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The University of Pécs with its 20 000 students, with more than 4 500 international students, with 1 400 lecturers and researchers, with its 10 faculties is one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary and the center of knowledge within the Transdanubian region. Its roots date back to 1367.

International students may choose from the wide palette of more than 100 English-taught study programs in different study levels (Foundation, Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D.), and in different study fields, such as Medicine, Health Sciences, Business, Engineering, IT, Architecture, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Music.

The University of Pécs is one of the leading research universities in the country with a huge professional research background. The Szentágothai Research Centre is home to a number of medical and scientific researches. The university has 21 doctoral schools which cover a broad spectrum of science and arts. The University of Pécs puts a lot of emphasis on talent management. There are several academic colleges and student circles to support the academic work of UP students.

The tuition fees may vary from program to program, ranging between 3600 EUR/year to 15 000 EUR/year, however, fully funded scholarships are also available for international students, which you can read more about on our website: https://international.pte.hu/admission/scholarship

The costs of a stay in Hungary have generally been considered low by European standards. To be able to pay your rent, buy proper food and afford an occasional evening out, you need a minimum of HUF 150,000 (≈EUR 450) per month.

If you wish to study in a multicultural environment, for reasonable tuition fees and experience high quality of education at the oldest University of Hungary, do not hesitate to submit your application!

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Student Life

Students are the heart and soul of Pécs, with university life on campus energetic and lively. The Student Union organizes regular dance parties, concerts and special events such as the International Evening, the University Days and excursions to tourist destinations. A wide range of sporting opportunities is offered as well to support international students.
The city offers a wide variety of cultural activities such as concerts, art exhibitions, theatre performances, and dance shows. The city of Pécs was selected to be The European Capital of Culture in 2010.

