The announcement of the results of the supplementary admissions on Monday marked the end of the most successful higher education admission process in the past 10 years, the Ministry of Culture and Innovation’s State Secretary said in a video posted on his Facebook page Monday.
According to Balázs Hankó, 106,691 people have been admitted to a “renewed, competitive, and attractive Hungarian higher education.” He added that a 28 percent increase in the number of applicants was already reported at the end of July.
Thanks to the fact that twice as many students were admitted to universities in this year’s additional admissions compared to last year, 33 percent more students will start their studies in September,”
Hankó stressed that it is unique in Europe that almost eight out of ten students will be able to start their studies with a state scholarship from September this year. He noted it was also gratifying that an exceptionally large number of students had applied to study teaching, as well as mathematics, science, engineering, and computer science.
He added that the average score was increased by six points compared to last year, “meaning that the points are more valuable in terms of access to Hungarian higher education.”
In short, it is good to be a Hungarian university student today,”
the State Secretary concluded in his video.
In 2021, the government adopted a proposal
to change the model of higher education institutions. This meant that the majority of universities were removed from the scope of direct state-run institutions, and the rights of founders and maintainers were transferred to trusts established specifically for this purpose. The government’s aim was to ensure the country’s competitiveness and efficiency of its universities, while expanding “academic freedom.” Recently news
came that thanks to the model change, international rankings and results of Hungarian universities are much better than they were a few years ago. Now, eleven Hungarian universities are now in the top five percent of the world’s nearly 30,000 universities, according to Times Higher Education
Via Ungarn Heute, Featured image via Facebook/Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem – ELTE