Hungary, HuPSA

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Area possibilities

We have placements available in:

  • Community Pharmacy: Most internship opportunities are in this field. Students are tasked with assisting a pharmacist, dispensing prescriptions, sell OTC drugs and interact with patients. Magistral medication still plays an important role in Hungary which gives an opportunity to practice various dispensing skills.

  • Clinical - Hospital pharmacy - University Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Students can look into a lot of different parts of clinical-hospital practice in Hungary. There is not as much practical work as in community pharmacies.

  • Research: Assisting in a lab at one of the departments of Semmelweis University. This option is only available for a small group of interns who can work alongside PhD students.
    You can gain insight into the research of the Department of Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmacodynamics and in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology. These placements are only available in July.

  • Industry: we are currently in negotiations to expand our internship programme into the industrial field.

Length of training periods

The length of training periods are from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the hosting city.

Available months and cities

We offer placements in:

Budapest from 2 to 4 weeks in three periods:

  • From 1st February until 28th February (Winter SEP)

  • From 11th July until 31st July

  • From 1st August until 21st August

It is highly recommended to apply for SEP in these time ranges, due to our social programmes.

Debrecen: 2 weeks of internship in the second half of July.

Szeged: first 2 weeks of August.

We also offer placements in Pécs.

Type accommodation

All students need to pay for their accomodation in the dorm, which is approximately 280 Euro/room/month in Budapest. This includes rooms with two or three beds, a shared kitchen and a bathroom for 4 people, common rooms and a garden.

The prices vary depending on the hosting city. For example in Szeged, the price of the accomodation is lower, but the dorm doesn’t offer a fully equipped kitchen.

Attentention! Information regarding accomodation is a subject to change due to COVID-19.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

The student is required to cover all costs. No pocket money included.

Language requirements

English (intermediate level or above)
In the area of research advanced level of English is required.

Other requirements

We kindly ask our students to keep in touch with us continuously, to ensure that we organise the best programmes possible. Students are required to bring a white lab coat and shoes to work in.

Information on Work Permits and Visa

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We kindly ask our students to be up to date concerning the documentation required to enter Hungary. Please check these information well before your departure. We can send Invitational Letters, and Proof of Accomodation if necessary.

We only accept students who are vaccinated, and have a vaccination card as a proof. The student is required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out in the last 72 hours before departure. And the student must do a PCR test after arriving to Hungary.

Selection Procedures

Selection procedure is done by the SEO.

The deadline for the Winter SEP application is 3rd December 2021.

Deadline to apply for the Summer SEP is the end of February. If you aren’t familiar with the application procedure please contact your home association’s SEO.

Interns will be notifiied by the end of March. The process became more difficult due to the pandemic. Therefore we ask for your patience and understanding.

This page was updated on 15th of October, 2021.