I was an Erasmus Student at this University(Banky faculty) in spring semester 19/20. It was the worst Erasmus ever.
Only 4/9 subjects which I choose in my Learning Agreement existed in the Neptun system( which is compulsory for every student). So I had only 8/30 ECTS in the first week.
Firstly, the coordinators answered my e-mails, but it wasn’t so useful, because they only said: “everything is good don’t mind we will fix it”. (If you try to choose another subject from the “subjects list for Erasmus student” (which is on official page) be ready, that 85% of subjects don’t exist in Neptun or don’t have any places for you. ) After 10000 e-mails with asking for help, they stopped responding to me.
It was already the end of the second week of studying when I realize that nothing will change and I couldn’t reach the necessary 30ECTS. I had to return to my home Uni not to miss this semester.
I don’t know who is responsible for this situation and I don’t wish anyone to be in my place.
So… if you want to spoil your Erasmus, waste money, time and Nerves then go to Obuda University.
The University of Óbuda provides basically quite practical training on many subjects (of course, this does not mean that there is no need to study theoretical parts), but fortunately several teachers share the view that not the book/note should be cut from a to z, but in which book/note we provide the answer to our question. From an engineering point of view, I think this is especially important, much more of a generalist approach to many teachers than the rigor of the curriculum (of course, there are exceptions, of course, that somehow have to be overcome). It is also an advantage in the labor market, and you may feel a bit more well-off when you first encounter real problems after seemingly a little crafted, unnecessary laboratory practice. You will probably find that even if the particular lab task did not resemble real problems, it helped a lot in developing the unconscious approach.
In terms of accessibility and dormitories, both sites (Józsefváros and Óbuda) are ideally located. However, infrastructure improvements are still needed, as in some cases, laboratory equipment is slightly outdated (say, they also improve the level of problem-solving to some degree), but there are many unique or rare measuring equipment in the country, such as found elsewhere in specialized research laboratories. This is why industry often orders measurements from the university, in which students can participate at some level, thus increasing their knowledge of current trends, projects, and needs of the industry.
If you are good at using the strap and can be quite persistent, it may not be too much of a strain if you need to, and there is a good chance of getting quite a good amount of scholarships. There are also some professional development associations and dormitories at the university where the interested parties can acquire even more specific practical knowledge (eg circuit design, device construction).
The fact that after a long hesitation I finally chose OE, I did not regret it at all. I had many great teachers and fellow students during my years here, some of whom I have been in contact with ever since. Many of my classmates work in big-name companies in development engineers and similar positions, and I hear feedback from them many times that they have benefited greatly from the knowledge they have acquired at the university, not just because of the curriculum.
This is very young university, it was created when institutes decided to became a university. For more weak institutes (faculties from now) it was a great deal, for strongest ones not so. CS and EE faculties were strong and well known, specially EE. The second best in the country. But since university was created it had less and less money, income and became worse in some way. It’s still a strong technical university, some of its faculties still are the second best in the country, but it’s more because universities in Hungary beside capital city’s ones, are not that strong overall.
Good thing, that university still gives you a strong knowledge, good enough to become a good engineer for example. But lots of its exams are week and didn’t ask back the knowledge you’ve learned during your semester. So if you’re kind of a student who wants just a diploma and not a knowledge, you can get it. And that makes bad review about this uni. But if your goal is knowledge, you will get it. Unfortunately it has weak natural science background, but it has very good technical and practical background. Any way, you’ll have to fight with yourself, because sometimes just pass an exam without studying seems as an easy way. But in the long term, I don’t believe it is. It depends on you how you manage it.
Beside knowledge, uni gives good sport opportunities, scholarships, it has English programs, so it’s open for foreign students as well. It has few associations and it becomes more known and better every year, at least from administrative and not knowledge side.
I believe this university is an ok solution to start, but you have to consider cons I described above. Good luck!