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BScFull-time6 semesterSeptemberEUR 3500 per semesterEUR 3500 per semester

About Biotechnology, BSc - at University of Pécs

The Academic Program offered by the Faculty of Pharmacy leads to the degree of Biotechnologist. The program provides deep theoretical understanding of natural sciences with hands on experience in cutting edge technologies in biotechnology. The diploma issued by the Faculty of Pharmacy is accepted by all European Union member states and several other countries. The program aims to educate students to become immediately employable after graduation, hence industrial or research laboratory placements for sufficient work experience are integral part of the program. Using state of the art laboratory techniques students can also experience laboratory research and have a great variety of further education possibilities to choose from in medical, pharmaceutical, environmental and food biotechnology. The Biotechnologist BSc diploma entitles its holder to work at industrial test laboratories, industrial research and development laboratories, work in production for the pharma or biotechnology industry or work for contract research laboratories in small biotechnology companies or research institutes. But the graduates will be fully equipped with knowledge to pursue a career in biostatistics and bioanalytics. If they choose to do so, graduates can enroll into Biotechnology MSc, Biomedical Engineering MSc, Clinical Laboratory Scientist MSc, etc programs at the University of Pecs or other further education programs of Universities in the European Union or in a wide variety of countries after graduation. As the program is only taught in English, it also provides a vibrant international environment to study in.

The diploma program consists of three years of basic and special studies. The first year and a half are devoted to basic sciences. The program provides essential knowledge in the foundation module in general, inorganic and organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, physics and biophysics, plant, animal and human biology and physiology, as well as mathematics.

Special studies involve biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, genetic manipulation, immunology, basics in pharmaceutical, medical, food and environmental biotechnology, data management, analysis and biostatistics.

In the 6th semester students must submit a written Thesis, and in the 5th-6th semester they are engaged for 6 weeks in a practical training program in industry or in a research laboratory.

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition Fee: 3500EUR per Semester

Application Fee: 200USD + 250USD entrance exam fee

Registration Fee: 220USD

Entry requirements

You need to

  • have a high school diploma/official transcript of grades from secondary school (or a provisional certificate proving that you are going to graduate in the application period, therefore you will be able to submit it only later on, until the time of enrolment at the latest) with the best possible grades in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.
  • have B2 level/upper intermediate English knowledge (no language examination certificate is needed)
  • pass a complex (oral and written) entrance exam
  • have eligibility for higher education studies in home country

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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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.

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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!

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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.

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