Hungary - Introduction

country: Hungary

Due to the Bologna Declaration signed by Hungary in 1999 a three-cycle system has been introduced since 1 September 2006 although students who have started their studies in the one long cycle system can fi .

Following upper secondary education the (Hungarian) system offers education at bachelor level that lasts 3-4 years (except for secondary-level teacher training), which can be followed by master level course(s) for another 1-2 years. (master level public servant) The third cycle provides doctoral training. Besides multicycle courses, there are a few fields of education where education and training remained one long cycle course.

The programmes that last 5-6 years former system, the educational phase until the completion of university studies ( egyetemi képzés )or főiskola

The admission criterion to PhD courses is a university ( egyetem )degree, or a Master’s degree.

Professional higher education training programmes can follow any degrees (Bachelor’s or Master’s). They involve specialization in a field of study, but do not lead to another degree (a certificate is awarded on completion).

Higher vocational training is a training carried out (for example) by a tertiary institution, admission criterion is a school leaving examination (érettségi vizsga). A higher vocational certificate is awarded at completion.

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Date: 2009
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