List of Universities in Hungary – Hungarian University Ranking

List of Colleges and Universities in Hungary

1Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem

Eötvös Loránd University is a Hungarian public research university based in Budapest. Founded in 1635, ELTE is one of the largest and most prestigious public higher education institutions in Hungary.

2Közép-Európai Egyetem

Central European University is a private research university accredited in Austria, Hungary, and the United States, with campuses in Vienna and Budapest. The university is known for its strength in the social sciences and humanities, low student-faculty ratio, and international student body.

3Budapesti Muszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem

The Budapest University of Technology and Economics, official abbreviation BME, is the most significant University of Technology in Hungary and is considered the world’s oldest institute of Technology which has university rank and structure. It was the first institute in Europe to train engineers at the university level.

4Szegedi Tudományegyetem

The University of Szeged is a large research university in Hungary. It is located in Hungary’s third-largest city, Szeged, in Csongrád County in the Southern Great Plain. The University is one of Hungary’s most important universities and is among the most prominent higher education institutions in Central Europe. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2003, 2004, 2005), it was ranked 203rd–300th in the complete list (in a tie), 80th–123rd in the scientific ranking of European universities, and first in the Hungarian national ranking.

5Debreceni Egyetem

The University of Debrecen is a university located in Debrecen, Hungary. It is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Hungary (since 1538). The university has a well-established program in the English language for international students, particularly in the medical field, which first established education in English in 1986. There are nearly 6000 international students studying at the university. Until 2014 technical Academy Awards (Oscars) have been awarded to five former students.

6Pécsi Tudományegyetem

The University of Pécs is an institution of higher education in Hungary. Although the year 1367 appears in the seal of the university, it is not a successor of the medieval university founded in Pécs in 1367 by Louis I of Hungary. More than 20,000 students presently attend the University of Pécs, approximately 4,000 of whom are international students studying in English or German.

7Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem

Corvinus University of Budapest is a university in Budapest, Hungary. Corvinus University of Budapest is a research university oriented towards education. The university currently has an enrollment of approximately 14,500 students, offering educational programs in business administration, economics, and social sciences. Corvinus University accepts students at six faculties and offers courses leading to degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level in specializations taught in Hungarian, English, French, or German.

8Semmelweis Egyetem

Semmelweis University is a research-led medical school in Budapest, Hungary founded in 1769. Its 250 years of tradition and unique focus on health care made it one of the leading universities of medicine and health sciences in Hungary and the Central European region.

9Miskolci Egyetem

The University of Miskolc is the largest university of Northern Hungary.

10Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem

Pázmány Péter Catholic University is a private university in and near Budapest, Hungary, belonging to the Catholic Church and recognized by the state. Founded in 1635, the PPCU is one of Hungary’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. The Faculty of Theology was established by archbishop Péter Pázmány in Nagyszombat, the Kingdom of Hungary in 1635. The university is located in three cities: the Rectors’ Office, the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Information Technology, and the Postgraduate Institute of Canon-Law is located in Budapest. The campus of the Vitéz János Faculty of Teaching is in Esztergom, around the Esztergom Basilica. The campus of the Faculty of Humanities is in Piliscsaba, in the vicinity of Budapest.

11Szent István Egyetem

Established in 2000, Szent István Egyetem (Szent István University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Gödöllo (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Pest. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Budapest, Szarvas, Beregszász, Csíkszereda, Zenta, Komárom.

12Óbudai Egyetem

The Óbuda University named after Óbuda, a part of Budapest, is a technical university in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded in 2000 as Budapest Tech with the merging of three polytechnical institutes. With nearly 13,000 students it is one of the largest technical universities in the country. Having complied with the requirements, the institution was promoted to university status on 1 January 2010 under the name of Óbuda University.

13Eszterházy Károly Egyetem

The Eszterházy Károly University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1774 in Eger. In 1989 it was renamed after its founder Bishop Károly Eszterházy. The number of students is 8602. The establishment’s buildings are scattered throughout the city, the largest and oldest among them was built in baroque style lyceum.

