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University of Nyiregyhaza

University of Nyiregyhaza

University of Nyiregyhaza


The University of Nyíregyháza is one of the outstanding institutions of the universities of applied sciences in the country, where research, high-quality education, and personal attention are combined with an excellent infrastructure.

The institution plays a regional role primarily in the Northern Great Plain, and within it, in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, which is located in the northeastern part of the country, on the eastern border of the European Union, 230 km from the capital. By its territory, it is the sixth-largest and by its population, it is the third most populous county, it is bordered by Ukraine in the northeast, Romania in the southeast, and Slovakia in the northwest. The central role of logistics, which has Eastern European and national significance, is indisputable. Nyíregyháza is the seventh-largest city in the country, with almost 120,000 inhabitants. It is a dynamically developing city, the economic and cultural engine of the region.

The University of Nyíregyháza is located in the green belt of the city, next to the Sóstó park forest, where it operates as a real campus and is currently home to more than 3,500 students. Our university has accepted the challenges of the 21st century, implementing an education and infrastructure development program which has made us nationally and internationally known. The building complex of our campus as well as the innovation associated with it were awarded first prize at the architecture world competition of FIABCI and Wall Street Journal in the category of ”public buildings” in 2009. We also pay great attention to improving the quality of life of students with disabilities, as our university is accessible throughout the campus.

The local antecedents of agricultural and technical training at our university can be traced back to the 1930s. The history of teacher training in our predecessor institutions has been present in the city since 1914. During the organizational integration implemented in 2000 and from the internal structural transformation, the College of Nyíregyháza was established, which has been operating as the University of Nyíregyháza since 1 January 2016 as a university of applied sciences.

We carry out research and train specialists in a total of 12 institutes in the fields of humanities, teacher training, social sciences, economics, arts, engineering, agriculture, informatics, natural sciences, and sport. Our training structure includes higher education vocational training, bachelor’s training, teacher training, disciplinary master's training, and specialized in-service training. We cover almost the entire spectrum of pedagogy. We are characterized by practical knowledge, practice-oriented training, extensive corporate relations, a livable community, and decades of educational and professional experience based on tradition (eg, in the fields of technical, agricultural, and teacher training).

Connecting with 3 main disciplines (inanimate natural sciences and mathematics, living natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences), the University of Nyíregyháza conducts research and development activities in twenty-eight disciplines, including agricultural sciences, agro-technical research, biological sciences,

humanities, philosophy and historical sciences (psychology, education), earth sciences, environmental sciences, economics (sociology, regional sciences), technical sciences, linguistics, and literature, as well as scientific work in the fields of the arts and sport.

An important goal of the University of Nyíregyháza is to become international and to expand international relations, therefore we support and assist our future partners and foreign students in the successful completion of their studies. The institution has well-functioning European Union mobility programs, which provide a great opportunity for teachers and students to develop professionally, learn about international cultures, and gain invaluable experience. The internationalization process of our university is strengthened by the cooperation with Brazil and South Korea, which can provide our students with an international internship opportunity in the agricultural field. Our latest partners in educational-research collaborations are the University of the United Arab Emirates, the University of Kajaani, the Moscow City University, and the Language School of the University of Malta for the methodological renewal of English language teaching. Our international role is enhanced by the support for research cooperation with China and Ecuador under the ERASMUS KA107 call.

We treat the further internationalization of the institution and the increase in the number of foreign students as a strategic goal. That’s why, in addition to increasing our international visibility, we have placed the main emphasis on building international relationships and participating in educational and research collaborations in recent years. To achieve the above, we have managed to make significant organizational, human resource, and infrastructure expansions. The background of education, accommodation, IT, as well as the organization and human resources for the reception of students studying in a foreign language is ensured at a high level.


We currently offer a total of 13 undergraduate degrees in English and 2 one-year preparatory programs in English to international students. Outstanding from our training offer is the 2-semester course ‘Hungarian as a foreign language’, which we also offer as part of a summer university.

    Campus Features

    The predecessors of the University of Nyíregyháza were institutions of higher education with national and international prestige, looking back on forty years of professional traditions and experience. As of the 1st of January, 2016, the institution has become a university of applied sciences, with the intention of preserving the values accumulated by the predecessors and implementing a strategy that is able to meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

    The University of Nyíregyháza has a specific education and research profile with the mission of providing academic research and knowledge transfer. Moreover, the university’s practical educational fields – bachelor’s programs, bachelor's dual training programs, master’s programs, practice-oriented R&D platforms – meet the need of the current economic and social demands. The aim of the University of Nyíregyháza is to act as the catalyst of the area, fulfilling its educational role with the cooperation of the national and international higher education institutes. The University of Nyíregyháza offers a wide range of educational programs. Based on the number of students, the most popular programs are teacher training, engineering, agricultural sciences, economics, sports, natural sciences, and informatics. The liberal arts, social sciences, and art mediation are proportionally present in education. Furthermore, the research results and potentials of the university are frequently presented to the public as well, in the form of Open University Lectures and Researchers’ Night Lectures.

