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About University of Pécs

Country Hungary
Number of courses 106
Year founded 1367
Number of students 20000

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 90 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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Courses at University of Pécs

There are 106 courses listed from University of Pécs. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

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Fatima Majid Malik (International Student Ambassador)

University of Pecs is a diversity hub with a constant and quality influx of International students. It allows you to grow academically as well as in multiple other areas you need assistance in and equips you for a brighter future.

Fatima Majid Malik /Pakistan/
International Student Ambassador
Psychology BA
University of Pécs


Mithil Barath Rajendran Venkatesh (International Student Ambassador)

It's almost an year in Pécs now, this journey was not easy; but surely I have over come my fears and learnt from my mistakes.Studying abroad is the best decisions I have made and University of Pécs has offered me its best; making Pécs my second home!

Mithil Barath Rajendran Venkatesh /India/
International Student Ambassador
Biology BSc
University of Pécs


Trang Pham Huong (International Student Ambassador)

More than just a degree, University of Pécs offers me a life changing opportunity. I was always questioning how can people starting a company at the age of 19 or 20, but now I'm one of them, founding a small business in Pécs, all thanks to the UP.

Trang Pham Huong /Vietnam/
International Student Ambassador
Business Administration and Management BSc
University of Pécs

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at University of Pécs

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program


The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme 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.



  • 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 contribution 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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Services Offered for International Students

  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Social Activities
  • Special English language
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - Gym
  • Sporting facilities - Swimming pool
  • Sporting facilities - Team sports

Accommodation Information for Students

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

1. Dormtiory:

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 110 per month. 


  • internet access per room
  • study room
  • lounge
  • gym
  • bike storage
  • parking slots
  • cafeteria
  • student club

2. Rented accomodation

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.

 How do I start looking for a place to rent?

The monthly rental price of a two-room apartment might cost between 80.000 to 200.000 HUF (250-620 EUR); The surroundings, the distance from the Univeristy and the facility might affect this price. Please note that utility bills and property management fee are not included in the rental fee. Always take into consideration that you might need to sign up for an Internet connection at a local communication service provider and bear its expenses. To pay a deposit is always required by the accommodation provider, which usually is equal to 1 or 2 monthly fee. This has to be paid in advance before moving in, and it is released after moving out from the apartment. Please note that you might need to use public transportation to reach your destination comfortably.

Study Abroad Information

The University of Pécs offers numerous opportunities for mobility programmes with our broad partnerships throughout the whole World. These mobilities are available for the students, teachers and administrative staff members of our partner Universities. 

1. Eramsus+ 

The University of Pécs has more than 700 bilateral Erasmus+ agreements in almost 30 countries. For the up-to-date partner list please contact your faculty Erasmus+ coordinator and check the latest calls for application.

Quick facts:

  • one of the most well-known and successful programmes of the European Commission
  • two main types: foreign study visits and internships
  • so far: mobility of more than 3 million students in Europe
  • according to the former Erasmus students the Erasmus experience makes the post-graduation job search easier
  • 60 % of the Erasmus students are females and 80% of the outgoing students is the first in the family to study abroad

Program objectives:

  • to increase in quality and quantity
  • the student and educational mobility
  • the number of international project
  • the cooperation between higher educational institutions and businesses

2. Student Exchange

General requirements: enrolled UP student status, Stipendium Scholarship students are NOT eligible, good command of English language knowledge (US universities require TOEFL of IELTS language certificate if not native speaker), above average academic records.


    Programme objectives:

    • to make possible for the higher educational institutions (universities, colleges) of the participating countries
    • to host visiting professors
    • student exchanges
    • participation in language and professional courses, as well as in summer universities

    Participating countries: Albany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgary, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Macedonia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro.

Facts about University of Pécs

  • Year institution founded: 1367
  • Total enrolled: 20000
  • Men to women ratio: 48/52
  • Number of academic staff: 1700
  • Number of Professors: 183
  • Year MBA first offered: 1984

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