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Welcome to the homepage of exchange programmes! If you have chosen Hungary as the place of study/placement in one of the exchange programmes, you will need to know a few things about the country, the town, the university and the programmes.
Miskolc is situated in the north-eastern part of Hungary at the so-called Miskolc Gate, where the mountains of the Highlands become hills and the Sajó and Hernád rivers flow towards the Great Hungarian Plain. From the Avas hill a beautiful view opens to the surrounding area: to the north the 2,000-meter high peaks of the Tatras, to the south the Great Hungarian Plain, to the west the Bükk mountains climb over the horizon, and to the east the Tokaj Hill can be seen above the royal wine-district. Here, at the intersection of the two geographical regions, lies today's Miskolc , the 3 rd largest town in Hungary , with a population of 200,000.
The territory of and around the city was inhabited as early as prehistoric times. Throughout the centuries the town gained more and more importance and by the 14th century it became a commercial and market town. The town was not favoured by history: the Turkish, then the Habsburg occupation, the struggles of wars of independence, several floods, fires and epidemics caused huge devastation, however, development did not stop, on the contrary, it speeded up in the years of industrialisation in the 2nd half of the 19th century. This was the time when the foundations of heavy industry (iron works, blast furnace, plate mill works) were laid down. No wonder that after World War II, up to 1990, this region was the country's main heavy industrial centre. With the shift from the socialist era into market economy, the town faced serious new problems and challenges which were brought about by the degeneration of industry and growing unemployment. Though many of the problems live on, the town has found its place, role and image in the new era. From the former city of heavy industry it has grown into a modern commercial and cultural centre of the North–Hungarian region.
As you are going to spend a short period of your life in this town, you cannot miss the opportunity of visiting its famous and peculiar sights, and also its picturesque surroundings. Some of them can easily be reached on foot from downtown, others are a bit farther off and you have to take a bus. Discover the town and enjoy its values. Here is a short list of what is worth seeing: National Theatre, Avas Hill with its TV tower and the ancient Calvinist Church at its foot, Greek Orthodox Church and Museum, Herman Ottó Museum , Diósgyőr Castle , Lillafüred, Palace Hotel and the lake, Tapolca, Cave Bath.
Leisure time activities
The majority of shops, supermarkets, stores, shopping centres, plazas and the traditional market are concentrated in the centre of the town within a relatively short radius. If you start walking from Spar supermarket to any direction along the main roads, you will surely find what you need in a few minutes. Similarly, you will come across post offices and banks. There are some hypermarkets (Auchan, Metro, Tesco, Lidl, Aldi) in the outskirts of the town; they can be reached easily and directly by city buses. In most supermarkets you can pay with bank card.
The town can boast of a vivid cultural life and offers a wide choice of leisure time activities too. Cinemas and multiplex movies can be found downtown, along Széchenyi Street , in Szinvapark shopping centre and Miskolc Plaza . If you want to have a good meal or just a snack, or to drink something and have a pleasant chat with friends, you will surely bump into a nice restaurant or café. The theatre offers performances in all kinds of genres from the palette of Hungarian and world literature and music. Permanent and temporary exhibitions are on display in the Art Gallery and the museums. The theatre, the churches and Bartók Béla Music Institute ( Palace of Music ) often host concerts of classical music. One of the most famous musical events is the series of organ concerts in the Avas Church. The town has its own Symphony Orchestra, and the Music Institute has its own choir. If you are interested in pop/rock music, just be attentive and look for the big posters all over the town to know the place and date of concerts. You can practice body training in one of the numerous gyms and fitness centres, or you can go to the swimming pool. You may long for a walk in a picturesque environment, to breathe some fresh air and have a peaceful recreation: your wish comes true if you go to Lillafüred, Tapolca or the Bükk Mountains.
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In 1949, Act XXIII of the Hungarian Parliament decreed: "for the advancement of higher educational technical training, a technical university for heavy industry is to be established in Miskolc. The university will contain faculties of mining, metallurgical and mechanical engineering."
The university in the North-Eastern region of Hungary dates its existence back to 1735, when the Court Chamber of Vienna founded a school of mining and metallurgy in order to train specialists according to the requirements of the industrial revolution, and to upgrade precious metal and copper mining in Hungary. This school of mining and metallurgy, the predecessor of the Faculties of Earth Science and Engineering and Materials Science Engineering operated in Selmecbánya until 1919, then in Sopron until 1949. It was the first HEI set up by the state in the territory of the Hapsburg Empire, and, at the same time, the first HEI in the field of technology in the world. In 1949 the two faculties moved to Miskolc and were complemented by the newly established Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Since that time new faculties have emerged, making the university a real universitas which embraces a wide-range of sciences and specialisations. As a result of the integration of HEIs, Comenius Teacher Training College in Sárospatak also merged into the framework of the university. And development will never stop: there are endeavours to further widen the many-sided training character of the institution, combined with the large-scale modernisation of premises, IT and infrastructural background, and construction of new facilities. The 21st century sees a reborn and revived university of high standards, but it is one which still sticks to its traditions, facing the challenges in all aspects of life.
The university continues to be a research centre too: the scientific and research work in the research centres at and around the university are the firm ground the international fame of Miskolc in the world of scienceis was built on. The scientific atmosphere and the educational activities are determined by the diversity of disciplines. Over 12,000 students and appr. 1,500 lecturers and staff live and work together on a self-contained campus. The university also builds strong intellectual and cultural links with the city of Miskolc in order to play a crucial role in the blood circulation of the town and the region and to form an integral part of the social and economic framework of the city, the region and the country.
