Hungarian Studies (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Hungarian Studies aims at imparting the following skills and knowledge: language proficiency in Hungarian; language, literature and culture of Hungary in the past and present; Hungarian as a Finno-Ugric language; Hungarian language, literature and culture in the context of Central Europe. Students of the University of Vienna’s bachelor’s programme in Hungarian Studies can specialise either in the area of linguistics or in the area of literature.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 653

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme starts with an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) that comprises the same courses for all students. In the second phase of the degree programme, students can specialise either in Hungarian language or in Hungarian literature. They have to maintain this specialisation in the specialisation phase. To complete the programme, students have to write two bachelor's theses.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Descriptive grammar
  • Philology
  • Cultural analysis
  • Hungarian migration
  • Sándor Márai

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates of the bachelor’s programme in Hungarian Studies have the necessary qualifications for a career

  • in the economic and service sector;
  • in society and politics;
  • in cultural and educational institutions;
  • in media;
  • n occupations that require a profound knowledge of the linguistic and cultural diversity in Central Europe, in particular of the Hungarian language and culture as well as its cultural and social environment.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates