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Szeged is the third biggest city in Hungary and is known as the “City of Sunshine”. The University of Szeged is one of the most distinguished universities in Hungary. Thousands of students study here, many of whom are foreign students from all around the world. The Szeged Open Air (Theatre) Festival is one of the main attractions, which are held every summer. The zoo and the Szeged Aquapolis are also popular among tourists. For the size of the city, Szeged has a really good public transportation network and the Department of Psychiatry is a 15-minute walk from the city center. The city is very bicycle-friendly. There are many bicycle paths and you can rent a bike as well.



Szeged General Adult Psychiatry Programme

Experience psychiatric practice through various units specialised in different psychiatric disorders. The schedule is flexible and tailored to the trainees personal interests. Visiting trainees can get involved in different programmes, such as outpatient clinic, rehabilitation, daily clinical work at the wards and clinical research as well.

According to the profiles of the psychiatric wards we offer the following programmes:

  • Psychosis – outpatient and inpatient
  • Affective Disorders – outpatient and inpatient
  • Rehabilitation Psychiatry – inpatient and day hospital
  • Addictions – outpatient and inpatient
  • Old Age Psychiatry – outpatient and inpatient

Recent ongoing research projects encompass a large spectrum of topics from basic research to clinical studies. The department has a research laboratory as well. It’s involved in preclinical and clinical neuroscience research activity such as:

  1. Finding biomarkers in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders detected from teardrops (lacrima), liquor, blood serum and human fibroblasts.
  2. Modelling Cycas palm toxin-induced schizophrenia in rodents.
  3. Researching the possible role of TREM-1 protein in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
  4. Testing neurotropic and lifespan-expanding molecules in in vivo bdelloid Rotifers as aging models.
  5. Novel method in the application of infrared detection in microscopical optical imagining.
  6. Neurocognitive and personality assessment of alcohol dependency
  7. Neurocognitive examination in psychosis spectrum disorders ( schizophrenia, bipolar disorder)

University of Szeged, Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry covers the psychiatric care of 250.000 inhabitants. There are a total of 178 beds. The modern, new building of the outpatient clinic and the affective and addictology ward opened in 2015 which meet all the standards of a modern European health care institution. Our wards and outpatient clinics are recently specialised to different psychiatric disorders.

– address, website:
  1. Kálvária sugárút, 6725 Szeged, Hungary
    Phone: +3662490590/517, 516
    E-mail: office.psych@med.u-szeged.hu
    Homepage:  http://www.klinikaikozpont.u-szeged.hu/psych/en

We offer places for 2 trainees at the same time. The duration of stay is 2 weeks but can be flexible according to personal wishes.

Periods available

January-June and September-December


– language: Hungarian is the working language with patients but English is spoken by the majority of the staff. Fluent English is required.

– other: Internship agreement (provided by the programme, to be returned signed by the trainee before arrival)  and letter of agreement from the trainee’s head of department .

Travel information

– VISA needed: NO
VISA is not needed for EU citizens.  Check with your embassy for other country.

– travel and health insurance needed: YES
Travel and health insurance is highly recommended.


– with host: YES
There are some trainees who are willing to host 1-2 trainees. This will be free of charge except for food.

– hospital residencies available: YES
The Department of Psychiatry can  offer a well furnished guest room as well.

– other info like rents:
Hotel prizes are acceptable in Szeged and cheap hostels can be found as well. (12-40 €   per  person per night)

Useful websites



National/Local Coordinator: Hajnalka Nórándt-Pásztor



National/ local trainee organisation website:

www.mptpszichiatria.hu (only in Hungarian)
public Facebook group: HAPT