Szent István University

4.2 out of 5 (64 ratings / 59 reviews) Gödöllő, Hungary
Szent István University (SZIU), one of Hungary’s most prominent institutions of higher education, consists of seven different faculties for study and research hosting approximately 11,000 students. 

Bachelor's programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



Szent István University's rich history dates back to the 18th century. With such a long history and legacy of excellence, Szent István University stands as a central pillar of higher education in Hungary and throughout the region.


Szent István University strives to become a leading and significant international institution of higher education and knowledge in the Carpathian Basin, uniquely unifying the spectrum of agriculture and other connected disciplines at a national level.

Our mission, in close cooperation with our partners, is to serve Hungary’s economic and social progress, as well as contribute to the renewal and development of the countryside and the field of agriculture with outstanding education, research and development, counselling, and innovation activities.


Research activity of the Szent István University (SZIU) has long term traditions. As recognition of its scientific activity SZIU received a qualification of "excellent university" in 2010. Scientific cooperation within the university and with other higher educational institutions, academic and research institutes is very important. It became more and more important to be in contact with the business sector as well.


Szent István University offers its students scientific advancement and professional opportunities on their career path, while offering highly elaborated, new generation training programmes to its  excellent students most committed to sciences. SZIU seeks to broaden and popularise agricultural career options as its primary mission.

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Housing services

  • The university has different places for housing. Where you will be placed depends on when you get your application in, where you want to be and whether you are graduate or undergraduate student.
  • When you come, you will have to pay a security deposit on the room.
  • You can arrive at any time to occupy the room, as the dormitory is open 24 hours, but it is best to notify the co-ordinator of your program or your advisor, so they can help you through the process of moving in.

Library services

  • Our library is a university library and also a national public scientific library which serves the alumni, tutors and researchers of the university faculties in Gödöll"o and as a public library serves also the people interested in scientific themes of the collection.
  • To use the library, you need to obtain a Library Card.

ICT services

Here at Szent István University we use centralized user management. It means the users can use the same identifier and password to access various IT systems. We call these identifiers SZIU ID. For SZIU students the SZIU ID is the same as the Neptun ID/ Neptun code.Szent István University is connected to Eduroam internet service, the global wifi service for academia.

Medical services

If you are an EU citizen, you can use your E111 card at every doctor's office (if not private practice) in case of emergency. Otherwise you have to pay for healthcare, but you can forward your bills to your insurance company for reimbursement, depending on your private insurance.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The university campuses, located throughout the country, are home to some beautiful buildings in Hungary, offering students and staff a comfortable, relaxing environment for the attainment of knowledge.
  • With parts of its history dating back well over two centuries, SZIU blends Hungary’s rich traditions with cutting-edge technology to meet the needs of its students in today’s competitive labour markets.

Sports facilities

  • Szent István University founded the SZIE Sport Kft. to manage the sports facilities which are owned by the institution. The company has the opportunity now to ensure the services on a higher quality for the SZIE citizens and for the people in the region.
  • The main goal of the SZIE Sport to ensure the background of the Sports Office, including the PE lessons and the freetime sport. From the incomes the company can develop the facilities and raise the quality of its service.
  • Or goal is to satisfy the demands which appeard in the region and to make a more seductive University with the help of the sport.


The course was validated in Malta by the NCFHE (National Commission for Further and Higher Education) which ensures the validity of the ECTS accreditation at Masters level in the European Union – stated Mr. Stephen D’Alessandro, the director of Advenio eAcademy, Malta. The training is very intensive and it sets high expectations, but these conditions guarantee the high level and the quality of the course for the students.

Student Reviews

Living in SZIU
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

A lot of teacher has left the University in the last 1 year. The online learning platform is lacking, most of the times unreachable. There is no Wi-fi connection, and also no place to sit, when we have a gap lesson. The one thing that’s really great is the society. I like the people who I am learning with.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Conducive to learning, I can see the effort of the professor to provide us good quality education.

MATE Review from a student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It's a developing and competent institute with new opportunities and research every year, during the covid times the management and teachers switched to digital education very fast and gracefully.

Gödöllő, Pest, Hungary

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