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University of Pécs

The University of Pécs opened its doors in 1367, making it the first and oldest institution of its kind in Hungary. With longer and shorter interruptions, UP has been shaping the young academic society for over six-an-a-half centuries, not just in Hungary, but internationally as well.

With a tradition of more than 30 years of offering degree programs in English, the University has become one of the most internationalized institutions in Hungary. We now proudly host over 4,500 foreign students representing more than 110 countries all over of the world.

Our multi-campus institution includes 10 faculties and several research centers, offering a wide palette of 80 programs taught in English and German that cover almost every aspect of modern academia, from medicine, natural sciences, engineering, art and political science to law, business and economics, every student can find the perfect program for themselves and their future careers!

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Why study at University of Pécs

If you choose the University of Pécs, you will study at the oldest university in Hungary - founded in 1367 - having exceptionally wide-ranging experience and long-standing traditions in higher education. Besides being the oldest university in the country, the highly qualified academic staff is a guarantee that students are provided with the most up-to-date knowledge to the highest, internationally recognized standards and so earn a degree, which is highly competitive in today’s labour market.

Choose from our professionally relevant and high-quality programs for a tuition fee that represents great value for money, be awarded a valuable EU degree, and enjoy low living expenses, while getting a Central European experience!

Awards & Accreditations

Ranked #401-500

for Clinical Medicine and Public Health by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

Ranked #471

for Clinical Medicine by U.S. News & World Report Education 2020

Ranked #1

in Hungary by Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2020

Top 200

in terms of International Students by QS World University Rankings 2019

Ranked #45

for climate action by Times Higher Education Rankings 2020 

Student services & facilities

A sudden change of environment is very exciting, but challenging process. To help with this, the University of Pécs has developed services to make newcomers’ transitions as smooth as possible.

  • Guaranteed dormitory placement for every first-year student
  • Student organizations, offering a wide range of recreational, voluntary and social events
  • Mentor program, Cultural Sensitization courses and Student Counselling, to help international students' integration into the university environment
  • Sport and dance activities
  • Campus Legal Aid Clinic, which provides professional and monitored legal advice for the students of UP


Pécs is a truly university city, as the University has 10 Faculties which are all around in the city, therefore anywhere you go, you will meet university students at every corner.

Student lifestyle

Experience a vibrant student life, day and night, in this true University city, full of bars, restaurants and cafés.

Live in a uniquely beautiful place - Pécs was awarded the prestigious title "European Capital of Culture" in 2010.

Walk among the historical buildings in the city of Pécs, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.


Further to accommodation in Pécs, incoming students have two basic options. They may stay in a dormitory or seek for alternative accommodation.

Stay In A Dormitory

The University of Pécs has ten dormitories. They are located in quiet, residential areas of the city. The Faculties of the University, as well as the city centre, are easily accessible from the dormitories. Most of the dormitories have recently been renovated. The rooms are nicely furnished and contain bathrooms. Bedclothes are supplied. Rooms are offered on a reasonable price level: approximately EUR 130 per month.


  • Internet Access Per Room
  • Study Room
  • Lounge
  • Gym
  • Bike Storage
  • Parking Slots
  • Cafeteria
  • Student Club

Rented Accommodation

For incoming students who require superior quality accommodation, rented flats are an alternative. Renting a flat can provide students with the peace, comfort and privacy they require.

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Scholarships & funding

The University of Pécs is part of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program, which was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government as part of the government policy called “Eastern and Southern Opening”. The scholarship program is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

The core mission of the program is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students. Currently, 68 sending partners are engaged in the program.
Every year hundreds of international students gain admission to our university with the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship.

Provisions Covered By The Scholarship

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee.
  • Monthly stipend:
    non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly HUF 43 700 contributions to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies,
    doctoral-level: monthly HUF 140 000 for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies.
  • Accommodation: dormitory placement OR a monthly contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period.
  • Medical insurance: health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 100 000 a year/person.

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Average rating 5

Based on 5 reviews

Laetitia Z
The program overall is a tough one to be realistic but it is an amazing experience. If you are lazy person this definitely ain't the program for you but if you are hardworking and determined to succeed then this will just fit you. I love the fact that the teachers and professors are very patient with the students and amazingly keen to impart t...
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The program is great, its structure includes courses by professors that give detailed descriptions about the subjects they teach and do not move on till you get the material. Their willingness to take in your ideas and questions during class and have discussions on them even if those ideas and questions don't match their own, is like no other. ...
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Wonderful experience :)


University of Pécs

Vasvári Pál str. 4.
H-7622 Pécs

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