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


Facts & Figures

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Data updated on: 19.07.2019

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


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:

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

... and many more.

 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 have the necessary qualifications for a career

  • in the economic and service sector;
  • in society and politics;
  • in cultural and educational institutions;
  • in media;
  • in 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 asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 1.5 (excellent)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.5 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 13 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Finno-Ugrian Studies graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 59% of graduates are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,345 gross/month.
  • 8% of graduates work in the retail trade sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Arts and Humanities".