Available Programmes

Bookmark Course Programme Degree Level Duration Tuition
Archaeology BA in Archeology Bachelors 3 years 4400 EUR/year
Visual Arts BA in Ceramic Design Bachelors 3 years 6600 EUR/year
Performing Arts BA in Classical Music Performance (Flute, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin) Bachelors 3 years 6600 EUR/year
Performing Arts BA in Classical Singing Bachelors 3 years 8000 EUR/semester
Communications BA in Communivations and media Science Bachelors 3 years 4400 EUR/year for EU citizens, 5600 EUR/year for non-EU citizens
Performing Arts BA in Electronic Music and Media Arts Bachelors 3 years 5600 EUR/year
Languages BA in English and American Studies Bachelors 3 years 4600 EUR/year
Languages BA in Hungarian Literature and Linguistics Bachelors 3 years 4200 EUR/year
International Relations BA in International Relations Bachelors 3 years 4700 EUR/year
Philosophy BA in Liberal Arts with majors: Art History, Classical Studies, Ethics, Film and Visual Studies, Philosophy Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Performing Arts BA in Orchestral and Choral Conducting Bachelors 3 years 6600 EUR/year
Education BA in Pedagogy (Intercultural Educational Assistant) Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Education BA in Pre-school Teaching Bachelors 3 years 3600 EUR/year
Psychology BA in Psychology Bachelors 3 years 5800 EUR/year for EU citizens, 7800 EUR/year for non-EU citizens
Social & Behavioral Science BA in Social Work Bachelors 3,5 years 4400 EUR/year
Architecture & Building BSc in Architectural Engineering Bachelors 3,5 years 7600 USD/year
Biology BSc in Biology Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Management BSc in Business Administration and Management Bachelors 3,5 years 2300 EUR/year for EU citizens, 7000 EUR/year for non-EU citizens
Chemistry BSc in Chemistry Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Engineering & Engineering Trades BSc in Civil Engineering Bachelors 4 years 6800 USD/year
Computer Science BSc in Computer Science Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Computer Science BSc in Computer Science Engineering Bachelors 3,5 years 6800 USD/year
Culinary Arts BSc in Dietetics Bachelors 4 years 5000 EUR/year
Soil Science BSc in Earth Sciences Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Engineering & Engineering Trades BSc in Electrical Engineering Bachelors 3,5 years 6800 USD/year
Geography BSc in Geography Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Mathematics & Statistics BSc in Mathematics Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Obstetrics, Nursery, Physiotherapy, & Medical Radiology BSc in Midwifery Bachelors 4 years 5000 EUR/year
Obstetrics, Nursery, Physiotherapy, & Medical Radiology BSc in Nursing Bachelors 4 yeras 5000 EUR/year
Biology BSc in Physical Training Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Physics BSc in Physics Bachelors 3 years 5000 EUR/year
Obstetrics, Nursery, Physiotherapy, & Medical Radiology BSc in Physiotherapy Bachelors 4 years 5000 EUR/year
Travel & Tourism BSc Tourism and Catering Bachelors 4 years 2300 EUR/year for EU citizens, 6000 EUR/year for non-EU citizens
Education MA in Adult Education (Andragogy) Masters 2 years 5000 EUR/year
Archaeology MA in Archeology Masters 2 years 4400 EUR/year
Visual Arts MA in Ceramics Design Masters 2 years 7000 EUR/year
Performing Arts MA in Choral Conducting Masters 2 years 7000 EUR/year
Performing Arts MA in Classical Music Performance (Flute,Guitar,Piano,Violin) Masters 2 years 7000 EUR/year
Performing Arts MA in Classical Singing Masters 2 years 9000 EUR/year
Languages MA in English Studies Masters 2 years 5000 EUR/year
Social & Behavioral Science MA in Human Resources Counseling Masters 2 years 4400 EUR/year
Architecture & Building MA in Interior and Spatial design Masters 2 years 7600 USD/year
International Relations MA in International Relations Masters 2 years 5000 EUR/year
Psychology MA in Psychology Masters 2 years 5800 EUR/year for EU citizens, 7800 EUR/year for non-EU citizens
Social & Behavioral Science MA in Social Policy Masters 2 years 5000 EUR/year
Social & Behavioral Science MA in Social Work Masters 2 years 5000 EUR/year
Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Online program) Masters 2 years 20 500 EUR total
Management MSc in Applied Management Masters 2 years 800 000 HUF/year for EU students, 8000 EUR/year for non-EU students
Mathematics & Statistics MSc in Applied Mathematics Masters 2 years 8000 EUR/year
Architecture & Building MSc in Architectural Engineering Masters 2 years 7600 USD/year
Biology MSc in Biology Masters 2 years 8000 EUR/year
Medicine, Surgery, & Dentistry MSc in Biomedical Engineering Masters 2 years 7600 USD/year
Medicine, Surgery, & Dentistry MSc in Biotechnology Masters 2 years 11000 EUR/year
Chemistry MSc in Chemistry Masters 2 years 8000 EUR/year
Obstetrics, Nursery, Physiotherapy, & Medical Radiology MSc in Clinical Laboratory Science Masters 1,5 years 7000 EUR/year
Computer Science MSc in Computer Science Engineering Masters 2 years 7600 USD/year
Management MSc in Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship Masters 2 years 800 000 HUF/year for EU citizens, 8000 EUR/year for non-EU citizens
Geography MSc in Geography Masters 2 years 8000 EUR/year
Obstetrics, Nursery, Physiotherapy, & Medical Radiology MSc in Nursing APRN (Nurse practitioner) Masters 2 years 7000 EUR/year
Physics MSc in Physics Masters 2 years 8000 EUR/year
Architecture & Building MSc in Structural Engineering Masters 1,5 years 7600 USD/year
Architecture & Building Architecture (BSc + MSc) Bachelors 5 years 7600 USD/year
Medicine, Surgery, & Dentistry Dentistry (BSc + MSc) Bachelors 5 years 17 350 USD/year
Medicine, Surgery, & Dentistry General Medicine (BSc + MSc) Bachelors 6 years 16 750 USD/year
Visual Design (Graphic Design) Graphic Artist Specialising in Graphic Design (BA+MA) Bachelors 5 years 7000 EUR/year
Visual Arts Painting (BA+MA) Bachelors 5 years 7000 EUR/year
Pharmacy Pharmacy (BSc + MSc) Bachelors 5 years 9900 USD/year
Visual Arts Sculpture (BA+MA) Bachelors 5 years 7000 EUR/year
Architecture & Building DLA in Architecture / PhD in Architectural Engineering Doctoral 4 years 7600 USD/year
Biology PhD in Biology and Sport Biology Doctoral 4 years 6000 EUR/year
Management PhD in Business Administration Doctoral 4 years 19 000 EUR total
Chemistry PhD in Chemistry Doctoral 4 years 6000 EUR/year
Soil Science PhD in Earth Sciences Doctoral 4 years 6000 EUR/year
Obstetrics, Nursery, Physiotherapy, & Medical Radiology PhD in Health Sciences Doctoral 4 years 6000 EUR/year
Law PhD in Law Doctoral 4 years 5000 EUR/year
Medicine, Surgery, & Dentistry PhD in Medical Sciences (Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Medical Sciences, Clinical Neurosciences, Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences, Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Science) Doctoral 4 years 12000 USD/year
Physics PhD in Physics Doctoral 4 years 6000 EUR/year
Management PhD in Regional Development Doctoral 4 years 19 000 EUR total
Engineering & Engineering Trades Engineer Assistant - Airline Pilot (non-degree program) Associate 2 years 32 500 EUR/year
Performing Arts Kodály System Specialist Training Program (non-degree program) Associate 2 years 1400 EUR/year
Languages Preparatory Courses in English for Degree Studies Associate 5/10/15 months 4200 EUR/6500 EUR/9300 EUR depending on the length of the course

