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Hungary's higher education system consists of public, private universities and colleges offering a wide range of subjects. The Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture oversees higher education while the Hungarian Accreditation Committee assesses the quality of educational institutions. Hungarian universities also offer PhD degrees, while colleges only offer bachelor's and master's degrees.

Languages ​​of instruction are Hungarian, English, German and French, depending on the university. In general, Hungarian educational institutions offer full-time, part-time and distance learning programs.

The Bachelor (BA, BSc.) lasts three to four years (6-8 quarters). Some schools, such as Medicine, Law, Dentistry and some Art schools, offer single programs of 10-12 four months which are completed with the acquisition of the Master's degree. The Master (MA, MSc.) lasts one to two additional years (2-4 quarters), with the exception of the Master for teachers which lasts 5 quarters. Masters in fields such as Medicine, Dentistry and Law take five to six years. The PhD takes an additional three years.

The admission process to Hungarian Universities takes place in two quarters. Deadlines for foreign language programs may differ from the normal admission dates at Hungarian universities. Candidates are eligible to apply for an unlimited number of places under these procedures.

Applicants are admitted to their chosen place if their scores meet the scores set by the universities, as well as the order of universities and places chosen by the applicants.

Students have the possibility to rent a room in student residences where there is availability, since the demand in student residences is always greater. Admission to a student residence depends on the student's financial background and score. Selection criteria are regulated by various local student governments. Also, students can rent apartments since the rents are relatively low. Those who wish to live in university dormitories find it easier to be admitted to them if they are already attending a program. Universities that do not provide student housing help students find housing. Rental fees vary by region.

Tuition fees vary and range for: Bachelor from €2,250 per quarter, Medicine from €4,800 per quarter, Master from €2,750 per quarter and Ph.D from €4,500 per quarter. Despo Kyrmitsi, BSc, MA Career and Vocational Guidance Consultant

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