The University of Szeged is one of Hungary’s leading and internationally ranked higher education institutions. The University of Szeged (SZTE) with a history dating back to 1581, is located in the sunniest city of Hungary attracting thousands of young people due to its lively, urban lifestyle and colourful festivals. Since Hungary is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), it also has EU accreditation. According to QS World University Rankings, SZTE was the best Hungarian university in 2018. It is a research university with outstanding achievements, covering 700 research areas at 19 Doctoral Schools and 50 full-time degree programs for international students. Scholarships, such as the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme assist students from various regions of the world to attend the University.