Basically there are "free" spots where the government pays your tuition and there are "paid" spots where you pay each semester for your education. Every citizen is entitled to 10 semesters' worth of tuition, no matter the degree.
The acceptance procedure uses a system where every student can earn a maximum of 500 points.
(100 from the average if your five matura exam results, 100 extra points for taking advanced exams or having language certificate, 100 for your marks in grade 11 and 12 and the remaining 200 is from two maturas of your choice. You can get 10-15 extra points for a disability or taking part in national or international competitions.)
You upload your results and they calculate the best result for you. The universities get these results and they rank the applicants in a descending order.
If there's 50 government spots for a given course, then the 50th applicant's results will be the cut-off point for application.
There's a legal minimum for points you have to earn to go to university. They cannot legally set a course to have a point requirement below 280.
There's two kinds of institutions of higher learning in Hungary. Universities ("Egyetem") and "Capital Schools" ("Főiskola"). These offer more "practical courses" and aren't really prestigious. They also have lower point requirements, since they aren't bound by the law that makes the minimum 280.
That's where the shitters go.
Though a lot of universities are főiskola tier.
The Prestigious places are ELTE (Where I applied to. The go-to place for humanitiesfags. Oldest uni in the country.), the Budapest University of Technology (for STEM students that want to get torn a new one), the Semmelweis University of Medicine, Pécs University of Sciences, Debrecen University of Sciences and the Corvinus University of Economics (this is where a lot of our elite studied. It used to be called "Karl Marx University of Economics".)
Though recently they started experimenting with the funding. Some universities don't have government funded spots, but rather they have a fund that gets money from the industry that places orders for "courses" to have specialists trained.
Quite worrying if you ask me. >>42200
>After seeing your posts over these last couple of years
Oh D-g, has it already been a couple of years now?