List of universities and colleges in Hungary

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The Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University, one of the oldest university in Hungary, founded in 1635
Rector's Council Hall of Budapest Business School, the first public business school in the world, founded in 1857

Universities in Hungary have generally been instituted by Act of Parliament under the Higher Education Act. For new public universities and private universities, approval is required from the Ministry of responsible for the education and later from the Hungarian National Assembly. The Hungarian public higher education system includes universities and other higher education institutes, that provide both education curricula and related degrees up to doctoral degree and also contribute to research activities. In general, public Hungarian universities don't charge tuition fees.

The following is a list of universities and colleges of higher education in Hungary (listed alphabetically and grouped by location and funding), followed by a list of defunct institutions.

Universities[edit]

In Budapest[edit]

Public institutions of higher education[edit]

Institution Abbr. Number of Type Established
Students Academics
University of Veterinary Medicine ÁTE Medical school 1851 / 1952 / 2016
Corvinus University BCE 17,879 867 Business school 1920 / 1948 / 1990
Budapest Business School BGE 16,905 987 Business school 1857 / 2016
Budapest University of Technology and Economics BME 21,171 961 Institute of technology 1782
Eötvös Loránd University ELTE 24,685 1,600 Research university 1635 / 1777 / 1950
Franz Liszt Academy of Music LFZE 831 168 Music school 1875
Hungarian University of Fine Arts MKE 652 232 Art school 1871 / 2000
Hungarian Dance Academy MTE Art school / 2017
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design MOME 894 122 Art school 2001
National University of Public Service NKE 10,800 465 National university 2011 (1808)
Óbuda University OE 12,888 421 Institute of technology 1879 / 2000 / 2010
Semmelweis University SOTE 10,900 1,304 Medical school 1769 / 1969
Academy of Drama and Film SZFE 455 111 Art school 2000
University of Physical Education TE 2,500 220 Physical education 1925 / 2014

Ecclesiastical institutions of higher education[edit]

Institution Abbr. Number of Affiliation Established
Students Academics
Lutheran Theological University EHE 220 36 Lutheranism 1557
Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church KRE 4,301 342 Calvinism 1993 (1855)
Budapest University of Jewish Studies OR-ZSE 200 60 Judaism 1877
Pázmány Péter Catholic University PPKE 9,469 736 Catholic 1992 (1635)

Private or foundation institutions of higher education[edit]

Institution Abbr. Number of Established
Students Academics
Andrássy University Budapest ANNYE 200 51 2001
Budapest Metropolitan University METU 7,000 300 2001
Central European University CEU 1,380 399 1991
King Sigismund University ZSKE 2001

In the rest of the country[edit]

Public institutions of higher education[edit]

Institution Abbr. City Number of Type Established
Students Academics
University of Debrecen DE Debrecen 30,000 1,700 Classic university 1912 (1538)
University of Dunaújváros DUE Dunaújváros Applied science 1962
Eszterházy Károly University EKE Eger 7,000 700 Applied science 1774
University of Kaposvár KE Kaposvár Classic university 2000 (1961)
University of Miskolc ME Miskolc 9,513 536 Classic university 1949 (1735)
University of Nyíregyháza NYE Nyíregyháza 5,000 Applied science 2000
University of West Hungary NYME Sopron 2,700 684 2008 / 2000 / 1735
Pallasz Athéné University PAE Kecskemét 3,733 176 Institute of technology 2016 / 2000
University of Pannonia PE Veszprém 9,632 Applied science 1949 (1797)
University of Pécs PTE Pécs 21,816 1,854 Research university 1921 (1367)
Széchenyi István University SZE Győr 15,000 Institute of technology 1968 / 2002
Szent István University SZIE Gödöllő 19,000 Institute of technology 2000
University of Szeged SZTE Szeged 24,834 6,000 Research university 1872 (1581)

Privately or church funded universities[edit]

Universities in Budapest
Name Established City Type Students Academics
Aquincum Institute of Technology 2011 Budapest Private Institute of technology 50 41
International Business School 1991 Budapest Private Business school 800 155

Other Hungarian-language universities[edit]

Hungarian-language universities not in Hungary
Name Established City Type Country
Babeș-Bolyai University 1919 (1959) Cluj-Napoca Classic university Romania
Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute 1996 Berehove Classic university Ukraine
Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania 2001 Cluj-Napoca Classic university Romania
Selye János University 2004 Komárno Research university Slovakia
University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș 1945 (1948) Târgu Mureș Medical school Romania

Former universities[edit]

  • Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University (merged with others to form University of Szeged in 2000)
  • Attila József University (merged with others to form University of Szeged in 2000)
  • Debrecen University of Agricultural Sciences (merged with others to form University of Debrecen)
  • Franz Joseph University (ceased operation in 1945)
  • Gödöllő University of Agricultural Sciences (merged with others to form Szent István University in 2000)
  • Hungarian University of Applied Arts (renamed to Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in 2006)
  • Hungarian University of Physical Education (merged with Semmelweis University)
  • Imre Haynal University of Health Sciences Budapest (merged with Semmelweis University)
  • Janus Pannonius University (merged with others to form University of Pécs in 2000)
  • Lajos Kossuth University (merged with others to form University of Debrecen)
  • Miklós Zrínyi University of National Defence (merged with others to form National University of Public Service in 2012)
  • University Medical School of Debrecen (merged with others to form University of Debrecen)
  • University Medical School of Pécs (merged with others to form University of Pécs in 2000)
  • University of Horticulture and Food Industry (merged with others to form Szent István University in 2000)
  • University of Sopron (merged with others to form University of Western Hungary in 2000)
  • University of Veterinary Science (merged with others to form Szent István University in 2000)

Colleges of higher education[edit]

In Budapest[edit]

State funded[edit]

Privately or church funded[edit]

In the rest of the country[edit]

State funded[edit]

Privately or church funded[edit]

Former colleges of higher education[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]