Students fleeing the war in Ukraine are welcome to apply for study places at University of Sopron as described at http://etk.uni-sopron.hu/welcomes-students. Those succesfully enrolled
may apply for CEEPUS or Erasmus+ grants.
Support within international scholarship programmes has been initiated by Tempus Public Foundation in charge of the manegement of both the CEEPUS and Erasmus+ programmes in Hungary.
On the 19th of April, after the Easter Holiday, the Department of International Affairs paid a visit on the Faculty of Wood Sciences and Creative Industries. The meeting was a prosperous talk with the vice-dean, Dr. Zoltán Pásztory, and the Erasmus and Stipendium Hungaricum Coordinator, Veronika Tolvaj. From the International Office, Dr. habil. Zoltán Szabó, Barbara Lakatos and Boróka Buzsáki attended the conversation. They gathered topics that should be discussed and also made some decisions about further cooperation opportunities. From both parties’ point of view, it is also important to strengthen the international relations and put emphasis on the study programs offered in English. The effort and willingness shown from the Faculty is appreciated and it is making the cooperation smooth. In the future it will get more accent to work together even closer in some projects and strengthening the visibility of the University on an even broader scale.
Right after this prosperous meeting, on the 20th of April, the Department of International Affairs visited the Faculty of Forestry. Dr. Bálint Heil, dean, Dr. Gábor Kovács and Dr. Kornél Czimber vice-deans, and the Erasmus and Stipendium Hungaricum Coordinators Dr. Andrea Vágvölgyi, Dr. Andrea Vityi and Dr. Ferenc Facskó attended from the side of the Faculty.
The aim of the discussion was to deepen the relationship between the Faculty of Forestry and the Department of International Affairs and give a clear picture of the strategy from both parties. The conversation opened new prospects and opportunities, which can be further negotiated.
In the following semesters we will organise these kind of meetings with all the Faculties, beside the monthly International Newsletter. This type of communication makes the understanding easier and it helps to gain more trust and collaboration between departments.
We would like to thank for all five Faculties of the University of Sopron for the effort, the ideas and the cooperation throughout the spring semester and hope for the smooth future work as well.
On the 6th of April representatives of the University of Sopon had a particularly successful strategic meeting with the Indonesian Ministry of Education. Our delegation involved Dr. habil. Zoltán Szabó PhD MBA, Director of International Affairs, Ms Barbara Lakatos, Coordinator of International Affairs and Prof. Dr. Csilla Obádovics PhD, head of the István Széchenyi Doctoral School.
On the 6th of April 2022 representatives of the University of Sopron Director of International Affairs Dr. habil. Zoltán Szabó PhD MBA and Coordinator of International Affairs Ms. Barbara Lakatos have visited two embassies in order to strengthen our university’s international relationships and expand its cooperation opportunities. At the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco H.E. Ambassador Mrs. Karima Kabbaj; at the Embassy of Pakistan Deputy Head of Mission Mr. Hafeez Soomro have welcomed them.
STUDENTS AT RISK PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS FLEEING THE WAR IN UKRAINE
The Students at Risk Programme is a subprogramme of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme and it is supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and managed by the Tempus Public Foundation. Its aim is to provide higher education scholarships supporting the students in continuing their studies that they started in Ukraine and earning a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in Hungary.
The Calls for Applications are now open for students fleeing the war in Ukraine. All applications shall be submitted through the online application system of Tempus Public Foundation until the application deadline.
Application deadline: 30 April 2022 – 23:59 CET
Study programmes available at the University of Sopron
- International Business Economics BSc
- Tourism and Catering BSc
- Timber Industry Engineering BSc
- International Economy and Business MSc
- Environmental Engineering MSc
- Nature Conservation Engineering MSc
- Timber Industry Engineering MSc
- István Széchenyi Doctoral School of Economics and Management
- Jozsef Cziraki Doctoral School of Wood Sciences and Technologies
- Roth Gyula Doctoral School of Forestry and Wildlife Management Sciences
The Students at Risk Programme is available for students who had a student status at any recognised higher education institution in Ukraine on 24 February 2022 and fled to Hungary because of the war in Ukraine. There are two different Calls for Applications announced:
- one for Ukrainian citizens (including dual citizenship, except for Ukrainian-Hungarian dual citizens), and
- one for international students with third-country citizenship from – currently 81 – countries listed in the Call for Application; from the partner countries of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme.
The scholarship holders are entitled to a tuition-free education, a monthly stipend (HUF 43,700 at bachelor’s, master’s and one-tier master’s level and HUF 140,000/180,000 at doctoral level), accommodation contribution or free dormitory place, and medical insurance.
The applicants can decide whether they would like to start their studies in spring 2022 or choose to apply for studies starting in autumn 2022, therefore the Programme is suitable for both currently staying in Hungary and those who left but undertake to return to Hungary.
Calls for Applications
The Calls for Applications contain all further details including e.g. information about the application documents that should be uploaded and the selection procedure.
Students at Risk Call for Applications for Ukrainian citizens: https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/uploads/2020/03/StaR_Call_for_Applications_Ukrainian_citizens.pdf
Students at Risk Call for Applications for third-country citizens: https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/uploads/2020/03/StaR_Call_for_Applications_third_country_citizens.pdf