Training is based primarily on a compulsory seminar and lecture system. Seminars are, in general, informal, smaller study groups of 10-15 students, where there is a possibility for individual consultations and discussions of the reading material. They usually conclude with an essay or written term papers.
Lecture courses are held for larger groups; attendance is not obligatory (but in some cases there is an attendance sheet about your presence). At the end of the semester students are required to pass written and/or oral examinations.
The examination periods are as follows:
First semester (Autumn term): from mid-December to late January
Second semester (Spring term): from late May to end of June
Lecture grades are usually based on the results of exams.
The grading system generally used by the Hungarian education system is the following:
The highest grade is 5 = Excellent (jeles)
4 = Good (jó)
3 = Satisfactory (közepes)
2 = Pass (elégséges)
1 = Failed (elégtelen) – has to be repeated
In addition to ECTS grades, which will be discussed below, exchange students receive Hungarian marks in their Certificates.
Our Faculty gives credits according to the following method. Students can always count with these numbers:
BA course: 6 ECTS credits
MA course: 8 ECTS credits