Eötvös Loránd University
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) is the oldest and largest university in Hungary and it is the most popular higher education institution among applicants each year. As the leading research university in Hungary, the name of ELTE means knowledge, opportunities, competition, openness and community. Meet ELTE students and take a tour with us at ELTE in the centre of Budapest. Discover new opportunities and challenge your talent. Join the community of Eötvös Loránd University.
Top reasons to study here
- Best university of Hungary based on lecturer and student excellence
- It is at the top of Hungarian university rankings compiled by 15-25-year-olds
- Market research shows that it is one of the most popular Hungarian brands
- One of the highest ranking Hungarian university in the ARWU global university rankings
- The only Hungarian establishment among the top 200 European universities in the rankings compiled by the University of Leiden
- ELTE offers the widest range of higher education in Hungary
- 9 faculties
- According to 86% of our students, ELTE provides the best courses in their respective fields in the country
Eötvös Loránd University programs
about Eötvös Loránd University
ELTE, founded in 1635 and the longest continuously operating university of Hungary, serves the interests of high quality education and research, building upon the best European traditions. Motivated by the conviction that excellence in higher education is inconceivable without first-rate research, ELTE aims to represent both sides of the traditional concept of universitas at the best possible level: the creative community of instructors and students (universitas magistrorum et discipulorum) and the ideal of an institution actively engaged in the pursuit of various scientific and scholarly disciplines (universitas scientiarum).
A modern university with 380 year old traditions:
Over the last hundred years, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has had many world famous scientists and four Nobel Prize laureates among its teachers and alumni. The current number of students enrolled yearly has reached 33,000, and there is an academic staff of 1,800 highly-qualified teachers and researchers.
ELTE is internationally recognized and its programs are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee. The diplomas issued by Eötvös Loránd University are acknowledged worldwide and its course credits are transferable in all countries in the European Union.
Eötvös Loránd University, and the Hungarian higher education in general, takes part in the Bologna process. Accordingly, the consecutive training cycles of the higher education leading to a higher education degree are bachelor’s program (alapképzés), master’s program (mesterképzés) and doctoral program (doktori képzés). Bachelor’s and master’s courses are taught in consecutive cycles, in the form of divided training, or in cases specified by law in the form of undivided, one-tier training.
ELTE not only offers first-class education to the international community, but it is also a place where excellent research is undertaken. Research at ELTE comprises international collaborations, interdisciplinary approaches, modern laboratory infrastructure, and innovation. Our researchers run cutting-edge projects funded by the European Union and national institutions. Along with international partners, our research groups also establish strong connections with the industry.
ELTE finds it essential that students have quality help from their alma mater with forming their career besides offering them quality education.
ELTE Career Centre helps ELTE students plan their career in a conscious way and helps them prepare for their professional career after graduation.
1- ELTE career day
2- career training for international students
3- online career fair
- Services Of The Disability Center
- Pastoral Services
- career services
- sports facilities
- counseling center
- IT support
ELTE provides you or helps you finding a suitable accommodation throughout your studies. We distinguish two accommodation services: dormitories and housing.
The Dormitory Centre, a central department, offers hundreds of high quality and affordable places and strong community in the ELTE dormitories. More than half of the international students request a dormitory place. The Housing Office, its sub-department, helps you finding an accommodation according to your individual needs by our partners on the private market including apartment houses, flats, and hostels. They are harmonized so you can apply to both services at once.
Visitors and guest teachers coming only for a short time can get discount at our partner hotels.
The library network of the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has altogether about 4.3 million documents. The University Library Service (ULS), the ELTE library network was formed in 2009 and consists of more than 50 faculty, institute, department, dormitory, and school libraries. ULS was awarded the title ’Qualified Library’ in 2018, and its governing body is the Library Council. The collections of libraries are accessible via the electronic catalogue. Libraries have their own rules, so their opening hours and services may vary and are available on their own websites.
- Website – The website of the University Library Service (ULS), the network based on the cooperation of libraries working under the umbrella of the University, offers full-scale information about some 50 collections.
- Online catalogue – The online catalogue covers the collections of the member libraries of ULS, including books, journals, special and electronic documents, dissertations – nearly 1.6 items in all.
- ELTE Library WebApp
- Register membership online
- Checking loans
- Available databases
- Remote access
- Digital repository (EDIT)
- MTMT administration
- Adapted materials
- ELTE Library Browser
Most of the IT services required for university life can be accessed with an IIG ID, which will guide the students’ undergraduate years, giving them access to several other interfaces, including correspondence, Teams, and ELTE Wi-Fi.
When you arrive in Hungary, make sure that you have a health insurance with you that you can use for health care services during your stay in Hungary.
If you are a non-EEA student (coming from outside of the European Economic Area), you should consider which option suits your situation the best and what are you entitled to have.
Interested in the study environment at ELTE? Visit us on campus! We understand that selecting your studies is a difficult and important decision in your life. Therefore, we are organizing Open Days for interested international students where you can hear more about studying at ELTE, meet your future professors and walk around on the campus. If you cannot attend the event, you can always sign up for our campus tours or contact us to arrange an independent visit.
ELTE offers a wide range of sport activities for current and former ELTE students and employees.
TRAININGS FOR ELTE STUDENTS
As an ELTE student, you can take sport courses for credits. The courses are offered by the Physical Education and Sports Center and you can apply for these sport classes just like any other courses via the Neptun study system.
TRAININGS FOR PEOPLE WITH DESIRE FOR SPORT
The University Athletics Club offer trainings in over 40 different sports, both for women and men. If you cannot apply for a sport course via Neptun or you are not an ELTE student, but you would like to do some sport, select from the trainings offered by the University Athletics Club. These trainings especially recommended for international students.
MASS SPORTS EVENTS DURING THE SEMESTER
During the semester, ELTE offers a wide variety of sports events where you can freely try out various sports from the courses offered by the university.
ELTE Sport Kft. provides the infrastructural background of sporting activities of the students and professors and workers of the University.
- The Best University In Hungary (Hvg National Ranking 2018).
- Among The Top 300 Universities In Europe (Cwts Leiden Ranking).
- Elte Is In The Top 5% Of Higher Education Institutions Worldwide.
- ELte Is The Most Popular Higher Education Institution In Hungary (2019) Chosen By 30,000+ Students.
- Elte Has A Global Network Of Partnerships Involving Over 800 Higher Education Institutions.
- The oldest university operating continuously since its foundation in 1635.
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