The Hungarian language is spoken by ten and a half million inhabitants of present-day Hungary, about three million people in the neighbouring countries, and perhaps as many as an additional two million around the world. Despite the isolation that might have been imposed by the uniqueness of their language, Hungarians have been engaged with, and participants in, greater European affairs since their arrival in the Carpathian basin more than a thousand years ago. Hungarians have made signal contributions in the fields of arts, science, and mathematics, winning Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Medicine, Physics, Economics, and Literature.
Hungarian Studies at the University of Toronto includes major and minor programs for undergraduate students at the Faculty of Arts and Science. These programs focus on the history, language, literature, and culture of Hungary, as well as its role on the international scene and presence in Canada. For more information on the program and its requirements, please visit the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies’ website.