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University of Pécs

University of Pécs

University of Pécs

Introduction

The creation of the University of Pécs was first initiated by King Louis the Great in 1367. Today, the University of Pécs is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, where there are ten faculties that cover the full spectrum of higher education to provide high-quality, comprehensive training. In addition to the education and research activities, medical treatment is a crucial activity of ours; the Clinical Centre takes care of not only the region’s outpatients and in-patients but also has national-level duties in many areas.

Each year, the University of Pécs participates in the ranking of international higher education institutions and is doing well. We strive to further improve our perception in all areas.

We have and will put great emphasis on the quality of education, as well-prepared students mean the best publicity for us. In this spirit, the continuous development of human resources and infrastructure conditions is our top priority. We make efforts to provide our students with a wide variety of knowledge. Therefore, we offer support for a significant proportion of our students to participate in a variety of internship and exchange programs in recognized institutions in Europe and other developed countries. So that we can increase the level of education, we use state-of-the-art technology and invite the finest professors. We have taken our motto from Luis Pasteur: "chance favours the prepared mind". It is most pleasing that the number of students has stabilized over the last decade, whereas the number of foreign students has grown significantly. Not only is the University of Pécs a prestigious institution, but it is also student-friendly. We would like our students to study for achievement and have a good time as well.

The University of Pécs conducts internationally recognized research work. We do our best to make our university an optimal choice for a workplace for our talented researchers, not just a starting point. We encourage our esteemed colleagues with internal grant schemes for an even better performance. In the research center named after János Szentágothai, there are cutting-edge technologies, equipment, and tools at our researchers’ and students’ disposal. The main research profile of our University is basic scientific research; however, via applied research, we continuously develop our industrial relationships, too.

Within the framework of the Modern Cities Programme, spectacular modernization was taking place at our university. In this context, not only are there construction of new buildings and renovation of existing ones, but these activities were parallel with human resources training. The Modern Cities Programme was created in cooperation with the city of Pécs.

Pécs is an attractive, friendly little town and human in scale; not only does it host, but also serves as a home for our university citizens. The University is the city’s dominant institution; besides the students, almost all inhabitants of Pécs feel connected to it. The presence of a large number of international students from all over the world and the Mediterranean atmosphere make Pécs a pleasant, busy university town with so much life. The University of Pécs, however, is not restricted to the county seat of Baranya; there is an independent faculty in the town of Szekszárd, and there is a network of training centers all over the Transdanubian region beyond the borders even.

If you wish to study in a multicultural environment, for reasonable tuition fees, and experience high-quality education at the oldest University of Hungary, do not hesitate to contact us.

Statistics

  • 650 years of tradition
  • Ranked among top 3 Hungarian Universities
  • UP belongs to the leading 2,5 of international higher education worldwide (source: QS WUR 2021)
  • 40 years of experience in international education
  • 2,000 lecturers
  • 22,000 students form 130 different countries with a 22% ratio of international students
  • out of the 5000 international students more than 1000 receive Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship from around 90 sending partners
  • 10 faculties
  • 24 own clinics
  • 8 dormitories located in the residential area of Pécs
  • 7700 m2 modern research space with high-tech labs at the Szentágothai Research Centre ensures that our colleagues on the field of biotechnology, environmental technology, computer technology and nano science can excel.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Unlock your potential with the prestigious Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship. This scholarship program, initiated by the Hungarian Government, offers a range of benefits, including:

    ✅ Tuition-free education

    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.

    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.

    Campus Life & 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

    Locations

    • Pécs

      University of Pécs, , Pécs

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