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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-and-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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Programs

Scholarships & funding

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program

The University of Pécs offers several scholarships for international students. The most popular one is 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 program's core mission is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and 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 this Scholarship.

Provisions Covered By The Scholarship

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fees
  • 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 and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 100 000 a year/person.

Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

The newest scholarship which is available at the University of Pécs is the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship, which gives you an exceptional chance to develop both personally and academically. While studying in Hungary, you can discover the thousand-year-old Hungarian history and culture, experience unique Hungarian traditions, and enhance your Hungarian language skills. 
As a Diaspora Scholarship holder, you can receive an internationally recognized degree at a top-level Hungarian higher education institution and acquire highly competitive knowledge to advance both personally and academically. You can choose from a wide range of programs taught in English or Hungarian that cover all higher education fields at all degree levels. At the University of Pécs, you can choose between 280 study programs. This Scholarship is also an excellent opportunity to build your professional network and discover everything about the country in a supporting and welcoming student environment!

Provisions covered by the scholarship

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend (upon request)
  • Accommodation: dormitory placement OR a monthly contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period. (upon request)
  • Medical insurance

You may have the chance to become a Diaspora Scholarship holder, if you are living in a diaspora, or you are a foreign citizen with a foreign address, and you have been living abroad for at least 10 years in a row, and you have been doing your secondary education outside Hungary for the past 4 years. The program is available for the members of a Hungarian diaspora living in any country outside of the European Union, the Republic of Serbia or the Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine. You can find further information about diasporas here. The prerequisite to applying is acquiring a recommendation from the local diaspora organization or the Hungarian delegation. Regarding the issuance of the recommendation, it is advised to contact the diaspora organizations and delegations 1 or 2 months before applying.

Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

Lastly, let us introduce you to the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People. As a Christian Scholarship holder, you can receive an internationally recognized degree at a top-level Hungarian higher education institution and acquire highly competitive knowledge to advance both personally and academically. You can choose from programs taught in English that cover some higher education fields at all degree levels. At the University of Pécs, you can choose between 19 study programs. This Scholarship Programme is also an excellent opportunity to build your professional network and discover everything about the country in a supporting and welcoming student environment!

Provisions covered by the scholarship

  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of 166.600 HUF per month (140,000 HUF for Doctoral students),
  • Accommodation: dormitory placement OR a monthly contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period,
  • Reimbursement of travel costs of 200.000 HUF per academic year,
  • Medical insurance


Who can apply?

You may have the chance to become a Christian Scholarship holder, if you are a citizen of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel, Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.
The prerequisite to applying is acquiring an official recommendation from the local Christian church.
You are a full-age citizen, at the beginning of your scholarship studies; you reach the age of 18 by 31 August of the year of the specified application deadline,
you have the qualifications and the required language skills as a pre-requisite for the study program applied for, and submit the supporting document by the deadline for submission of applications, but no later than 1 August of the year of the current application cycle.
Degree programs at bachelor level, master’s, and one-tier master’s programs are open to all applicants, while doctoral programs are open to those applicants who have completed their bachelor/master studies in the frame of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People in Hungary or are registered for the last semester of their studies in the academic year as Scholarship for Christian Young People scholarship holders.

Please visit the university website for more information.

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Why study at University of Pécs

If you choose the University of Pécs, you will:

  • experience a high quality of education.
  • study at the oldest university in Hungary - founded in 1367 - having exceptionally wide-ranging experience and long-standing traditions in higher education.
  • be awarded a valuable EU degree.
  • choose from our professionally relevant and high quality programs for a tuition fee that represents great value for money.
  • study in a multicultural environment.
  • enjoy low living expenses.
  • experience vibrant student life day and night in this true University City, full of bars, restaurants and cafés.
  • study at one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary together with 20,000 other students.
  • 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.
  • study in a very safe and friendly city located in one of the safest countries in Europe.
  • get a Central European experience and discover further European countries easily during your studies at UP.

Student services & facilities

  • Guaranteed dormitory placement and a personaly mentor ("buddy") for every 1st year student.
  • Student Counselling
  • Libraries
  • Legal Aid Clinic
  • Sport Facilities and sport groups

Reviews

Average rating 4.9

Based on 17 reviews.

D.M.
Fidel
University of Pècs is the best university in my opinion. I have found a home away from home where I get quality education that makes me better placed anywhere in the world as a professional while at the same time enjoying my time as a student. Highly recommend studying in Pècs for that wholesome experience!!
A
Pécs city and PTE gave me unforgettable memories for lifetime

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University of Pécs

Vasvári Pál str. 4.
H-7622 Pécs
Hungary

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