14Soproni Egyetem

The main campus of the University of Sopron is located in Sopron, Hungary. The school traces its roots to 1735.

15Liszt Ferenc Zenemuvészeti Egyetem

The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is a music university and a concert hall in Budapest, Hungary, founded on November 14, 1875.

16Pannon Egyetem

The University of Pannonia is a university located in Veszprém, Hungary. It was founded in 1949 and is organized in five faculties: Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Agriculture, Economics and Information Technology.

17Budapesti Metropolitan Egyetem

Budapest Metropolitan University is an accredited private institute of higher education in Budapest, Hungary. It is formally known as the Budapest Metropolitan University or budapesti Metropolitan Egyetem.

18Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem

The University of Public Service is a higher educational institution in Budapest, Hungary. Established in 2012, it is one of the youngest universities in Central and Eastern Europe, however, its faculties as former independent colleges look back much earlier.

19Moholy-Nagy Muvészeti Egyetem

The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, former Hungarian University of Arts and Design, is located in Budapest, Hungary. Named after László Moholy-Nagy, the university offers programs in art, architecture, designer and visual communication.

20Nyíregyházi Egyetem

Nyíregyházi Egyetem is the largest higher education institution in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, 2000. January 1, was established in Nyíregyháza College under the name of George Bessenyei Teacher Training College and the Godollo Agricultural University – Faculty of Agricultural Colleg fusion. transformed into the University of Applied Sciences on 1 January. It trains students in a number of fields: agriculture, humanities, economics, informatics, engineering, art mediation, teacher training, sports science, social sciences, and science training.

21Magyar Képzomuvészeti Egyetem

The Hungarian University of Fine Arts is the central Hungarian art school in Budapest, Andrássy Avenue. It was founded in 1871 as the Hungarian Royal Drawing School and has been called the University of Fine Arts since 2001.

22Neumann János Egyetem

Neumann János Egyetem was established on July 1, 2016, with the integration of the former Kecskemét College and the Szolnok College. Kecskemét College was established in 2000 with the integration of three colleges, thus becoming the largest college in the Southern Great Plain region. The formerly independent institutions now operate as faculties of the János Neumann University: GAMF Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, Faculty of Horticulture and Rural Development, Faculty of Teacher Education, and Faculty of Economics. The Faculty of Management of Szolnok, operating as the 5th faculty of the university, joined the University of Debrecen on August 1, 2019, through a spin-off merger.

23Széchényi István Egyetem

The Széchenyi István University is located in Győr and Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary. The university was established in 1968. It has an excellent reputation in electrical and mechanical engineering and has a partnership with the German car manufacturer Audi.

24Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem

Budapest Business School (Hungarian: Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem or BGE) is a public university business school specializing in business studies and social sciences located in Budapest, Hungary. Founded in 1857 by merchants and bankers of Austria-Hungary in order to establish the economic vocational training of higher education in the empire and in Central Europe. It is the oldest public business school in the world, and the second oldest among business schools, after the ESCP Europe.

25Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (Hungarian: Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem) is a Christian university in Budapest, Hungary. The university has more than 7000 students. The university has four faculties and offers courses leading to degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

26Kodolányi János Egyetem

Kodolányi János University abbreviated KJU is a higher education institution in Hungary, having its main campus in Budapest, but also has regional campuses in Székesfehérvár and Orosháza. Its Hungarian abbreviation is KJE. The university was founded in 1992.

27Andrássy Universität Budapest

Andrássy University Budapest is a private university in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Andrássy University Budapest was founded in 2001 and is the only completely German-language university outside the German-speaking countries.

28International Business School

International Business School (Hungarian: IBS Nemzetközi Üzleti Főiskola) is an accredited private college in Budapest, Hungary. It was founded in 1991 by Prof. István Tamás, a Hungarian businessman. International Business School Budapest (Hungary) offers degree programs in partnership with The University of Buckingham (UK) in Budapest and Vienna campuses. It was accredited in Hungary, UK, the EU, and the USA. The graduates of this university receive the diploma of the University of Buckingham.

