The Semmelweis University Students’ Union’s Election Officer, Máté Krebs, according to the Statutes, announced the election of the President of the Students’ Union. The presidential election will take place because the student status of Acting President Bálint Tripolszky will end at the end of June, and the mandate of the entire Presidium will expire with him.

According to the decision, the Election Officer determined the following interval as the nomination period of the election: June 1, 2023, 8:00 AM – June 9, 2023, 12:00 PM 

The prerequisite for running for office is the submission of an application which corresponds to the decree.

The decision to accept applications will be made by the Election Officer.

The application must include:

  1. an application form,
  2. a certification of active student status regarding the 2nd semester of the 2022/2023 academic year, issued no more than 15 days ago,
  3. a CV,
  4. a letter of motivation,
  5. a statement/declaration made according to the Statutes’s Article 24,
  6. recommendation of 2% of the student body with an active student status (at least from 228 students, according to the decision of the Secretary),
  7. an election program, 
  8. as well as a statement/declaration that the applicant has been holding an office – accounting for time spent as an office-holder in all positions of the HÖK – for no more than 4 years. 

Every page of the application must be validated with the signature of the applicant. The application form and statements/declarations must be filled in correctly.

Any student holding an active student status in Semmelweis University who submits a valid application before the end of the nomination period can be elected President of HÖK. 

The election of the President is done indirectly, chosen from the applicants by the members of the Delegates’ Assembly, who were elected by the students. The term of the President – unless the Assembly decrees otherwise – begins with their election and lasts until the beginning of the next President’s term. The session to elect the President can convene on the 8th day after the last day of the nomination period at the earliest. For further rules, and understanding the details on the President’s rights, responsibilities, and tasks, please consult the Statutes.

Recommendations may only be collected using a recommendation-collecting sheet stamped with the official seal of the SE HÖK. It is exceedingly important to be able to determine the identity of the person giving the recommendation. Recommendations may be collected from the announcement of the election until the end of the nomination period.

Recommendation-collecting sheets and the application form may be received in the Economic Affairs Office of the HÖK, in the NET Student Center on working days between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Monday-Thursday, and between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Friday (address: 1089 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4.)

The deadline for submitting applications is the end of the nomination period: June 9, 2023, 12:00 PM.

Applications may be submitted to the Election Officer, in the Economic Affairs Office of the Student Center, either personally or through an agent during the nomination period. In the event that the application’s submission is done through an agent, the application must have a private document of authorization, which is of complete probative value, attached to it. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Election Officer at the e-mail address. 

Budapest, May 17, 2023