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Semmelweis Medical University of Budapest

Semmelweis Medical University was the first Hungarian medical university to offer medical course program in German (1983) and in English (1987). The English programs started four years later, in 1987. Nowadays, the university enrolls more than 200 new international students each year. Today, Semmelweis Medical University offer course of Medicine (6 years) in English and in German, Dentistry and pharmacy (5 years) in English.

Founded in 1769 as the Medical Faculty of the University of Nagyszombat, Semmelweis University is the oldest medical school in Hungary. The Faculty became independent medical school after World War II and has developed into a university that teaches medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health sciences, health management, as well as physical education and sport sciences.
The name of Semmelweis Medical University honors a former professor of the Medical Faculty between (1855-1865) who discovered the cause and prevention of puerperal fever Prof Ignác Semmelweis.

Students of the Semmelweis University have the option of participating in the following clinical training programs in the United States in New York Medical College and Medical Board of California. English program students can participate in clinical clerkships in approved California training sites.

Semmelweis’s programs have drawn students from Germany, Norway and Sweden, where limited spots in medical schools have made the application process extremely competitive, as well as from Middle Eastern countries including Iran and Israel, USA and UK.
For Europeans, who typically have access to medical schools in their home countries for almost no charge, such fees can seem high. However, the costs are comparatively affordable for students from the United States, where even in-state tuition at public universities can exceed $30,000 a year.

The Semmelweis University seeks motivated candidates for the program with a solid background in Biology, Chemistry and English (student must pass an entrance exam in English). The application deadline is in April of each year and the course starts in September.

At the end, the degrees granted in English and German are identical to those granted at the Hungarian program: Doctor of Medicine (dr. med.), Doctor of Dentistry (dr. med. dent.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.).


Semmelweis Medical University: Tuition fees and cost

Medical study Tuition fees at (English courses) university are paid in 2 installments. Tuition fees are fall less expensive compared to fees in USA, Canada, and UK etc.

  • Medicine:USD 8,750 / semester
  • Dentistry: USD 8,750 / semester
  • Pharmacy: USD 6,000 / semester

NB: The first year tuition fee (+ the registration fee – USD 200 payable in the 1st semester) should be paid in two installments (unless the
Hungarian Visa regulations have different conditions.


  • General Medicine: 4-(graduate) & 6-year program
  • Veterinary Medicine: 6-year program
  • Dentistry: 5 to 6-year program
  • Pharmacy: 5 to 6-year program
  • Nursing: 3 to 4-year program
  • Physiotherapy: 3 to 4-year program
  • Medical specialisation: 3 to 6-year program
  • Etc.

Leading to qualifications approved by GMC, GDC, RCVS,
HCPC, NMC in UK and recognised in all over the world.


Phone: +40733811711; +40760100128