The official Higher Education admission prospectus for courses starting in February was published on 15 October with the approval of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation and the Education Office, and contains all the information needed for a valid application for admission.
The cross-semester procedure is mainly used for Master’s programs, with 75-85% of applicants in recent years applying for a Master’s program. Only those who have obtained the required higher education qualification, i.e. a bachelor’s degree, by January 2023 at the very latest can apply for these courses.
Some universities offer both bachelor and master courses in the cross-cycle admission procedure, but in much lower numbers and only with self-funding. This may be a suitable option for those who did not gain admission to any institution this summer and therefore could not start their higher education studies in September 2022, but do not want to miss a full school year.
Applications can be submitted exclusively via the E-felvételi platform on felvi.hu until midnight on 15 November at the latest. Authentication is possible until midnight on 20 November. A list of the courses available is also posted on the felvi website, but it is also easy to search by subject. The submission of the necessary documents for admission is an essential part of the application process. The cut-off date for the 2023 mid-year admission is expected to be 24 January 2023.
The regulation issued in September 2022 introduced several changes to the admission procedure, the most important of which is that one fifth of the 500 admission points will be institutional points, i.e. for 100 points, universities will be able to decide for themselves what to give students extra points for. Institutions will have the possibility to choose which of the five secondary school and five school-leaving examination subjects will count towards the points for academic and school-leaving examination points. Universities may also decide which two subjects will be compulsory for the different majors and which of these subjects will be required to be passed at advanced or intermediate level.
From 2023, the uniform minimum thresholds will be discontinued and institutions will be able to decide on the minimum number of points required for admission to a degree course.