Over the last years, the number of Erasmus students coming to Hungary has increased strongly. According to stats released by ec.europa.eu, the European Commission’s website, Hungary is the 18th most popular destination country out of a 34-nation field. We have collected the statistics of the Tempus Public Foundation and the European Commission to show the direction of this social process.
The European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU. The Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is a non-profit organization established in 1996 by the Hungarian Government, with the task of managing international cooperation programmes and special projects in the field of education, training and EU-related issues.
The rates of the Erasmus students about Hungary
According to the reports of the Tempus Public Foundation and the European Commission, the number of incoming students exceeded the number of outgoing students from Hungary. In the last 4 years, the number of incoming students slowly approached the number of outgoing ones, but in the 2013/2014 semester the number of the incoming Erasmus students passed over the number of the outgoing ones by 765 students. Within the traineeships and learning programs included in the Erasmus programme, the total of incoming students were 4764 persons. In the same year in 2013, the total of outgoing students amounted to 4025.
Erasmus students are here from all around the Continent
The capital of Hungary is originally and historically a multi-cultural metropolitan city according to that it is one of the most defining cities in the Central European region. Although there is a saying suggesting that Budapest is the heart of Europe but for sure it is a New York in the heart of Europe. Let’s see where are most of the students comes from who choose to study in the Hungarian capital. Tempus Public Foundation reports the highest number of exchange students arrives from France, Germany, Turkey, Spain and Romania. Although from Romania there are many of ethnic Hungarian students from Transylvania, the students from the western and southern part of Europe might be motivated to come to Hungary because of the well-known and high quality university education and the nightlife of Budapest.
The most popular Universities of Hungary for foreign students
Four out of the five most popular universities are located in the capital. From the countryside, the University of Szeged is the only one in the Top 5. All of the universities have been showing an increasing numbers of foreign students year after year. For exampl,e the Eötvös Loránd University has doubled the number of foreign students in the last 6 years.
Statistics by the report of the Tempus Public Foundation
via: The statistics of Tempus Public Foundation; index.hu; ec.europa.eu/education
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