Is It Worth Coming Here to Study? Cover Image

Megéri hozzánk jönni tanulni?
Is It Worth Coming Here to Study?

Author(s): József Berács, Erzsébet Malota
Subject(s): Education, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, Evaluation research, Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, Migration Studies
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Hungary; education; higher education; student migrations; evaluation;

Summary/Abstract: József Berács and Erzsébet Malota’s article Is it worth coming here to study? examines students coming to study in Hungary in terms of their national origin, and considers in detail their opinions regarding their experience. It examines the way foreign students become integrated into the Hungarian environment, their satisfaction with the services provided by the universities and colleges, and the attitudes they experience. Using a earlier study from 2004 as a comparison, in 2010 a larger proportion (58% compared to 43%) declared that they would choose Hungary again. As an explanation for this it was primarily satisfaction with transport, accommodation and shopping opportunities and the behaviour they experienced towards them which were decisive factors. In conclusion, the article establishes that the level of university services needs to be significantly improved and that a conscious, harmonised national and international strategy is necessary to attract more exchange and full-time students to Hungary.

  • Issue Year: 20/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 220-234
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Hungarian