With three campuses in Békés county, Szent István University offers a modern high quality, inexpensive education in an environment that is friendly and personable; where the student is not just a number or a name on a list but a real person whose goals and concerns are important. For the visiting student in Hungary, these are important considerations.
The Faculty of Economics, Agricultural and Heath Studies in Békéscsaba features a modern physical plant with a newly built library featuring state of the art study facilities, a purpose built lecture hall and newly renovated student accommodations.
We are a relatively small campus with less than 1000 full time day students. Because of its size, we offer the opportunity for students to know teachers and for teachers to know their students. Here, class sizes are much smaller than at larger institutions with ample opportunity for interchange between students and teachers. While large classes are held in some subjects, teaching is highly personalized with extensive use of seminars and group-learning projects. The Békéscsaba Campus prides itself on teaching people not just faces in a crowd. These advantages apply to each of the Békés county campuses.
Beyond the school, the city of Békéscsaba has a population of about 65,000 and is centered around a central business district with shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Békéscsaba and its university campus offer a pleasant social atmosphere with several first class clubs and discos as well as a wide variety of cultural activities from live theatre to classical music concerts to festivals of all sorts and sizes. From sausage to wine, from beer to lecsó (a traditional Hungarian dish) there is a festival which appeals to every taste.
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Another campus of Szent István University is located in the city of Gyula and has about 300 students studying health care subjects. It has a close relationship with the county hospital located in Gyula. The city of Gyula is a spa-town which draws visitors from all over Europe. Like Békéscsaba, which is only 15 kilometers distant, Gyula offers a full programme of cultural events as well as a lively night life scene.
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One campus of our Faculty, with over 500 students, is located in the town of Szarvas, a cosy community nestled on the banks of a lake formed from a branch of the River Körös. Students in Szarvas study on courses related to agriculture. Szarvas is home to the National Arboretum and offers many opportunities for recreational sports. Szarvas is located about 50 kilometers north of Békéscsaba.
At Szent István University, educational experience is available at an inexpensive cost when compared to the cost of study in larger schools in larger towns or in Budapest. Tuition and cost of living are much less as well. Studying at the Békés County campuses of Szent István University offers a low cost alternative to larger universities while offering the same level of degree (BA, Bsc or MSc) as the more expensive, impersonal institutions in large cities.
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Reasons to choose us
Small student body ? Personal educational experience
Small city atmosphere ? Pleasant friendly communities
Fewer large classes ? Smaller student-teacher ratio
Most students live on campus ? Great student living conditions
Calmer, quieter environment ? Low cost of education
If the idea of being part of a community and not an anonymous face in the crowd appeals to you, you would be well served to consider Szent István University in Békéscsaba as your choice for an interesting and rewarding cultural and educational experience.