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ENGINEERING PROGRAMS IN ENGLISH FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISKOLC
The University of Miskolc is the third largest institution of higher education in Hungary. Throughout its history, the University, which can look back on a past of 260 years, has always occupied a significant position in the cultivation of sciences, in the development of education and training, in the national and international professional and scientific community, and its intellectual influence has always reached beyond the boundaries of the country. As a result of the consistent development policy of its 260-year-old history, the University of Miskolc is involved in research and training work both in an extremely wide area of technical and engineering sciences and in a broad profile of the social and humanistic sciences, offering unique possibilities in several professional fields. The University of Miskolc is the institution of higher education in Hungary offering training in the highest number of branches of studies, thus providing ample opportunities in various fields of inter- and multidisciplinary training and fits best the concept of university in the truest sense of the word. Its development has enabled the University to build extensive and close co-operation links with a great number of institution of higher education in the East and West in the fields of training, research and student exchange, in addition to implementing scientific and technological transfer in many respects between Eastern and Western Europe, for years now. Among the students of the University, whose number has doubled in the past five years to reach about 14,000 today, there are a great number of foreign students benefiting from the training offered in English language for them. This offers them a valuable opportunity in international outlook, in enhancing their knowledge, in checking their grounding as well as in getting acquainted with a new culture. Foreign students coming to Miskolc are given a warm welcome, and offered help in adjustment and support in promoting their own culture. Worthy graduates are given the opportunity to take part in organised Ph.D. training - open to foreign applicants as well - or in other forms of postgraduate training The University of Miskolc is situated in the north-eastern part of the country, in the centre of one of the national agglomerations of industrial, economic and humanistic culture, and has acted as the professional-scientific and intellectual centre and workshop of the region for decades. The town is situated at the foot of the largest mountain range of Hungary, and is surrounded by historical monuments in the vicinity of internationally renowned baths and world famous caves, offering generous opportunities for relaxation and the regeneration of intellectual and creative powers. On the basis of our achievements, we are confident when meeting the challenges of the scientific-technological revolution and the rapid development of the related fields of sciences facing a university competitive in training and research at the threshold of the third millennium.
Courses offered through the English language medium:
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering • Materials Engineering • Metallurgical Engineering Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering • Petroleum Engineering Faculty of Mechanical Engineering • Computer Aided Design • Computer Aided Technology Planning • Microelectronics and Information Engineering • Computer Science (B.Sc.) Ph.D. courses are available at each faculty. For detailed list of accredited programs please contact the University. (www.uni-miskolc.hu) Tutorial System The University of Miskolc attaches great importance to the tutorial system which covers the first year of studies. Tutors give both general and academic assistance. Students visit their tutors in groups of two at intervals of one to two weeks, but tutors are available for individual interviews when required. On the academic side tutors guide the student in his academic progress towards a successful completion of the course. On the personal side the tutor assists the students in adapting to university life. M.Sc. Degree Courses At present most of the engineering programs offered are of full time five-year courses which lead to the award of the M.Sc. degree. The courses are designed to provide knowledge and understanding of engineering science and its applications
required by professional mining, metallurgical and mechanical engineers. In addition to this they are intended to achieve this goal as a part of an educational process and not merely as a preparation for a profession. Although engineering is concerned with practical matters high proficiency in engineering calls for a firm grounding in the field of natural sciences. This provides the foundation on which the building of engineering sciences as applied ones should rest. The students taking these courses will therefore find that a lot of time is spent on solving problems on paper employing the principles of mechanics, physics, chemistry, etc. in mathematical formulation. The academic year is divided into two semesters. The first five semesters are devoted to general engineering courses embodying Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics and Chemistry. During the last five semesters various engineering subjects are taught to a high standard. The majority of these subjects involve work on special, smaller projects which are aimed at developing the ability of how to approach, analyse and solve engineering problems. In the tenth semester there are few formal lectures and examinations. Instead, each student has to work on a larger industrial or research project - proposed by a firm or by the department the student belongs to - with the guidance of a member of the teaching staff specialised in that project field. After carrying out the project each student should submit a report of thesis containing the resolution. Upon defending his/her thesis successfully in the presence of an examination committee and passing the final comprehensive examinations the student in awarded the Master of Science degree in engineering. Pre-Engineering Course The pre-engineering course offered in English is of one year’s duration. The main objective of this program is to develop a command of the working language. A further goal is to bring students up to the level required for academic success in basic engineering subjects. Successful completion of