2nd Language Requirement for Uni Entry Scrapped in Hungary

  • 8 Dec 2022 7:09 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
2nd Language Requirement for Uni Entry Scrapped in Hungary
The requirement that all students entering university must demonstrate a knowledge of a foreign language will be abolished under a bill approved by MPs yesterday with 135 votes in favour, 41 against and 15 abstentions.

From now on, universities will be free to decide on whether to impose such a condition, so foreign-language requirements may vary from one university to another.

Universities will now also have to ensure that they “provide the necessary foreign-language teaching and appropriate assessment of foreign-language skills for the exercise of their field”.

The requirements for obtaining a Ph.D. will also be relaxed: instead of a language exam, only “language skills” will be expected under the adopted amendment.

Previously, knowledge of two foreign languages necessary for the field of study was compulsory for Ph.D. candidates, but now the university itself can determine the qualifications.

MTI Photo: Imre Faludi

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