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: 3 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 50-60 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

24th SUMMER COURSE:  July 14 – August 10, 2024
  • Week 1: July 14 - 19
  • Week 2: July 21 - 26
  • Week 3: July 28 - Aug 3
  • Week 4: Aug 4 - 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 (please contact us).

Application deadline: May 15, 2024 for those who need a visa and June 30 for those who do not need a visa


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. with dinner

  • Farewell Party with dinner

  • 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).

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.

Szeged, as one of the most popular cities in Hungary offers a wide range of opportunities. There are many options from smaller guesthouses to luxury hotels, so everyone can find the one that suits their needs and preferences the most.

Kálmán Vendégház is our full board Bed and Breakfast and the social venue which hosts various events during the course. Many of the students stay here, but it is optional for non-scholarship students.
Tuition fee:
  • EUR 890 for the 4-week-course,
  • EUR 690 for the 3-week-course
  • EUR 490 for the 2-week-course
  • EUR 290 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 March 30, 2023.
We also offer some discounts for early birds (discount is 10% until December 31, 2023), sometimes last minute ones. 


The classes are taught at the seminar and lecture rooms of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Szeged.

Administration: in the office of the Hungarian Studies Center

H-6722 Szeged, Petőfi sgt. 32-34. HUNGARY 

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

We look forward to having you among our students!