a pre-engineering course will permit the student to join a degree course. Financial Means for Living and Studying Fees and expenses detailed below are realistic. Since any material uncertainty may endanger the successful completion of the course it is worth estimating the financial means needed for living and studying. The table below provides and estimate for monthly expenses so as to assist students in budgeting for the academic year. The amounts are given in USD. Precise determination of the living costs is, however, almost impossible because of the differences of individual needs. Living costs for one person/month: Housing (including rent, heating, water and electricity) USD 250 Food, clothing, transport and books USD 200 Monthly total USD 450 The University of Miskolc can not provide scholarship or any other financial aids or part time job. Medical insurance As for medical care there is a possibility of making a national insurance agreement (contract) with the Central Office of National Health Service. It will entitle students to medical care and hospital treatment free of charge by paying and insurance premium of approximately USD 25 per month. This contract is to be made individually in the Central Office of National Health Service. Tuition fees All tuition fees for the first semester must be paid prior to enrolment. At the time, you will need to show proof that you have paid your first semester fee via check or bank transfer. In case of late or partial payment of tuition fees, the University reserves the right to refuse enrolment. Tuition fees for the academic year 2005/2006 are as follows: Pre-engineering course: USD 2,400 per semester M.Sc. courses: USD 3,600 per semester Computer Science course: USD 3,600 per semester Ph.D. course: USD 4,200 per semester The tuition fee is not transferable to any other person. If you are granted a visa, your tuition fee will not be refunded under any circumstances. Please inform us in writing if your visa application was refused. In this case, we will first contact the Embassy for confirmation and after getting it, your tuition fee will be transferred back to you.
To those applicants who failed to apply for a visa or withdrew their applications for admission for any other reason than visa refusal, the tuition fee can only be transferred back after deducting an administration charge of USD 50. Note: 1/ Tuition fees are determined yearly. 2/ After enrolment, tuition fees are not refundable. 3/ Please inquire if there is any handling fee for your money transfer to ensure that full tuition amount has been transferred. Enrolment Enrolment takes place: from 5 to 9 September 2005. All accepted new undergraduate students are expected to report to the Office of International Relations, building A/3, first floor, room No. 117/a. Remember to obtain your entry visa - student visa - before departure from your country. To obtain a visa you have to contact the nearest Hungarian Embassy or Consulate and present the Letter of Admission from the University of Miskolc, the proof of payment of the first semester tuition fees and a passport valid at least until March 2007. Please note, that the visa allows you one entry to Hungary and valid for 15 days only, therefore please do not arrive before enrolment starts. After arrival you have to apply immediately for residence permit in Hungary in the Office of International Relations. Start of the first semester academic program for all students is: 12 September 2005. Newly enrolled first-year students only Placement tests: 25-26 August 2005 in Mathematics, Physics and English. Students, who achieve acceptable results in these tests will receive confirmation of their places in the first year program. Students found to have inadequate skills in English, Mathematics or Physics will be directed to the Pre-Engineering Course. Note: Students, who arrive after 12 September 2005 may join the Pre-Engineering Course only. Mailing address, bank account If you need any information please do not hesitate to contact us: mailing address: University of Miskolc Office of International Relations H-3515 Miskolc - Egyetemváros HUNGARY + 36 46 363901 http://www.uni-miskolc.hu firstname.lastname@example.org Beneficiary: University of Miskolc, Hungary Magyar Nemzeti Bank Budapest (Hungarian National Bank) 19017004 SWIFT CODE: MANEHUHB 10027006-01426672-00000000
Phone / Fax: internet web-site: e-mail: Bank account:
Note: Students’ name and registration number according to the Letter of Admission should be attached to the payments otherwise payments may not be identified and students may not be enrolled. Application / Enrolment information for 2005/2006 Application and Admission Your completed application form must arrive at the University by 31 July 2005. Additional applications may be considered up until 15 August 2005 depending on the number of candidates admitted. Your application will be considered if you include a draft check or copy of transfer for the non-refundable application fee of USD 30 and all the following documents: • copy of your passport (personal data and validity only) • copy of general certificate of your education (G.C.E.) or any equivalent secondary school diploma • official transcripts, degree/diploma of any higher education already completed • 4 passport-size photographs • certificate of medical fitness
Note: notarised English translations required for all written documents except your passport. The Letter of Admission will be sent to you after your complete application has been reviewed and your registration fee has arrived. Accommodation Unfortunately, the University of Miskolc cannot provide scholarship or any other financial aids or accommodation in a student hostel for foreign students. After arrival you can get accommodation in a hotel before you rent a flat in the town. Your advisor assists you. Visa requirements – residence permit To enter the country you need a student visa, which can be obtained from the local Hungarian Embassy in your country. If there is no embassy in your country, you have to contact the nearest one in a neighbouring country. Please note that the student visa is a prerequisite of your residence permit (entering the country with a tourist visa will not be accepted by the police, even if you have a Letter of Acceptance from the university). Contact the embassy before departure and get all necessary information for your visa application. Make sure that your passport is valid for at least 12 months after entering Hungary, otherwise your visa application can be refused.
