Hungary, HuPSA

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

We have placements available in :

  • Community Pharmacy: The major part of sites are found at this area. Students shall shadow a pharmacist, dispense 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 Administration organizes a practice in this area, whereby students can look into a lot of different parts of clinical-hospital practice in Hungary.

  • Research: Assisting in a lab at one of the departments of the Semmelweis University is possible for only a small group of students where they can join the work of PhD students. It is possible to do an internship in the Department of Pharmacognosy, Department of Pharmacodynamics and in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology. These placements are avaible only in July.

Length of training periods

The length of training periods is 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: 1st Feb until 28th Feb. (Winter SEP) 12th July until 10th Aug. 1st Aug. until 22nd Aug. It is highly recommended to apply for SEP in these time ranges, due to our social programmes.

Debrecen only 2 weeks internship in second half of July. Szeged as well but in the first two weeks of August.

Type accommodation

All students need to pay for their stay in the dorm, which is approximately 280 Euro/Student/month. Unfortunately the amount does not depend on the length of stay. Though this may change due to COVID.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

The student is required to cover all costs.

Language requirements

English (intermediate level or above)

Other requirements

We are asking the students to communicate with us continuously, because without that we can not organize the best program for you!

Information on Work Permits and Visa

Please, visit the following website for more specific information: We kindly ask you to get informed about this subject well enough before your arrival. We can send Invitational Letters, if necessary.

Selection Procedures

Selection procedures is done by the SEO . Deadline to apply is end of February. Students will begin to be reserved by the end of March. The process is a strained due to the ever-changing COVID situation. We are asking for your patience and understanding.

This page was updated on 24th of May, 2021.