Students who have successfully pursued their studies at other accredited universities (in Hungary or abroad) can apply for admission without being obliged to take an entrance examination. Subjects of previous studies with identical or at least 75% similar content to the subjects included in the curriculum of Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences can be accredited, meaning that admission to an upper year might be possible. Transfer students are required to prove their current student status and previous study results. The previous study results will be examined by Semmelweis Credit Transfer Committee. On the basis of this examination it will be decided how many of the previously completed subjects get accredited, and in which year the applicant can start his/her studies.

Who can apply for student transfer?

There are three conditions that must be met in order to become eligible.

1. Students need to have active/passive student status at the moment of the transfer.

2. Students can be only accepted if they are transferring from a health care related programme (Medicine, Pharmacology, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Midwifery Programme, etc.)

3. Students must have at least two closed active semesters spent in higher education (only health care related programmes are considered).

Those who fail to fulfil these 3 conditions cannot apply for a transfer but have to go through the regular entrance procedure. If the Study and Examination Committee accepts the applicant as a transfer student, he/she will be acquitted of the entrance procedure.

Documents to submit when applying for student transfer

1. The properly completed Transfer Request Form (with the subject code including the sign of the semester);

2. Official Transcript/Academic record: including all the grades and credits from the previous college/university studies (original/attested copy);

3. Student status certification: from the current university (issued not more than 30 days prior to the request’s submission, indicating the currently active/passive student status).

Please note that we need:
– the original English document OR
– the attested copy of the original English document OR
– the authorized English translation of the original non-English document.

Further information about the credit transfer request will be provided at the Foreign Student Secretariat after a successful enrollment.

Documents to submit when applying for credit transfer

In case the applicant would like to turn in a Credit Transfer Request to get his/her earlier studies (credit points) accredited, it is necessary to present the following documents:

  1. Completed Credit Transfer Request Form for each and every target subject;
  2. Official Subject Descriptions;
  3. Official certification about the field practices;
  4. Marking scale in order to evaluate/compare academic records accurately.     

Further information about the credit transfer request will be provided at the Foreign Student Secretariat after a successful enrollment.

What is the deadline for submitting the documents for the Student or Credit Transfer?

The deadline for turning in transfer and/or credit transfer request to the Faculty of Health Sciences is 15 June 2020.

In case of refusal, what can students do?

If the student believes they have good grounds for the request, they can submit an appeal to the Study and Examination Committee by filling the Appeal Request Form.