29Dunaújvárosi Egyetem

University of Dunaújváros (Dunaújvárosi Egyetem) is located in Hungary. The education center in Dunaújváros offers bachelor course Computer Engineer BSc, Engineering Business Management BSc, Communication and Media BA, Business Administration BA, Material Engineering BSc, Mechanical Engineer BSc, and master course Teacher of Engineering degrees.

30Gábor Dénes Foiskola

Dennis Gabor College is a private educational institution in Budapest, Hungary. It was established in 1992 and named after the Hungarian physicist Dennis Gabor. Since its foundation, the College has been operating programs of IT-themed courses.

31Eötvös József Foiskola

Eötvös József Foiskola in a 1870 academic institution founded in Baja. The predecessor of the college, the Baja State Teacher Training Institute, was founded in 1870 on the basis of a bill by József Eötvös . on October 17. From 7 September 1959, teacher training will take place at the tertiary level instead of the previous secondary level. On September 1, 1962, the National Water Directorate established the Higher Technical School of Water Management. The Technical School was attached to the Faculty of Water Management of the Budapest University of Technology in 1970, and in 1979 to the Mihály Pollack Technical College in Pécs.

32Edutus Egyetem

The University Edutus (Edutus Egyetem) formed by the merger of the College of Modern Business Studies and John Harsanyi College academic institution with a young, dynamic, environmentally conscious university functioning. The main aim of the University of Edutus is to strengthen the character of a “knowledge center” by strengthening its relations with the public education and business spheres and building new ways of cooperation so that its services can promote the competitiveness of the region.

33Milton Friedman Egyetem

The University of Milton Friedman (Milton Friedman Egyetem) state-accredited private higher education institutions in Békásmegyer. After a successful accreditation procedure, King Sigismund College started its educational activities after the 2000 amendment of the Higher Education Act. The college took the name of the Hungarian king Sigismund of Luxembourg, who founded the second Hungarian university in Óbuda in 1395. Between 2001 and 2005, the college graduated in international relations, human resource manager, communication and cultural management after four years, and in cultural management after three years.

34Színház- és Filmmuvészeti Egyetem

The Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest is an educational institution founded in 1865 in Budapest, Hungary. It became a university in 2000 and the name was changed to University of Theatre and Film Arts.

35Debreceni Református Hittudományi Egyetem

The Debrecen Reformed Theological University, in English translation also known as the Debrecen University of Reformed Theology, is the successor of the Debrecen Reformed College.

36Wesley János Lelkészképzo Foiskola

The John Wesley Theological College (Wesley János Lelkészképzo Foiskola) is a Hungarian church-run higher education institution based in Budapest. It is maintained by the Hungarian Evangelical Brotherhood, and the rector is Dr. Gábor Iványi. It launches courses in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

37Magyar Táncmuvészeti Egyetem

The Hungarian University of Dance (Magyar Táncmuvészeti Egyetem ) is a higher education institution in Hungary. It was founded in 1950 as the State Ballet Institute, in 1983 it received the rank of a college, and in 1990 its name was changed to the Hungarian College of Dance.

38Tomori Pál Foiskola

Tomori Pál College or Tomori Pál Főiskola TPKF (TPF) – private higher education institution in Hungary. TPF became active in 2004. Tomori Pál College has earned itself a position in the top 30 best educational institutions of Hungary.

39Wekerle Sándor Üzleti Foiskola

Wekerle Business School (Wekerle Sándor Üzleti Foiskola) is a private college in Budapest, Hungary.

40Esztergomi Hittudományi Fõiskola

Established in 1566, Esztergomi Hittudományi Fõiskola (Esztergom Theological College) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Esztergom (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Komarom-Esztergom. Officially recognized by the Magyar Felsooktatási Akkreditációs Bizottság (Hungarian Accreditation Committee), Esztergomi Hittudományi Fõiskola (ESzHF) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: under-250 students) coeducational Hungarian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion.

41Adventista Teológiai Fõiskola

The Adventist Theological College (Adventista Teológiai Fõiskola) is a church-run college in Pécel. In 2019, UniRank ranked 41st in Hungary and 11667th in the world.


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