Do you want to be a doctor or veterinarian? We can help you! Since 1990 Pre-University programs have been organized to help students who require additional instruction or review in the required subjects and in English language to prepare them to take the entrance examinations for the regular Degree Programs of medical universities. We have 30 years of experience in preparing students for university studies and almost 90% of students gain admission to the desired University program.
There Are Two Types of Program
Two-semester Pre-Medical Track:
From late September to mid-May, every year. Primarily designed for those who have not studied one or several of the required subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), or whose English is insufficient for academic purposes.
for students who do not need a student visa: 21st September, 2020
for students who need a student visa: 1st September, 2020
One-semester intensive Pre-Medical Track:
From early January to mid-May. Primarily designed for those who need to refresh previous studies and have a good command of English
for students who do not need a student visa: 3rd January each year
for students who need a student visa: 15th October each year
Why McDaniel College?
About our programs
Program contents based on the topics of university entrance examinations
Regular written and oral tests provide experience in taking examinations
Fully accepted and monitored by the above university programs
Affordable: compared to programs of the same prestige in Western Europe or the United States, Hungary offers everything that those programs do, but at a more reasonable price
High success rate – upon completing our program, almost 90% of students gain admission to the desired program
30 years of experience in preparing students for university studies
More than 9000 students have completed the program since 1990
Of the world's top 20 safest countries, 14 are in Europe and Hungary is one of them.
EU is generally considered the safest region in the world.
As an EU member state, Hungary has a high level of food safety.
Friendly staff help you find accommodation and get used to your new way of life
Freedom of movement in Europe
As a student in Hungary you can enjoy the freedom of movement in the whole European Union
TWO SEMESTER LESSONS/WEEK
ONE SEMESTER LESSONS/WEEK
The aim of the course is to build the basic academic knowledge in several fields of biology and prepare you for the requirements of the university entrance exams. During the course you will learn about the chemical basis of the life, the structure and functions of the cell, the properties of the genetic material and the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Classes consist of both standard lectures and interactive activities, such as class discussions, debates, etc. To develop your academic knowledge you have to learn how to convey successfully scientific information in written and oral forms.
Chemical basis of life
Organic molecules of living organisms
Cellular organization, cell organelles and other structures
Metabolic pathways of the cell
Cell cycle, cell division
Viruses and Bacteria
Internal transport, Respiratory system
Excretory system, Immune system
Books and auxiliary materials
Solomon-Berg-Martin: Biology (Thomson Learning)
Study guide (test bank based on the book mentioned above)
Handouts and tests prepared by the teachers
Essentials of Chemistry
We assume the students taking the course have little or no chemistry background, therefore we introduce the basic concepts slowly at the beginning, the pace and the level increase as we go on. Since most of our students are not native English speakers, another aim of the course is to teach the special language of chemistry in English. The course also provides help for the improvement in problem solving skills through chemical calculations. The course is organized into three different sections – general, organic and bioorganic chemistry – in agreement with the first year’s chemistry curriculum at the universities. Our intentions are not only to provide adequate knowledge for the entrance examination but to help students to adapt to first year’s university studies.
Units; Elements; Compounds; Chemical equations
Electronic structure Periodic table
States of matter
Solutions; Concentration units; Calculations
Reaction kinetics; Chemical equilibrium
Acids, bases and salts
Redox reactions; Electrochemistry
Organic chemistry: Reaction types and mechanisms
Alkanes; Alkenes; Alkynes
Alkyl halides; Alcohols; Ethers; Thio compounds
Aldehydes and ketones; Carboxylic acids; Amines
Optical isomerism; Carbohydrates
Lipids; Amino acids; Proteins; Nucleic acids
Stoker: General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
Study Guide (Compiled material provided by instructor)
Other textbooks that may be used
Hein: Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry
Holum: Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
Bettelheim, Brown, Campbell, Farrell: General, Organic, and Biochemistry
Physics for Pre-Med I.-II.
The aim of the course is to build the basic academic knowledge in several fields of physics and prepare you for the requirements of the university. During the course you will learn about the fundamental phenomena in physics, you need to know in medical science. Classes consist of both standard lectures and interactive activities, such as class discussions, debates, etc. To develop your academic knowledge you have to learn how to convey successfully scientific information in written and oral forms.
Books and auxiliary materials
Giambattista-Richardson-Richardson: College Physics (GRR book)
Study guide (math test bank, lists of “Examples to study”, “Problems to solve”, “Conceptual questions” and “Applications” based on GRR book)
Handouts and tests prepared by the teachers
Work and Energy
Flow of Fluids
Waves and Sound
Electric field and forces
Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction
Introduction to Medical English I.-II.
The aim of this Language for Specific Purposes course is to help students to acquire academic skills necessary for college studies and later at university courses. After a basic introduction to the general principles of terminology building the classes are devoted to the development of both oral/listening, speaking/ and writing skills/reading, writing/tailored to the needs of the program. The course provides confidence in finding, extracting information,understanding articles,lectures in medicine-related fields. Note that this course does not aim to teach medicine: its purpose is to teach English for medicine..
Word building /prefix,suffix, word root, comb. forms/
The Muscular-Skeletal Systems
Describing anatomical shapes
Academic v.:severe suppression, Word formation Summarizing
Note-taking /extract info/
Critical reading /paragraph building/
Reading for details
Nervous System – Sense organs
How to write an abstract
Fundamentals of Composition/Critical reading
The aim of the course is to strengthen basic skills in sentence and paragraph-building. It involves a thorough revision of grammar, including spelling and pronunciation, punctuation, verb tenses and sequence of tenses. The elements of writing to be stressed this semester include gramatically correct sentences, concise phrasing, paragraphing and note-taking. The class helps students get accustomed to the regular use of English mono-lingual dictionaries.
Program of the first semester
To get acquainted with each other and with the aims of the course
parts of speech, prefixes, suffixes, Note-taking Biology text
using mono-lingual dictionaries skimming, scanning, reading for gist memorising new words, giving definitions; note-taking
Biology text Connectors Note-taking
Identifying sentence structure: Purpose (to, in order to, for, so that Contrast (but, although, however, yet) Addition (and, moreover)
Tenses: present (Simple and continuous form and meaning Frequency adverbs; Present cont with future meaning; State verbs; Contrasting Pr Perf, Pr Perf Cont and Past Simple)
Identifying synthetic functions
Tenses: future; To express(premeditated) intention; Predicting
Writing skills: recognising and writing topic sentenses
To describe processes
The paragraph Reader Passive
unity and coherence (elaborating a paragraph) connectors: reason and result, and more complex connectors
The paragraph Reader Relative Clauses
Complex and compound sentences: subordinate clauses
Program of the second semester
composition and a paragraph Organizing information by time, by order of importance, by space Organizing ideas – supporting ideas Expressing an opinion, Comparing and contrasting,
Writing about causes and effect
Grammar Structures: Conditionals: true, real ad unreal Conditionals: impossible past, wishes
For Fall 2020, McDaniel College is making preparations to open and conduct the customary academic semester. Our College has demonstrated that it is able to offer courses successfully when need be online. We are satisfied to note that we can approach the fall 2020 semester with maximum flexibility and will offer an academic life either in person on our Budapest campus or online. Why hesitate with application!