List of universities and colleges in Hungary


Universities in Hungary have generally been instituted by Act of Parliament under the Higher Education Act. For new public universities and private universities, approval is required from the Ministry of responsible for the education and later from the Hungarian National Assembly. The Hungarian public higher education system includes universities and other higher education institutes, that provide both education curricula and related degrees up to doctoral degree and also contribute to research activities. In general, public Hungarian universities don't charge tuition fees.

The Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University, one of the oldest universities in Hungary, founded in 1635
Rector's Council Hall of Budapest Business School, the first public business school in the world, founded in 1857

The following is a list of universities and colleges of higher education in Hungary (listed alphabetically and grouped by location and funding), followed by a list of defunct institutions.

Universities


In Budapest

Public institutions of higher education
Institution Abbr. Number of Type Established
Students Academics
University of Veterinary Medicine ÁTE Medical school 1851 / 1952 / 2016
Corvinus University BCE 17,879867 Business school 1920 / 1948 / 1990
Budapest Business School BGE 16,905987 Business school 1857 / 2016
Budapest University of Technology and Economics BME 21,171961 Institute of technology 1782
Eötvös Loránd University ELTE 24,6851,600 Research university 1635 / 1777 / 1950
Franz Liszt Academy of Music LFZE 831168 Music school 1875
Hungarian University of Fine Arts MKE 652232 Art school 1871 / 2000
Hungarian Dance Academy MTE Art school / 2017
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design MOME 894122 Art school 2001
National University of Public Service NKE 10,800465 National university 2011 (1808)
Óbuda University OE 12,888421 Institute of technology 1879 / 2000 / 2010
Semmelweis University SOTE 10,9001,304 Medical school 1769 / 1969
Academy of Drama and Film SZFE 455111 Art school 2000
University of Physical Education TE 2,500220 Physical education 1925 / 2014
Ecclesiastical institutions of higher education
Institution Abbr. Number of Affiliation Established
Students Academics
Lutheran Theological University EHE 22036 Lutheranism 1557
Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church KRE 8,717342 Calvinism 1993 (1855)
Budapest University of Jewish Studies OR-ZSE 20060 Judaism 1877
Pázmány Péter Catholic University PPKE 9,469736 Catholic 1992 (1635)
Private or foundation institutions of higher education
Institution Abbr. Number of Established
Students Academics
Andrássy University Budapest ANNYE 20051 2001
Budapest Metropolitan University METU 7,000300 2001
Central European University CEU 1,380399 1991
Milton Friedman University MILTON 2001

In the rest of the country

Public institutions of higher education
Institution Abbr. City Number of Type Established
Students Academics
University of Debrecen DE Debrecen 30,0001,700 Classic university 1912 (1538)
University of Dunaújváros DUE Dunaújváros Applied science 1962
Eszterházy Károly University EKE Eger 7,000700 Applied science 1774
University of Kaposvár KE Kaposvár Classic university 2000 (1961)
University of Miskolc ME Miskolc 9,513536 Classic university 1949 (1735)
University of Nyíregyháza NYE Nyíregyháza 5,000 Applied science 2000
University of West Hungary NYME Sopron 2,700684 2008 / 2000 / 1735
John von Neumann University NJE Kecskemét 6,510216 Institute of technology 2016 / 2000
University of Pannonia PE Veszprém 9,632 Applied science 1949 (1797)
University of Pécs PTE Pécs 21,8161,854 Research university 1921 (1367)
Széchenyi István University SZE Győr 15,000 Institute of technology 1968 / 2002
Szent István University SZIE Gödöllő 19,000 Institute of technology 2000
University of Szeged SZTE Szeged 24,8341400 Research university 1872 (1581)
Privately or church funded universities
Universities in Budapest
Name Established City Type Students Academics
Aquincum Institute of Technology2011BudapestPrivate Institute of technology5041
International Business School1991BudapestPrivate Business school800155

Other Hungarian-language universities

Hungarian-language universities not in Hungary
Name Established City Type Country
Babeș-Bolyai University1919 (1959)Cluj-NapocaClassic universityRomania
Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute1996BerehoveClassic universityUkraine
Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania2001Cluj-NapocaClassic universityRomania
Selye János University2004KomárnoResearch universitySlovakia
University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș1945 (1948)Târgu MureșMedical schoolRomania

Former universities

  • Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University (merged with others to form University of Szeged in 2000)
  • Attila József University (merged with others to form University of Szeged in 2000)
  • Debrecen University of Agricultural Sciences (merged with others to form University of Debrecen)
  • Franz Joseph University (ceased operation in 1945)
  • Gödöllő University of Agricultural Sciences (merged with others to form Szent István University in 2000)
  • Hungarian University of Applied Arts (renamed to Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2006)
  • Hungarian University of Physical Education (merged with Semmelweis University)
  • Imre Haynal University of Health Sciences Budapest (merged with Semmelweis University)
  • Janus Pannonius University (merged with others to form University of Pécs in 2000)
  • Lajos Kossuth University (merged with others to form University of Debrecen)
  • Miklós Zrínyi University of National Defence (merged with others to form National University of Public Service in 2012)
  • University Medical School of Debrecen (merged with others to form University of Debrecen)
  • University Medical School of Pécs (merged with others to form University of Pécs in 2000)
  • University of Horticulture and Food Industry (merged with others to form Szent István University in 2000)
  • University of Sopron (merged with others to form University of Western Hungary in 2000)
  • University of Veterinary Science (merged with others to form Szent István University in 2000)

Colleges of higher education


In Budapest

State funded
  • Hungarian Dance Academy
Privately or church funded

In the rest of the country

State funded
Privately or church funded
  • Adventist Theological College, Pécel
  • Apor Vilmos Catholic College, Vác
  • Archiepiscopal Theological College of Veszprém, Veszprém
  • College of Modern Business Studies, Tatabánya
  • Gál Ferenc Theological College, Szeged
  • Győri Theological College, Győr
  • Kodolányi János University, Budapest, Székesfehérvár, Orosháza
  • Pápa Theological Academy of the Reformed Church, Pápa
  • Sárospatak Theological Academy of the Reformed Church, Sárospatak
  • Szent Atanáz Greek Catholic Theological Institute, Nyíregyháza
  • Szent Bernát Theological College, Zirc
  • Theological College of Eger, Eger
  • Theological College of Esztergom, Esztergom
  • Theological College of Pécs [Wikidata]., Pécs
  • Tomori Pál College, Kalocsa

Former colleges of higher education

See also


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