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Eszterháyz Károly Catholic University

Eszterháyz Károly Catholic University

Eszterháyz Károly Catholic University


Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, founded in 1774, is a leading and dynamically developing institution of higher education in Eger and Jászberény. The main profile of the institution - based on its decades-long tradition - is teacher training. The name of the university is attached to the Complex Basic Programme, which is meant to implement the methodological renewal of public education in Hungary, as well as the implementation of the highly practice-oriented Eszterházy Pedagogical Training Model. The institution with nearly 6,500 students and 250 university lecturers is tied to its traditions, cherishes its heritage and pays attention to social processes. Internationally recognized knowledge centres and research groups operate at the university where our researchers conduct applied research with the involvement of economic actors in the region and the support of domestic and international projects.

Internationally recognized research in the field of viticulture and winemaking effectively serves sustainable farming in the entire Carpathian basin. As the only domestic higher education institution, the university participates in the 9-year LIFE integrated project of the Ministry of Energy, the aim of which is to support the implementation of the National Energy and Climate Plan. The Coal Commission Secretariate, responsible for coordination and attitude formation, operates in the institution. With its outstanding results, EKCU is one of the best sport universities in Hungary.


  • International students:


  • 0
  • Student to faculty ratio:

    18 to 1

Campus Features

Eger (main campus)

Eger is a lucky city in many ways: its natural features are excellent, its wines are deservedly famous, its history is extremely rich, and it has such wonderful architectural treasures as, for example, the Lyceum.


Jászberény, the capital of Jászság, which is not big, but not small, offers opportunities for entertainment, relaxation, and walks along the Zagyva river, in addition to scientific, artistic and cultural topics. Its sports hall and indoor ice rink provide countless programs for those interested in sports.


    Welcome, International Students!

    Eszterházy Károly Catholic University offers 12-degree programs and a non-degree program in English on two campuses. If you are still undecided, please visit our Study Programs catalog, which contains all of our currently offered programs. Also, the Admission team is here to guide you through the university admission process. Please read the information below carefully and if you have questions about admission, do not hesitate to contact us

    Application Procedures for self-financing students

    Have you made the decision to apply to one of the programs offered by Eszterházy Károly Catholic University? The Admissions Team is here to guide you through the application process. Please also check our website carefully, however in case of any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at Show email address hesitate to contact us!

    Application Deadline for self-financing students

    • The deadline for applications for courses starting in September shall be 30 June of the calendar year in which the course starts.

    Visa Requirements

    Informations about Visa and Residence Permit

    Third country nationals are required to have a visa for entering the territory of Hungary andd also for a stay of up to 90 days within a 180 days period if they come from a country that is under visa obligation according to the Schengen acquis. It is worth to check, if your country has a bilateral agreement with Hungary, because in this case there is no need of getting a visa. The visa application has to be submitted to the Hungarian Consulate in the country where the permanent or temporary residence of the applicant is located or in the country of the applicant’s nationality.

    Always check the expiry date of your resindence permit and arrange an appointment to apply for a new residence permit card if needed. Especially when you want to travel to another Schengen country, you have to make sure validity covers the travel.

    Residence permit for the purpose of study required documents:

    • application form and appendix
    • accomodation form (singature of the head of the International Office is required)
    • student status certificate (C building groundfloor Room Nr 38. Student Service Office)
    • Stipendium Hungaricum Letter of Award or other proof of scholarship holder status or bank statement for self-financing students
    • EKCU admission or acceptance letter
    • Passport photo
    • Passport and visa

    Scholarships and Funding

    Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship

    General information for prospective students

    Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program provided by the Hungarian Government

    The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program was launched in 2013 for foreign students after the announcement of the policy of "Global Opening" by the Hungarian Government. The aim of the program is to promote cultural understanding, economic and political relations between Hungary and other countries. The scholarships entitle students for full-time studies in Hungarian higher education institutions that are part of the program.

    Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

    The main aim of the Scholarship Program for the Hungarian Diaspora (hereinafter: the Programme) is to give support to foreign students with a Hungarian identity to pursue their studies in Hungarian higher education institutions.

    The Program is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

    The Program includes members of the Hungarian diaspora communities in every country in the world, except in the Member States of the European Union, the Republic of Serbia, and the Zakarpatska Oblast part of Ukraine.

    The Call for Applications to the Program is announced for the first time by the end of 2020 in order to apply for admission to the 2021/2022 academic year.

    Christian Young People Scholarship

    General information SCYP for prospective students

    Hungary provides high-quality education in the heart of Europe. Today, there is a growing demand from international students to study in Hungary. Besides the quality of education and degrees recognized throughout Europe and beyond, students are attracted by the affordable living costs with an extremely favorable cost-to-value ratio, a safe and friendly living environment with convenient public transportation, the central location of the country in Europe, and the unspoiled natural beauties combined with a 2000-year-old, rich Hungarian history and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hungary is also among the top countries with the highest number of scientific Nobel Prize Winners per capita, and numerous scientific inventions from Vitamin C to Rubik's cube and so on.


    • Eger

      Eszterházy tér,1, 3300, Eger