On November 12, 2020, the University of Dunaújváros greeted the first-year students of the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship in the framework of a solemn online event starting at 10 am.


The Stipendium Hungaricum program is a priority scholarship program of the Hungarian Government, within the framework of which foreign students from all over the world can study in our country thanks to the support provided by the Government. The University of Dunaújváros has been participating in the program since the beginning, in 2015, since when the university is reciving internation students from all over the world. In the first year, the university welcomed 5 students, now we can greet more than 100 scholarship students from 32 different countries who participating in the program in Dunaújváros.

Ms. Katalin Gyöngyössy, the Head of the International Relations Office, was the first who could welcome the new university citizens of UOD. Her speech was followed by Dr. András Nagy, Vice Rector for Research and Scientific Affairs, who emphasized the student-friendly atmosphere of the university:


The University of Dunaújváros is a small university, which can provide You many advantages, such as the familiar environment, the more direct relationship with the lecturers, the staff members and a transparent organisation for the students. Here the student can feel that he is an important part of the community, and hopefully by the end of your studies you will also be able to prove it.”


The participants were also able to hear a welcome speech from Dr. Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In her greeting, she mentioned that the graduates of Stipendium Hungaricum could return to their homeland as bona fide ambassadors of Hungary, thus promoting the development of economic and cultural relations between the two countries.

On behalf of the senior students, Mohamad Alkenaan, a third-year mechanical engineering student, welcomed the new arrivals. He assured his peers that they had made the right choice when they applied for the UOD and, as he said, the new fellows would also be able to experience real university life as soon as possible, because due to the pandemic situation they started their first semester under special circumstances.

As the closing of the event, on behalf of alumni students, Ema Basovic provided good advice for freshmen:


„I came here with few bags and started my new life. I had fears, I was unaware of what is in front of me, but this institution, the University of Dunaújváros is creating a generation of Fearless Graduates and free builders of their own destiny and humanity. Develop yourself with good quality, durability, and always fresh and usable knowledge, respect the elders, and help others. May your life become like your dream so that you can see how life is beautiful”



Dr. Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade