Degrees in Hungarian higher education follow the international standard set by the Bologna Process. This means that, apart from certain vocational degrees awarded by non-university and college institutions in Hungary, degrees conform to the standard of bachelor, master and PhD degrees. This means that Hungary's degrees are more widely comparable on the international market, and also that students have the option to pursue a masters degree in a different field than their bachelors, for example.
In certain, more vocationally directed courses in Hungary such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, the first degree awarded is a masters degree after five to six years of study.
Hungary’s EU membership also means that its degrees awarded in medicine, veterinary studies and architecture are directly tranferrable and accepted for professional purposes in other EU countries.