Kaposvar University

Kaposvar, Hungary

The exchange agreement

The exchange agreement between the University of Lethbridge and Kaposvar University was signed in 2012.

Semester dates

Fall semester
Early September to end of January
Spring semester
Early February until early June
Summer semester
Kaposvar University Summer School page
Summer School 2012 information

The country

Hungary is located in Central Europe; bordered by Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. The country's capital and largest city is Budapest. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO and OECD. The official language is Hungarian, part of the Finno-Ugric group.

Hungary is one of the thirty most popular tourist destinations of the world, attracting 8.6 million tourists a year (2007). The country is home to the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grasslands in Europe (Hortobágy).

For more information about Hungary, visit http://visit-hungary.com

The city of Kaposvar

According to legend, the city was founded on seven hills. The area had already been inhabited by 5000 BCE. The city was identified as "Kapos" in 1009.

In 1749 Kaposvár was designated the county seat. During the 1800s the city developed considerably, due to the importance of the railway line between Budapest and Zagreb. Kaposvár became an important industrial city.

More information about the city of Kaposvar

The university

Kaposvar University was established in 2000 and is committed to continuous improvement in response to the world’s changing economic, technological and scientific life, and at the same time it encourages innovation in education. In addition to professional education, its goal is to enhance the skills, abilities and practical expertise of its students. Kaposvar works to expand strong working relations with participants of the business sector, the livestock industry, education and arts institutions, visual arts and communication workshops by means of organizing professional practices, research projects, conferences and similar events. Students can complete their university studies while enjoying a vibrant, vivacious, active life on campus.

More information about Kaposvar University


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Living costs (estimate)

In order to cover all basics like accommodation, food, books, public transportation, etc. a student will need about 500-600 CAD a month.


International exchange students at Kaposvár University are accommodated in their newest student hostel completed in September 2005. The hostel has a capacity of 350 people, and all rooms are double rooms with an ensuite shower and lavatory. Rooms are equipped with cable TV and Internet hookup for each student. The student hostel caters to the students’ needs with a food store and snack bar, a computer laboratory, a gym with sauna and a laundry room, in addition to a kitchen on each floor.

Cost per month is around 150-200 CAD.

Additional information on student hostels

Visa information

People visiting Hungary for the purposes of studying, teaching or training will require a “D-2” type visa.

Hungarian embassy in Canada


Embassy of Hungary in Canada
299 Waverley Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0V9
Tel.: (613) 230-2717
Fax: (613) 230-7560