- 12 Jan 2021 9:03 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
Whereas 94,000 people took an English-language exam in 2019, this number was only 58,000 last year. German-language exams were taken by 14,000 people last year, down from 21,000 in 2019.
The head of one language-learning association said the downturn was due to fewer applications to universities, because it became possible to earn a degree without a language exam, and because of the effects of the coronavirus epidemic.
According to Central Statistics Office data, nearly 20% fewer people were admitted to state-subsidised higher education in 2020, and more than 114,000 students graduated without a language exam.
MTI Photo: János Marjai