This article will focus on Hungary, and what it is like to study medicine here. We will work to inform you about fees, entry requirements, application procedures and more. 


It takes about six years to complete a course in medicine in Hungary.  

These are, like most other medical courses, split into two sections, pre-clinical and clinical. 

In the pre-clinical years, you will spend most of the time learning theory in classrooms, conducting experiments and so on. 

When you reach the clinical part of your studies you will be given the opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to work in a hospital setting.  

Even though the course is taught in English, by the time you get to the clinical aspect of your studies you will need to know at least some of the Hungarian language as you will need to interact with patients in the Hungarian hospitals. 


  • If your course of choice is being taught in English, you will need to prove your English proficiency.  
  • This can be done by passing the IELTS, or any other internationally recognised English language test and providing the university with the certificate. 
  • The subjects you need to have taken mainly include chemistry and biology. 
  • These need to have been taken at A-level or anything equivalent to that and passed with good grades. 
  • The specific grade requirements will differ depending on the university, but usually, you shouldn’t have scored anything below a B. 


  • You will need to take a two and a half-hour long written test, this will test your knowledge of English, chemistry, biology and medical English.  
  • The second part of this test will include an interview where you will talk to a professor from the university about medical topics.  
  • The university sites will provide you with the material you can use to revise for this test. 


When it comes to applying to a university in Hungary, you can do so by going to this website. https://apply.studyinhungary.eu/ 

Here you can find the course you want to apply to, fill out the application, upload all the documents they might ask of you, and submit it to them. 

Some of the documents they might ask for include  

  • Your grades 
  • Letter of motivation 
  • Your CV 
  • Reference letter 
  • Copy of your passport 


  • You will have until about the middle of February to submit your application.  
  • However, this might differ depending on the university that you are applying to.  


  • International students studying medicine in Hungary will pay between £10,000 and £14,000 a year. 


  • If you come from a country that has diplomatic relations with Hungary and are applying for a bachelor’s or a master’s degree, then you might qualify for the fully funded Stipendium Hungarian Scholarship.  
  • The recipient of this scholarship does not have to pay tuition fees.  
  • They will receive medical insurance. 
  • A £100 monthly allowance 
  • And either a free dorm room or £90 a month towards rent for the length of the scholarship. 

We hope you found this article useful. If you would like to read up on more countries and how they may differ when it comes to their universities, and application procedures and so on, please do have a look at our other articles on this topic, where we focus on other countries. 

If you are considering studying abroad why don’t you discuss your prospects and opportunities with experts at Lurnable’s dedicated study abroad counselling division LurnPathways?

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