University of Pécs
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 centre of knowledge within the Transdanubian region. Its roots date back to 1367.
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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.
City of Pécs
Pécs has been an important cultural and
educational center since the Roman era,
proud of its diverse past and present.
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Besides being the oldest university in the country,
the University of Pécs has earned a prominent
position in terms of international excellence as
well. The entire institution, as well as many of our
faculties and study programs took leading positions in highly recognized international rankings.
The history of higher education in Pécs dates back to 1367, when Louis the Great initiated the establishment of a university in the episcopal city of Pécs. As a result of an integration process of several stages, the University of Pécs was founded, which has become one of the most famous, prestigious institutions having a leading role in regional education. It has ten faculties which cover the full spectrum of high-quality higher education.
Well-known and recognized professors, wellequipped classrooms and dormitories at the University of Pécs enable you to get the best out of your period of study abroad. Whether you are learning a new language or doing scientific research, the University puts the tools you need at your disposal. Our university represents classical values while successfully adapting to the present and using diverse methods of teaching.
The University of Pécs functions as a
knowledge center for innovation in the South Transdanubian Region. Nearly 2,000 teaching
and research staff members participate
in research projects at our 10 faculties. 22
doctoral schools offer PhD and DLA degrees
that cover a wide spectrum of sciences.
A summer/winter internship can be more than just a way to fulfil a requirement of your studies or fulfil your resume. It can be a gateway to the job of your dreams, but at the same time it has to be done right. You have to seek out the right opportunities and make the most of them, both during and after the internship.Student organizations:
- Student organizations
- Sports and facilities
- Student Counselling
- Medical care
- Disability Support
- University Safety And Security
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
- bike storage
- parking slots
- student club
Dormitories of the University of Pécs available for international students:
The main task of the library is to facilitate the educational, research, healing, scientific and artistic activities carried out at the university, but as a public library it is also open to the citizens of the region. It is one of the bases of domestic interlibrary document services. As the head institution of the library network of the University of Pécs it organizes the activities of the faculty and institute libraries and also performs central tasks. Its use of an integrated computerized library system ensures the usage of domestic and foreign databases necessary for research.
First aid and emergency medical care are free
for foreigners, in other cases you have to pay
for the treatment. A full coverage general health
insurance for Hungary is a prerequisite for registration at any faculty of the University of
Where to go in case you need medical care?
To see a family doctor/general practitioner (GP) you can go to:
Centre for Occupational Health and Hygiene of the
University of Pécs Clinical Centre /‚PTE KK Foglalkozás-egészségügyi és Munkahigiénés
The place of consultation: Pécs, Nyár u. 8
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.
Sporting life at the University is coordinated by the TTK Sport Centre University of Pécs, which offers a wide range of sporting opportunities to the students and staff. The Centre organises various programmes that are attractive and accessible to everybody, irrespective of age, faculty or past training, which is a wonderful opportunity for recreation and regeneration.
You can apply for the courses at the beginning of each semester at the NEPTUN (except: Dancing University). Since these courses are compulsory for Hungarian students, tutors take attendance seriously, so you are also kindly advised to attend courses regularly. You should bring clothes and shoes that are characteristic for the sport you have chosen. All the necessary equipment (racquets, tennis balls, etc.) will be available on the spot.
The Student Union is the official representative
institution of university students. The University Student Union (EHÖK in Hungarian) oversees
student affairs at a university level. As an international student, you will meet other student
organizations as well, including ESN, AEGEE and
AIESEC. Each offer a wide range of learning, travel, recreational and voluntary opportunities for
our students. Participating in these organizations
can help you to make new friends and encounter
Besides being the oldest university in the country, the University of Pécs has earned a prominent position in terms of international excellence as well. The entire institution, as well as many of our faculties and study programmes took leading positions in highly recognized international rankings.
- Ranked among Top 3 Hungarian universities.
- Belongs to the up leading 2,5% of international higher education instituations wordwilde /source: QS World University Rankings 2021/
- International Accreditations: European Foundation for Management Development EPAS (Business Administration BSc), European Commission (Architecture), US Department of Veteran Affairs (International Relations MA), Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research; Medical Board of California (General Medicine).
- The University of Pécs is ranked in the 651-700th category, which means that the UP has managed to climb a hundred positions (two categories). In terms of international students, the first university of Hungary is among the top 200!
- The UP MS has been included in the U.S. News & World Report Education’s top 500 higher education thematic world ranking in the field of clinical medicine. The institution was ranked 471st in the thematic world ranking, becoming second in Hungary after the Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine.
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