Facts and Figures

  • established in 1925: the oldest, largest and most comprehensive center for physical education and activity, sports and related sciences in Hungary
  • 2,420 students
  • highest performance of students at entrance exams, compared to those at other HEIs providing sports programs
  • Doctoral School in Sport Sciences, unique in Hungary
  • TE faculty and alumni work as leading members of boards for several national sport associations and serve as head coaches in the national leagues in various fields of sport and are selected as prestigious members of international sports bodies
  • our educators and alumni have strategic roles in the reorganized Hungarian national sports administration
  • TE provides globally-acclaimed degrees
  • EU and international policy and professional development in Sport and PE, including Dual Career, Good Governance, and Volunteering and Social Inclusion
  • numerous international agreements, and a widespread global network, including 22 Erasmus partners in 43 countries
  • membership in major professional sports organizations
  • fully-enclosed campus with 16 sport facilities and laboratories, with a major ongoing reconstruction and expansion project
  • practice-oriented training programs
  • the International Coaching Course offers training over 20 sports out of the 28 Olympic sports, and receives students from every country in the world
  • National Student Scientific (OTDK) participants in recent years, awards 3 golden medals, 2 silver and 1 bronze as of 2015.
  • life-long support over the whole career
  • student satisfaction with educational and other services at TE: 4 out of 5 (January, 2016)
  • student satisfaction with educators’ performance: 4.22 out of 5 (January, 2016)
  • graduate satisfaction: majority of graduates would recommend TE to others
  • graduate employment: TE graduates draw highest comparative income among Hungarian HEIs of similar programs

Institutional chronology

  • 1925-1945: Hungarian Royal College of Physical Education
  • 1945-1985: College of Physical Education (TF)
  • 1985-2000: Hungarian University of Physical Education (TF)
  • 2000-2014: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (TF), Semmelweis University
  • 2014- University of Physical Education (TE), Budapest