The Semmelweis school of medicine in Budapest was founded in 1769 and is the oldest and largest school of the university. It offers valuable medical studies and is one of the best schools of medicine in Europe.

The medical studies at the Semmelweis school of medicine are taught in Hungarian, English and, since 1983, in German. With relation to these studies, there are currently a lot of important and interesting scientific research projects.

The international networks are especially important at the Semmelweis school of medicine. For many decades now, the Semmelweis University maintains a close relationship with many European and international universities. Apart from student exchange, there is also a vivid research exchange; this means that the university works internationally closely together with many other universities and their research institutes.

Each year, many international students begin their studies at the Semmelweis school of medicine. These come from many diverse countries such as Germany, Spain, Norway, Cyprus or the USA. This international onrush of people makes the Semmelweis school of medicine a very varied place, which gains even more popularity every year. The students have the opportunity to enjoy an Erasmus semester abroad at many European universities.

The semesters begin at the beginning of September and at the beginning of January. The first two years of Medicine at Semmelweis University are preclinical-oriented and deal with theoretical issues. The human body will be examined in all its facets. Biology, chemistry and physics play an important role but secondary and specific subjects in the preclinical part are also relevant. After this, the studies focus on the clinical part and practical issues. The students will deal with clinical aspects and will have contact with the patients. In the clinical part of the studies they will be able to discover different specialized areas, which they can choose regarding their preferences.