Over the past five years, Semmelweis University, the leading Hungarian medical school, has always boasted the largest number of foreign students among the Hungarian institutions of higher education. The greatest increase was observed at the Medical University of Pécs in southern Hungary, where in 2007 their number increased by 61 percent.
The continuous and growing demand for places at four Hungarian medical faculties is growing to a glut, which sees a total of 3843 students, mostly from Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Israel. Nearly 20 percent of them come from Asia.
The number and proportion of foreigners at the University of Medicine in 2010 are as follows: Budapest (1373 to 48 percent), Debrecen (910-53 percent), Pécs (916-61 percent), Szeged (644-45 percent). In 2011 foreign students have generated 24 billion forints in revenues of these institutions.
According to data released by the Ministry of Human Resources, in general the number of foreign students who receive higher education in Hungary has increased from 8,556 in academic year 2001-2002 to 15,889 in 2010-2011. In the same period, the number of Hungarian students has increased from 192,974 in 2001-2001 to 240,727 in 2010-2011.
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