- 2 Feb 2017 8:00 AM
The number is up from 26,000 in the 2015/16 academic year and 25,000 in the year before. The largest number of foreign students enrolled at Hungarian universities this year, 3,234, are Germans.
The second-largest number come from Romania, but students from Slovakia and Serbia are also well represented. Chinese students account for 5.5 percent of the foreign students.
Most of the German students are enrolled at the Semmelweis medical university in Budapest, but several hundred also study at the Szeged and Pecs universities, in southern Hungary.
The University of Debrecen, in eastern Hungary, is popular with Romanians. More than 600 Nigerians also study in Debrecen, according to the paper.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.