The university has the following faculties and institutes:
  • Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering (founded 1735);
  • Faculty of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (founded 1735);
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Informatics (founded 1949);
  • Faculty of Law (founded 1981);
  • Faculty of Economics (founded in 1987);
  • Faculty of Arts (founded in 1992);
  • Bartók Béla Institute of Music (accession 1997);
  • Comenius Teacher Training Faculty (accession 2000, located in Sárospatak);
  • Institute of Health Science (accession 2001).
The University of Miskolc has wide-ranging international relations in Europe and overseas. Cooperation agreements with a great number of foreign universities have been reached during the decades, which form the basis of well-established collaboration in the field of education and research. The university has been an active participant, either as coordinator or partner, in European educational and research projects.
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ECTS Guide 2014/15, Courses Offered in English

List of courses offered in English. (If you do not find proper information about courses, please contact the faculty Erasmus coordinator or the ECTS coordinator).
Language Courses
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Informatics
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Erasmus coordinator: Dr. László Kovács, Deputy Dean
ECTS coordinator: Dr. Péter Telek
Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering
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Erasmus coordinator: Dr. Ferenc Mádai, Deputy Dean
ECTS coordinator: Dr. Ferenc Mádai, Deputy Dean
Faculty of Materials Science Engineering
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Erasmus coordinator: Dr. Tamás Szabó
ECTS coordinator: Dr. Tamás Szabó
Faculty of Economics
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Erasmus coordinator: Réthi Gábor
ECTS coordinator: Réthi Gábor
Faculty of Humanities
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Erasmus coordinator: Dr. Csaba Fazekas
ECTS coordinator: Viktória Láng
Faculty of Law
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Erasmus coordinator: Dr. Csilla Csák, Deputy Dean
ECTS coordinator: Dr. Csilla Csák, Deputy Dean
Faculty of Health Science
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Erasmus coordinator: Nóra Simon
ECTS coordinator: Nóra Juhász
Bartók Béla Music Institute
Erasmus coordinator: Dr. Zoltán Sándor, Director
ECTS coordinator: Ferenc Nemes, Deputy Director
  • Study period: 8 September 2014 – 12 December 2014
  • Exam period: 15 December 2014 – 31 January 2015
  • Please note: exchange students who study in English can pass all their exams until the end of December.
  • Orientation meeting for exchange students: 8 September 2014
  • Study period: 9 February – 15 May 2015
  • Exam period: 18 May – 26 June 2015
  • Please note: exchange students who study in English can pass all their exams until the end of May.
  • Orientation meeting for exchange students: 9 February 2015
Holidays (the university and the shops are closed)
1 January
15 March
Easter Monday
1 May
20 August
23 October
1 November
24-25-26 December
Dear Exchange Students,

Welcome to the University of Miskolc.
It is never easy to find yourself in a foreign country, surrounded by strangers, new circumstances, new customs, different people speaking an unknown language, to get used to a new way of life. You might feel lost and alone, especially when all these new experiences go together with communication problems as it can often happen here in Hungary.
In order to avoid all these troubles and to make your life smoother, we have set up a student mentor (buddy) system. The local section of Erasmus Student Network, so the members of the ESN MISKOLC, provide you information and help with mentors. Some of our enthusiastic and volunteer students (from all faculties) are ready to help you in all practical issues: giving advice and information; showing you around the university to help you find the different departments, teachers, classrooms, important offices and places related to your university life (International Office, Registrar’s Office, library, post office, canteen, cafeterias, doctor’s surgery, grocery shop, photocopy service, computer room, sports facilities, etc). Through your tutors’ assistance, you will become part of the student community. They will also give you basic orientation in the city: how to use public transport; where to go shopping, eating; what sights are worth seeing; where to make excursions; where to go for entertainment.
As soon as your applications and learning agreements are proceeded and accepted by the International Office, the ESN Miskolc will start selecting the most appropriate mentors for you. At least one month before the start of the semester, each of you will get the name and the e-mail address of a Hungarian student, who will be your personal mentor all throughout your stay in Miskolc. This way, long before coming to Hungary, you will be in permanent contact with a fellow student. Just feel free to put any kind of questions in connection with life in Hungary and academic or student life at the university. You can always have a friendly chat with an unknown friend, who, hopefully, might become a friend of a lifetime. You can also ask him/her to meet you at the railway station on your arrival and take you to your accommodation.
For more information, you can contact the head student coordinator:
Probably, the first 2 weeks of your new student life will be busy with official procedures and acclimatisation and you will need to meet your mentor frequently, but later, step by step, you will feel more secure and independent to stand on your own feet. However, it is advised to keep in touch with your mentor in case you need help later on.
There is one more important thing to remember: you will have to keep in touch with the International Office too, because there are certain things which the student mentors have no capacity and authorisation to manage, e.g. the arrangement of your study programme or accommodation.
We wish you success in your studies and everyday lives and a pleasant stay in Hungary.
Ms. Edit Szőke
ERASMUS Officer and Institutional CEEPUS Coordinator
International Office
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Dr. Zoltán BARTHA (Mr)
Institutional ERASMUS Coordinator
Institute of Economic Theory, Bld. A/4., 3rd floor, Glass Room
University of Miskolc
H-3515 Miskolc-Egyetemváros, Hungary
Tel.: +36 46 565 111/ext. 18-71 or +36 46 565 194 (direct)
Fax: +36 46 365 174 or +36 46 565 194
Edit Szőke
Dept of Research Management and International Relations Bld. A/4, 1st floor, room 8
University of Miskolc
H-3515 Miskolc-Egyetemváros, Hungary
Tel.: +36 46 565 111/ext. 22-76
Fax: +36 46 365 174
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Networks in the academic year 2014/2015
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