

  • International Evening where students introduce their culture through the cuisine, or sights, or a dance, a song, etc.

  • Farewell Party

  • Film screenings with English / Hungarian subtitles

 
Other optional programs:
  • Guided day trip to Budapest

  • Guided day trip to Ópusztaszer Historical Memorial Park

  • Cultural programs such as performances by the Szeged Open Air Theatre and summer festival events (e.g.Hungaricum exhibition).

ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION FACILITIES IN SZEGED DURING THE SUMMER UNIVERSITY
In summer Szeged is a rather warm place where water sports and beach facilities are vital for recreation. The city has three large swimming pool complexes as well as free beaches on the riverbank. The university fitness club, tennis courts, and jogging tracks can also be used by the participants of the program. On cooler evenings many outdoor restaurants and cafés attract visitors but if the weather is too hot, one can also enjoy one of the two air-conditioned multiplex cinemas.
 
ACCOMMODATION
Kálmán Panzió is our full board Bed and Breakfast and the social venue which hosts our opening and closing ceremonies along with various other events, such as folkdancing, international evening, etc. (www.kalmanpanzio.hu) Most of the students stay here but it is optional for non-scholarship students.
HUF 3,900/ night in triple rooms
HUF 6,900 / night in double rooms
HUF 9,900 / night in single rooms
 
 
OTHER COSTS:
Tuition fee:
  • EUR 590 for the 4-week-course,
  • EUR 480 for the 3-week-course
  • EUR 350 for the 2-week-course
  • EUR 200 for the 1-week-course
Application fee: EUR 50
 
You can apply for a bilateral state scholarship that covers all your costs for the summer university. The deadline is usually around the beginning of March. http://tka.hu/international-programmes/4127/bilateral-state-scholarships
We also offer some discounts for early birds, sometimes last minute ones, check our webpage and facebook pages!
 

VENUE

The classes are taught at the seminar and lecture rooms of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Szeged.

Administration: in the office of the Hungarian Studies Center

H-6722 Szeged, Petőfi sgt. 30-34. HUNGARY 

Join us and develop your knowledge of Hungarian language and culture!

We look forward to having you among our students!