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First Steps of Our Freshmen

Education Students’ secretariat First Steps of Our Freshmen

Dear Freshmen,

Welcome to the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest!

This newsletter is intended for those arriving in the academic year 2019/20. We are looking forward to seeing you at our campus and hope your next 5 and a half years will be unforgettable and full of new experiences.

In the following newsletter, we would like to give you some important information about things you need to do back at home, also in Hungary before we meet each other at the Orientation Day on 4th September. 

Things to do back home

  • Please arrange a basic medical insurance and/or ask for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). With the help of UNIVET Budapest basic medical insurance is provided by our partners. For further information please visit our Student Support Services at UNIVET Budapest (LINK).
  • When it is about textbooks you find the list of recommended textbooks. You may purchase them at our bookstore in Building G.
  • You will need two white lab-coats and you might find it more convenient to bring them along from home. You also have the chance to order these coats from student service organisations who will be present on your Orientation Day.
  • Please do memorize your registration number found on the top of the acceptance letter (Reg.No.: XXXX / E). You might be asked for it to identify yourself when submitting a paper. If not addressed by your name this student code number will be used for identification at the campus, e.g. when publishing results of mid-terms. Do not share it widely since you would probably prefer to keep it private.
  • Please do pack some light, but elegant dress for the ceremonial opening of the Academic Year on Friday, 6th September 10 AM (if you wish to attend). Dress code: elegant.
  • At the end of this newsletter, you will read about some Freshmen week programs. Do not forget to register for the events until 29th August on the provided links.

Things to do in Budapest prior to your Orientation Day

  • Please pick up a payment certificate from Global International Studies (McDaniel College Budapest -Budapest 7th district, Bethlen Gábor tér 2., next to our school) proving that the full amount of your first term’s tuition fee has been received by the bank.

Orientation Day

On Wednesday, the 4th September 2019 at 12.00 (at noon) is the registration/orientation of the Freshmen (first English class) at the campus. You are kindly asked to gather in the assembly hall / aula, building “H”, entrance from the Bethlen utca (or via campus from the István utca). We shall provide you with basic information about student life at school, academic policies, equip you with your timetable, indicate which study-group you are in, etc. A couple of documents have to be submitted by you and we shall issue some to our students – thus attendance is obligatory.

You will receive from us followings:

  1. Your Students’ Guide – This booklet contains information like the timing of the Academic Year, the Exam Regulations, the Curriculum, the availability of Departments and teaching staff relevant for international students.
  2. Your weekly timetable, indicating both lectures and practical classes Monday – Friday according to study-groups.
  3. Your code to enter NEPTUN-system, used e.g. to apply for a student card, get registered for courses, exams, and check published exam-results.
  4. You will receive two copies of a document, certifying in English and Hungarian that you are a regular student at our school. One of these is for the Immigration Office as you apply for the (kind of) residence permit, the other one might be used e.g. back home for tax-purposes.
  5. Freshmen week and other free time programs, student support services
  6. UVMB surprise gifts

 

You are asked to hand in the followings:

  1. The completed registration form – available here.
  2. The above-mentioned certificate from Global International Studies about your paid tuition fee. Should you not have a “permanent” stay in Budapest yet please leave that field blank and fill it in at the Student’s Secretariat latest by the end of September. Please do fill in this and any further official documents, e.g. exam-papers, midterm-test by a pen with blue/black ink (if not typed) and not with a pencil. Please have your ID-card or passport ready for inspection.
  3. Any items you were asked by the Student’s Secretariat to present
  4. For transfer students: Academic Record and syllabi from your previous studies, if not sent to us yet.
  5. Educational contract– you will be kindly asked on the Orientation Day to sign your Educational Contract, handed over by us. Please read through the contract carefully beforehand on the following (LINK).

We do hope to be done with administrative issues by 3 PM. Afterwards, you will be shown around the campus by students of higher classes.

With the following programs and services, we would like to prepare you for both higher education and for living abroad:

The University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest recognises that students’ flourishing educational progress is highly affected by their well-being. If you feel healthy and content within yourselves and the environment, then you are far more likely to perform better in your academic studies.

With this goal in mind, UVMB Student Happiness Program offers a wide range of services to improve your student life.

  • Campus eventsfree time activities and sport events are organised for your entertainment.
  • Mental health activities help you build positive habits, coping skills and adaptability.
  • Mentor program connects Freshers with Seniors to pass on valuable ideas and share experiences.
  • We count on the open and constructive cooperation between Students and Management. By filling out the annual well-being surveys you get the chance to give feedback and express your opinion. The co-operation between the program coordinator and class representatives enables your voice to be heard by the Management. We count on the open and constructive cooperation between Students and Management. Your proposals on improvement and active involvement are highly appreciated.

Student Happiness Program is managed by a program coordinator. She assists in the communication, documentation, and feedback process between the student and the University.

The program’s official platform is on the „Student Support Services at UNIVET Budapest” Site. Click on this page (LINKif you have any questions, related to your UVMB studies and life in Hungary. We are striving to provide you with useful information about your administrative duties, mental and educational aids, campus free time activities and useful links.

Within the frame of Student Happiness Program UVMB organizes a Freshers’ Week for International and Hungarian first-year students between 4th-7th September. Apart from your Orientation Days, you have the chance to take part in exciting activities.

  • 5th September we would like to invite you for a Bout Trip on River Danube. While you enjoy the breath-taking view of the city and the wonderful buildings along the banks of the Danube, you will have the chance to take a drink with your fellow students. Further details are on your Orientation Days and here (LINK).
  • 6th September you are warmly welcome on one of our Sightseeing walks. Tours are organized in groups of 30 and have three different themes. Buda Castle area walk is the combination of history and Budapest alive. City Centre walk shows you the most vivid neighborhood of the city, providing insight into Jewish culture and contemporary street art. City Park walk is a nice combination of nature, architecture and garden bars. We would love to show you the best places in town! Please register for the event here (LINK) until 29th Aug 2019.
  • 7th September UVMB is proud to announce the 1st Freshmen Day, held at Üllő University Educational Farm, where we will launch the 2019/2020 school year with clinic and farm visits, followed by fun programs and games. We would love to have you there! Please register for the event here (LINK) until 29th Aug 2019.

 

We wish you a successful Academic Year!