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Stressful Times for Students: University Entry Points to be Revealed

Hungary Today 2023.07.21.

This year has seen the highest number of applicants to higher education since 2011. Although the most popular universities and courses are relatively stable, there are some surprises as well. Next Wednesday evening, July 26, when the admission thresholds are announced, the number of students admitted to the selected institutions and courses will be revealed, reports Világgazdaság.

This year there will be a number of parties in Budapest and in several rural towns and villages, preparing for the big announcement, and although they are free of charge, you still have to register for the one in the capital, organized at Budapest Park.

The announcement of the thresholds itself will take place on July 26 at 8:00 pm, when mobile phones will be beeping

if you have reached the required number of points and provided your phone number when you applied. You will be notified via text message.

There are three main factors that determine the admissions’ final score:

  • the first is obviously the score of the applicant
  • the second is the number of applicants for the course
  • the third is the capacity of the course.

These decides the success of the admission procedure, i.e. whether the applicant is admitted to the higher education institution and course he/she wishes to study. If there are more applicants than places available, the line is drawn between the applicants ranked by their scores.

For those who fall below this threshold, the second ranked institution will then come into play, and if the score is good enough, the prospective school is found.

Obviously, the thresholds for points are extremely variable. Last year, the Corvinus University of Budapest’s English-language course in international management was the winner, with 478 out of a maximum of 500 points required to get in. Then came the Hungarian language course in international studies with only one point less, 477 points, while the law course at ELTE came in third, with 475 points.

The top ten education courses required no less than 466 points and, of course, ELTE remains the most popular university,

however, in addition to the traditional institutions in the capital, those in the countryside are becoming increasingly popular.

The three most popular courses in the country are stable: economics and management, business and marketing, and psychology.

Law, finance and accountancy, and international management have slipped down a place or two, while communications and media studies have moved in the opposite direction, and aware of the problems and mood surrounding healthcare,

nursing and patient care is now, to our surprise, on the podium.

A total of 126,449 people applied for higher education this year – the oldest applicant is 75 years old and wants to study German studies, and the second oldest is a 74-year-old who wants to become an interpreter – a 34% increase on last year and the highest number since 2011.

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Via Világgazdaság, Featured photo via Felvi.hu

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