FAQs

What makes our University unique?

The University of Pécs, the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Hungary was founded in 1367. Today it is one of the largest Institutions of Higher Education in the country and offers a wide spectrum of courses to some 20,000 students in approximately 500 different study programs. The University of Pécs provides a truly international learning environment – it has been running degree programs in English for more than 30 years, becoming one of the most internationalized universities in Hungary. We are proud to host more than 5,000 international students each year – students who come from 114 countries across the globe.

What we can guarantee is a gorgeous location, a safe environment, and a unique Study Abroad experience for international students.

What is Hungarian culture like?

Hungary has a long history and a rich culture dating back to the Roman Empire. Hungary is located in the heart of Europe, in the Carpathian Basin and is home to Hungarians since 895 AD who are really proud of their architecture, cuisine, customs, beautiful cities and sceneries. 

If you wish to know Hungarian culture better in detail, here is a well-structured article about it: https://www.everyculture.com/Ge-It/Hungary.html
Check out how American students see Hungary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR-EI4qjhEI
Interesting facts about Hungary: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/facts-about-hungary/
Explore Hungary’s treasures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7q0Y_JZMrg

Hungarian people are known for being friendly and welcoming, a bit shy when it comes to speaking English, but very helpful when you find the common ground.

What is the climate like in Pécs?

Pécs has temperate climate with all four seasons present. You can enjoy the beautiful winter with sledging and ice-skating and can sit out in the many bars and cafés of Pécs in summer. You can also have fun by the many lakes, thermal baths and swimming pools around the city. We also have beautiful autumn and spring seasons. In South Transdanubia, spring arrives early. The Indian summer here can last till November therefore autumn starts later than usual.

What are my accommodation choices?

Learn more about accommodation options here: https://international.pte.hu/admission/prepare-your-stay/housing

How to get to Pécs?

Pécs is located in the southern part of Hungary, close to the Coratian border. It is the 5th largest city in the country. The closest airport is in Budapest which is a 2.5-hour drive from Pécs.
The easiest way of reaching Hungary is traveling by plane. There are flights from all over the world to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. To reach Pécs from the capital, which is 200 km to the south, one can take an intercity train or airport shuttle.

For more useful information, please visit: https://international.pte.hu/admission/prepare-your-stay/how-get-pecs

Address

H-7622 Pécs, Vasvári Pál str. 4.

Hungary