The English Language Program was introduced at Semmelweis University in 1989, six years after the German Language Program. Since then the number of students participating in the program has been constantly growing. At the present time, every third student of the university is international, and they arrive from five continents and 70 different countries. More than 1700 students conduct their education in English, and oversubscription is multiple.
The popularity of the English Language Program indicates its recognition and the high-toned education increases the value of the Semmelweis diploma. Diplomas issued by Semmelweis University are recognized by several countries (e.g. European Union – and with additional exams in the USA, Canada and Israel).
In the first two years, the language of education is completely in English, but from the third year, students must have some knowledge of the Hungarian language as they are required to communicate with patients during their clinical module years.
The study matters of the students in the English Language Program of the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences are managed by the Directorate of International Studies.
The curriculum in Medicine consists of six years of studies, in Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences five years. At the conclusion of the programs the degrees granted in English and German are identical to those granted in the Hungarian program: Doctor of Medicine (dr. med.), Doctor of Dentistry (dr. med. dent.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (dr. pharm.). The programs begin in early September each year.
The Faculty of Health Sciences has English language programs in health care: Physiotherapy (B.Sc. & M.Sc.), Nursing (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) and Midwifery (B.Sc.). Read more detailed information about the application.
Semmelweis University is proud to have a truly international student community and famous for its bubbly student life, e.g. the Semmelweis Carnival, which is organized every year traditionally together with the Hungarian students, or other programs, e.g. Freshman’s Day, which helps the integration of international students.