UP Office (Photo: Linh Pham)
Nowadays, choosing an educational destination in foreign countries is no longer an unfamiliar trend. According to HanoiTimes, the number of Vietnamese studying overseas has reached 110,000 in 47 countries and territories, following around USD3-4 billion for expenses each year. This is a huge decision for both students and their parents. Apart from teaching quality, rankings and living costs, political issues and surrounding cultures are important criteria. New immigration regulations are making it harder for students. Tuition fees and standard living costs are also rising, and it is not always easy to get a scholarship. Some political events like Brexit have raised uncertainty for foreign students. In the middle of these rising concerns, Central Europe has become a good choice.

Worrying about local languages? Take it easy. Many top universities are providing English-taught programs. As part of the European Union (EU), students holding a Schengen residence permit can freely visit other countries, while the Erasmus+ program encourages them to go to other EU countries for studying or traineeship. This not only enhances the knowledge of culture, but also creates a better future in this globalized world. There, they can afford a basic yet enjoyable life with just EUR10,000 (around VND265 million).

Speaking of Central Europe, Hungary is known for being a beautiful tourist and study destination, with diplomas recognized worldwide. The country has been home to a successful higher education system for more than 650 years. There are 65 higher education institutions in Hungary, including universities of applied sciences and research universities. The courses offered in foreign languages, including English, German and French, are considerably more affordable compared to competitors.

UP international students (Photo: Linh Pham)

Being the first and the oldest in Hungary, University of Pécs (UP), founded in 1367, is home to different kinds of specialized fields within 10 faculties. With 20,000 students and 500 different programs, graduates are surely equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and professional skills. Besides Hungarian programs, there are over 50 English and German courses in Business & Economics, Natural Sciences, Medical & Health Sciences, Human & Social Sciences, Arts and Engineering, designed for Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels. Double degrees can be earned through joint programs. In integrated courses, students can gain both Bachelor and Master levels after finishing. Additionally, short-term courses including preparatory course, summer courses and partial training are also available.

For eligible students, UP is proud to be a partner of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program which was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. Covering tuition fee, monthly allowances, accommodation and medical insurance, this full scholarship provides a chance of study in an international and high-quality educational environment without having to worry about living costs.

It is open for everyone in Vietnam. Detailed information can be found at www.international.pte.hu or a message can be sent to international@pte.hu./.

Linh Pham