Entrance examinations are organized by Semmelweis University and held in Budapest (at the premises of Semmelweis University or its cooperating partners), or worldwide at locations provided by officially appointed Semmelweis representatives.
Contents of the Entrance Exams
The exams consist of multiple choice tests in Biology, Chemistry and English (both general and biomedical), followed by a personal interview, which focuses on the applicant’s professional attitude, affinity and motivation towards medical sciences and also includes an oral examination to measure the applicant’s knowledge in Medical Biology, Medical Chemistry and English (both general and biomedical).
Main Specific Subjects for the Entrance Exams
for the Faculties of General Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The main scientific fields covered by the exams are as follows:
Evolution: chemical and biological aspects
Chemical background in Biology: structure of atoms; chemical bonds; ionic compounds and molecules; solutions; types and energetics of chemical reactions; acid-base reactions; redox reactions; inorganic constituents of living organisms; hydrocarbons; organic compounds containing oxygen or sulphur; organic compounds containing nitrogen; carbohydrates; amino acids and proteins; lipids; vitamins; nucleic acids.
The cell and its organization (morphology and function): Prokaryotes (bacteria) and Eukaryotes (focus on cilia and flagella, cell wall, cell membrane, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi, lysosome, mitochondrion, ribosome, centriole, nucleus, nucleolus).
From cells to tissues of different structure and function.
Cell division: mitosis and meiosis.
Anabolic and catabolic pathways regarding nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids (bioenergetics included).
The physiology of living organisms: respiration, ingestion and digestion, excretion, circulation, endocrine and neural regulation, immune-biology, locomotion.
Reproduction and development of animals.
Genetics: Mendelian inheritance, human genetics.
Note: Knowledge of English terminology is required in all of these areas!
- Ebbing-Gammon: General Chemistry (latest edition)
- Stoker: General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (latest edition)
- Solomon-Martin-Martin-Berg: Biology (latest edition)
- Lodish: Molecular Cell Biology (latest edition)
The applicants’ performance at the entrance examinations is evaluated by the Admission Committee of the University. The Board makes decisions regarding admissions on the basis of the skills, knowledge and attitude judged by the performance at the entrance examination and by the former scientific record of the applicants revealed by the documents attached to their applications. The University’s strategic aims, including those regarding geographical and cultural diversity and gender balance are also considered.
Applicants have to register (sign up) for the entrance examinations in SEMAPHOR after having submitted a valid application (and payed the Admission Procedure Fee). Registrations can only be withdrawn before the deadline for registration to the given examination. The absence of a registered applicant at the entrance examination is not considered as the withdrawal of registration but as an examination attended without valuable result.
Dates of Entrance Examinations in 2020
Applicants who have submitted their online applications can register for the following entrance examinations in SEMAPHOR. The application starts in February, 2020 and the deadline of submitting the applications is the 31st of May, the deadlines of registering to the individual examinations are indicated in the table.
|City||Country||Host of the examination***|
|March 1||February 23||Tel-Aviv||Israel||Roni Fried – University International Studies|
|March 6-7||February 28||Abu Dhabi||U.A.E.||Ghassan El Rifai – Univer360|
|March 6-7||February 28||Hannover||Germany||Christopher Musmann – MEDIZINSTUDIUM|
|March 6-7||February 28||Oslo||Norway||Semmelweis University****|
|March 7||February 29||Houston||USA||Zsolt Garami, MD|
|March 7-8||February 29||Oslo||Norway||Bjørknes Høyskole
Solely for the students of Bjørknes Høyskole
|March 21-22||March 14||Milano||Italy||U4You University for You – Dafina Dicheva|
|March 28||March 21||Toronto||Canada||GET GLOBAL EDUCATION - Ms. Julia Barta|
|March 28-29||March 21||Budapest||Hungary||Semmelweis University****|
|April 3-4||March 27||Abu Dhabi||U.A.E.||Ghassan El Rifai – Univer360|
|April 4||March 28||Los Angeles||USA||George Matsik|
|April 9-11||April 2||Budapest||Hungary||Avicenna International College
Solely for the students of Avicenna International College
|April 11-12||April 4||Shanghai||China||OSEN Medicine, Fay Wang|
|April 14-15||April 7||Tokyo||Japan||Hideya Ishikura – HMU
Solely for the students of HMU
|April 15-16||April 4||Hong Kong||China||OSEN Medicine, Fay Wang|
|April 18||April 11||Stockholm||Sweden||Semmelweis University****|
|April 18||March 28||Delhi||India||Ms. Ranjit Plaha|
|April 20||March 28||Mumbai||India||Ms. Ranjit Plaha|
|April 21||April 14||Taipei||China||Lincoln Management consultants co. – Michelle Shih|
|April 23-25||April 16||Budapest||Hungary||McDaniel College - College International|
|April 25-26||April 18||Seoul||South Korea||FEPC Korea|
|April 26||April 19||Madrid||Spain||Christopher Musmann – MEDIZINSTUDIUM|
|April 27-29||April 18||Seoul||South Korea||SM Pre-med Center|
|April 30 - May 2||April 18||Seoul||South Korea||Medisociety Korea|
|May 10||May 3||Beijing||China||EU-Sino – Kelly Zhang|
|May 10-11||May 3||Tel-Aviv||Israel||Roni Fried – University International Studies|
|May 13-15||May 6||Budapest||Hungary||McDaniel College - College International|
|May 14-15||May 7||Hannover||Germany||Christopher Musmann – MEDIZINSTUDIUM|
|May 15-16||May 8||Abu Dhabi||U.A.E.||Ghassan El Rifai – Univer360|
|May 23-24||May 16||London||UK||Ms. Ranjit Plaha|
|May 28-30||May 21||Budapest||Hungary||Avicenna International College|
|May 30-31||May 23||Budapest||Hungary||Semmelweis University****|
|June 4-5||May 28||Budapest||Hungary||McDaniel College - College International|
|June 5-6||May 29||Abu Dhabi||U.A.E.||Ghassan El Rifai – Univer360|
|June 6||May 30||Los Angeles||USA||George Matsik|
|June 6||May 30||Bangkok||Thailand||MedCoach International Consulting Co., Ltd. - Dr. Atchara Srisodsai|
|June 6-7||May 30||Limassol||Cyprus||M.D.K. Charalambides Educational Consultants Ltd|
|June 6-7||May 30||Oslo||Norway||Bjørknes Høyskole
Solely for the students of Bjørknes Høyskole
|planned for mid June||June 1||Houston||USA||Zsolt Garami, MD|
|June 17-18||June 10||Tel-Aviv||Israel||Roni Fried – University International Studies|
|June 27||June 20||Los Angeles||USA||George Matsik|
|July 9-10||July 2||Tel-Aviv||Israel||Roni Fried – University International Studies|
|July 11-12||July 4||Hannover||Germany||Christopher Musmann – MEDIZINSTUDIUM|
* Examination dates are subject to change.
** Deadlines in the table refer to registrations for individual examinations. Please keep in mind that the deadline of submitting your online application via SEMAPHOR is the 31st of May, 2020 irrespectively of the choice of entrance examination.
*** You may find the contact details of the hosts under ‘Our representatives‘ menu.
**** Please contact the Head of the English Division (Ms. Olga Ványi) at firstname.lastname@example.org before deadline.