List of universities and colleges in Hungary

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The Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Eotvos Lorand University, one of the oldest universities in Hungary, founded in 1635 20130612 Budapest 137.jpg
The Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University, one of the oldest universities in Hungary, founded in 1635
Rector's Council Hall of Budapest Business School, the first public business school in the world, founded in 1857 Iskola-Lotz3.JPG
Rector's Council Hall of Budapest Business School, the first public business school in the world, founded in 1857

Universities in Hungary have generally been instituted by Act of Parliament under the Higher Education Act. For new public universities and private universities, approval is required from the Ministry of responsible for the education and later from the Hungarian National Assembly. The Hungarian public higher education system includes universities and other higher education institutes, that provide both education curricula and related degrees up to doctoral degree and also contribute to research activities. In general, public Hungarian universities don't charge tuition fees.


The following is a list of universities and colleges of higher education in Hungary (listed alphabetically and grouped by location and funding), followed by a list of defunct institutions.


In Budapest

Public institutions of higher education

InstitutionAbbr.Number ofTypeEstablished
University of Veterinary Medicine ÁTE Medical school 1851 / 1952 / 2016
Corvinus University BCE17,879867 Business school 1920 / 1948 / 1990
Budapest Business School BGE16,905987 Business school 1857 / 2016
Budapest University of Technology and Economics BME21,171961 Institute of technology 1782
Eötvös Loránd University ELTE24,6851,600 Research university 1635 / 1777 / 1950
Franz Liszt Academy of Music LFZE831168 Music school 1875
Hungarian University of Fine Arts MKE652232 Art school 1871 / 2000
Hungarian Dance Academy MTE Art school / 2017
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design MOME894122 Art school 2001
National University of Public Service NKE10,800465 National university 2011 (1808)
Óbuda University OE12,888421 Institute of technology 1879 / 2000 / 2010
Semmelweis University SOTE10,9001,304 Medical school 1769 / 1969
Academy of Drama and Film SZFE455111 Art school 2000
University of Physical Education TE2,500220 Physical education 1925 / 2014

Ecclesiastical institutions of higher education

InstitutionAbbr.Number ofAffiliationEstablished
Lutheran Theological University EHE22036 Lutheranism 1557
Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church KRE8,717342 Calvinism 1993 (1855)
Budapest University of Jewish Studies OR-ZSE20060 Judaism 1877
Pázmány Péter Catholic University PPKE9,469736 Catholic 1992 (1635)

Private or foundation institutions of higher education

InstitutionAbbr.Number ofEstablished
Andrássy University Budapest ANNYE200512001
Budapest Metropolitan University METU7,0003002001
Central European University CEU1,3803991991
Milton Friedman University MILTON2001

In the rest of the country

Public institutions of higher education

InstitutionAbbr.CityNumber ofTypeEstablished
University of Debrecen DE Debrecen 30,0001,700 Classic university 1912 (1538)
University of Dunaújváros DUE Dunaújváros Applied science 1962
Eszterházy Károly University EKE Eger 7,000700 Applied science 1774
University of Kaposvár KE Kaposvár Classic university 2000 (1961)
University of Miskolc ME Miskolc 9,513536 Classic university 1949 (1735)
University of Nyíregyháza NYE Nyíregyháza 5,000 Applied science 2000
University of West Hungary NYME Sopron 2,7006842008 / 2000 / 1735
John von Neumann University NJE Kecskemét 6,510216 Institute of technology 2016 / 2000
University of Pannonia PE Veszprém 9,632 Applied science 1949 (1797)
University of Pécs PTE Pécs 21,8161,854 Research university 1921 (1367)
Széchenyi István University SZE Győr 15,000 Institute of technology 1968 / 2002
Szent István University SZIE Gödöllő 19,000 Institute of technology 2000
University of Szeged SZTE Szeged 24,8341400 Research university 1872 (1581)

Privately or church funded universities

Universities in Budapest
Aquincum Institute of Technology 2011 Budapest Private Institute of technology 5041
International Business School 1991 Budapest Private Business school 800155

Other Hungarian-language universities

Hungarian-language universities not in Hungary
Babeș-Bolyai University 1919 (1959) Cluj-Napoca Classic university Romania
Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute 1996 Berehove Classic university Ukraine
Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania 2001 Cluj-Napoca Classic university Romania
Selye János University 2004 Komárno Research university Slovakia
University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș 1945 (1948) Târgu Mureș Medical school Romania

Former universities

Colleges of higher education

In Budapest

State funded

Privately or church funded

In the rest of the country

State funded

Privately or church funded

Former colleges of higher education

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