Strategy and training program




Training based on the Bologna System, started in September 2006, has changed the construction of the Hungarian Higher Education. Today students meet new tasks and challenges as they have to independently plan their personal development in the two-cycle system. At the beginning of their studies the new system requires them to form a clear assessment on their own i.e. what expertise and skills they want to acquire during their higher education, where they whish to find a future job, how and to what extent they plan to take their part in the social division of labour.


The Training Program of the University College of Nyíregyháza specifies all cycles of higher education and the majority of their training sections. At present students in professional higher training are educated in 21 courses. Possessing skills they have acquired, assuming identical training outline, students can continue their studies in basic higher training with their credits taken into account, in accordance with juridical specifications.


In future launching trainings and mainstream courses should satisfy ever the changing demands, introducing a variable, flexible construction of education. One of the most significant levels of higher education to mention here is the basic higher training.


The College of Nyíregyháza invites students for 34 majors and 70 courses. After successful entrance examinations approx. 3 000 students start their education here.


Since it had looked important to launch new professional trainings and courses, in 2007 our institution was authorized to introduce new mainstream courses in Philosophy (ethics; aesthetics) and Social Studies (non-profit; tenders, competitions and applications; ethnical minorities). Between 2008 and 2010 the Teacher Training Faculty launched 13 professional and 3 disciplinary trainings.


In the course of the following four years the faculties will be working out their applications for authorization concerning another 12 basic higher trainings (tourism, catering, bioengineering, psychology, engineer IT specialist, etc.) and in the course of the planned development of the basic higher training structure another 12-15 special trainings will be introduced – also a few MSc trainings among the others.


To keep the college attractive and make our students satisfied, our institution is committed to offer MA/MSc education for last year BA/BSc students.


Considering our geographical location and the qualification of the lecturers at the college, the faculties are planning the accreditation of several MSc trainings (e.g. Slavic Studies; Applied Ecology).


The Bologna System allows students to graduate as a teacher after 2-5 terms in MSc training.


Having 40 years’ experience and practice in traditional college and university level teacher training, the University College of Nyíregyháza has applied for authorization to launch 13 teacher training courses.


Our institution offers 28 further courses of special training for last year BA/BSc students or graduates having obtained a degree in teaching, technological, agricultural fields, also arts and economics.


In future our aim is to launch short courses and vocational trainings corresponding to labour market demands. Our institution makes efforts to provide for acceptance and mobility in levels of education, in accordance with juridical specifications concerning guest student status.


The fact of joining the European Higher Education Area encourages us to help our students’ vocational training in the mother country and abroad as well. We also encourage foreign guest students to study at Nyíregyháza, optionally covering the whole educational process.


Our aim is to enter into contracts with other EU countries on cooperation, to make MA/MSc courses at foreign partner institutions available for our BA/BSc graduates.


After investment and innovation following the integration, with an increasing number of students and a wide choice of available trainings, the University College of Nyíregyháza has developed into one of the most significant members of the educational system in Hungary – respecting quantitative as well as qualitative indicators. We also take it into consideration that - in a globalizing and dynamically changing environment - concepts formed in our programme of training and development should precisely be reviewed and adapted to economic and labour market requirements.