In order to get the visa, you have to pay the tuition fee for the first semester in advance. You have to prove the transfer of the tuition fee at the Hungarian Embassy as well.
Be careful since the student visa is valid only for 15 days after entering Hungary. You will have to apply for a residence permit before your visa expires. Fee-paying student will be expected to present an evidence that they possess the necessary financial means for living. This can be certified by - a certain amount of Hungarian of foreign currency - bank certificate of a current account at any bank - financial instruments accepted in Hungary (e.g. cheques, passbooks, etc.) When all documents are presented and accepted, students will be given a residence permit and it has to be extended at least 2 weeks before its expiry. Hungarian Embassies and Consulates: http://www.kulugyminiszterium.hu/archivum/Kulugyminiszterium/EN/Missions_abroad/Embassies_and_Consulates/ Immigration Information, police matters A foreigner is obliged to register his/her temporary residence at the competent immigration office within three days in case his/her stay in Hungary exceeds thirty days from the date of entry. The application in case of change in the temporary place of residence can be registered at the notary of the municipality of the new temporary place of residence or of the competent immigration office personally or by way of a legal representative within three days. At the same time with the registration you have to present: - personal data (name, date and place of birth, mother,s name, residence) - nationality - passport number, validity - address of temporary place of residence - date of registering the temporary place of residence and for how long can you stay at the accommodation - type and number of document for stay (visa, residence permit) - date and place of crossing the border The issued visa of the foreigner must be invalidated by the competent immigration office if the foreigner does not keep the conditions of the visa issue during his/her stay.
University of Miskolc APPLICATION FORM FOR ADMISSION ----------------------------------------------------------------Full Name: __________________________________________________________ First (Forename) MI Last (Family Name) µ Male µ Female
Place of Birth: _______________________________________________________ City Country Date of Birth: ________________________________________________________ Day Month Year Citizenship: _________________________ Marital status: _________________
Native Language: ____________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________ No. Street City ___________________________________________________________________ Country Postal Code P.O.Box (if any) ___________________________________________________________ E-mail
Secondary School Certificate (G.C.E.)
Name of School:______________________________________________________ Place of Issue: _______________________________________________________ City Country Date of Issue: ________________________________________________________ Day Month Year
Degree(s) already held (if any)
Degree: ________________ Field of Science: ______________________________ Name of University/College: _____________________________________________ Year of Graduation: _________________
Transfer students are admitted on the basis of their previous studies
Materials Science and Engineering Earth Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Materials Engineering Metallurgical Engineering Petroleum Engineering Computer Aided Design Computer Aided Technology Planning
M. Sc. M. Sc. M. Sc. M. Sc. M. Sc.
Please tick your choice
µ µ µ µ µ
Microelectronics and Information Engineering Computer Science (Mathematics) Language of Instruction: µ Hungarian Courses will be launched only with at least 10 students enrolled. Petroleum Engineering programme is only for students with BSc degree Law / only in Hungarian language Economics / only in Hungarian language Is a one-year pre-engineering / preparatory course needed? Date of proposed entrance: ........................................... Ph. D. Courses
M. Sc. B. Sc.
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For a detailed list of accredited programs please contact : Office of International Relations (email@example.com), or: www. uni-miskolc.hu Our bank account is:
Beneficiary: University of Miskolc, Hungary Magyar Nemzeti Bank Budapest (Hungarian National Bank) 19017004 SWIFT CODE: MANEHUHB 10027006-01426672-00000000
Please return this form together with the required documents* to : University of Miskolc, Office of International Relations H-3515 Miskolc-Egyetemváros, Hungary Tel/Fax: +36 46 363 901 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org *Your application will be considered if you include a draft check or copy of transfer for the non-refundable registration fee
of USD 30 and all the following officially attested documents: (In the case of payment by cheque, the amount is USD 50 and must be made payable to the University of Miskolc, Hungary as beneficiary.)
• a copy of your passport (personal data and validity only)
• a copy of general certificate of your education (G.C.E.) or any equivalent secondary school diploma • an official transcripts, degree/diploma of any higher education already completed • 4 passport-size photographs • a certificate of medical fitness Note: notarised English translations required for all written documents except your passport.
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