    In the past ten years, infrastructural development projects have given the university the necessary facilities, infrastructure, and state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Today, the campus is a real town within the town – winning the best public building in the world prize – a pleasant complex of modern buildings located in a picturesque park where students and teachers use the most advanced technical equipment and educational facilities available. In line with the needs of internationalization, the International Relations Group oversees the international collaborations of the University of Nyíregyháza, promotes the mobility opportunities for students, academic and administrative staff, and researchers, and supports the initiatives to submit international projects under Erasmus+ and CEEPUS programs as well as other projects.


      Application procedure for self-financed applicants

      Admission steps for degree-seeking foreign students:

      1. Choosing a study programme or courses in English

      1. Documents Required to Apply:

      • Academic certificates and Transcripts (Attested by Ministry and English translation)

      • Copy of Passport with a photo showing citizenship

      • Curriculum vitae

      • Motivation Letter

      • Proof of Language proficiency (not mandatory) To prove it we will conduct an online interview

      • Medical certificate

      Proof of application fee payment slip (100 EUR, non-refundable)
      IMPORTANT: The total full amount must arrive at the University bank account. We will not accept your application if the received amount is not full.

      1. Please send us the filled online application form with the proof of payment of the application fee

      1. Receiving an official email from the University about the received application form

      1. After the examination of the application documents sending an official email about the exact date of the interview

      1. Short oral interview via the Internet (to check the fluently strong intermediate English knowledge and professional orientation, motivation)

      1. Sending an official email about the final decision

      1. Sending the Conditional Letter of Acceptance via email

      1. Asking to transfer the tuition fee to the bank account of the University

      IMPORTANT: The total full amount must arrive at the University bank account. We will not accept your application if the received amount is not full.

      1. Sending the Final Acceptance Letter via email which is the official declaration that the student is accepted and the tuition has been arrived

      1. Visa procedure (With the Acceptance Letter students have to visit the nearest Hungarian Embassy and apply for the visa. In case the visa is not granted to you, our institute will refund the tuition fee in 45 days.)

      1. Arriving at the University.

      After arriving students can move into the room at the student hostel directly. As the next step, they have to visit the local International Relations Office. All original certificates will need to be presented to the University. Students have to sign long-term health insurance and pay in advance for the first year. The necessary registration forms need to be completed, and the Student Agreement has to be signed. (Registration.) Students have to visit the nearest Immigration Office and Apply for a Residence Permit Card. Student mentors will assist them.

      The University of Nyíregyháza cooperates with official partner agencies These companies will help students go through the application and visa application processes. You can see the list of our partners on our webpage, please turn to them without extra fees.

      Application fee: 100 EUR (non-refundable) - to pay at the same time with the application.

      Tuition fees for two semesters must be paid in advance after admission.


      Would you like to stay in the dormitory of the University of Nyíregyháza located directly on the campus?
      You have to pay the dormitory fees as indicated in the Conditional Letter of Acceptance along with the tuition fee in advance.

      Please note that we cannot deal with incomplete applications – if any of the above–listed documents are missing or the transferred tuition, is not the required amount we cannot proceed with your admission.

      Bank account details:
      IBAN bank account number: HU49 1176 3440 4582 0883 0000 0000
      Swift code (BIC): OTPVHUHB
      Name of the account holder: Nyíregyházi Egyetem / University of Nyíregyháza
      Name of receiving bank: OTP Bank Nyrt.
      The seat of the receiving bank: Hungary, 1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 6.

      Please write the following information in the message/remark section of the bank transfer sheet:

      • Your full name:

      • Your degree program

      • 2023/2024 (Academic year)

      Please note that the application fee (100 EUR) is necessary and non-refundable. The tuition fee is also non-refundable except for the following cases:

      • The University shall refund the full tuition fee paid by the applicant if the program is cancelled.

      • The University shall refund the tuition fee paid by the applicant after deducting the transfer fee if the applicant attends the visa interview and submits all necessary documents and the Authority still rejects his/her visa request. In this case, the applicant is asked to provide the University with a copy of the rejection letter.

      • General Medicine Certificate
        (The scanned copy of a medical certificate of satisfactory health condition issued not earlier than three months before the application. The general medical certificates can prove that the applicant does not have the following illnesses: AIDS, Hepatitis A, B, C or any other epidemic conditions.

      • Visa and Residence Permit

      In the Letter of Conditional Acceptance, the Applicant will be informed to pay the tuition fees. Upon receiving the tuition fees, the Letter of Confirmation (Final Acceptance Letter) will be issued and sent to the student via email. It is the official document that the student is accepted and the tuition arrived. With this document, students can start the VISA application. Students must opt for a Student Visa which entitles them to a residence permit for study purposes in Hungary.

      • Citizens of the European Union can enter Hungary with their ID card or passport and need to have a European Health Insurance Card.

      • Citizens of non-European countries have to apply personally for a student residence permit at the nearest Hungarian Consulate.

      • If the visa application is refused, the University will refund the pre-paid tuition fees in 45 days. Please note that the Applicant has to request the refund in written form by indicating the preferred bank account (declaration) and attaching the decision letter regarding the visa refusal.

      • All students admitted to the academic programme in English are required to have valid health insurance for the whole period of residence in Hungary for extra fees.

      Contact information
      László ZSITNYÁR
      International Coordinator
      University of Nyíregyháza
      Sóstói út 31/b.
      HU-4400 Nyíregyháza
      phone: 00 36 42 599-400 /2511


      • Nyíregyháza

        Sóstói út,31/B, 4400, Nyíregyháza