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University of Pecs

Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 3,275 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 8%
Institution type Public

About University of Pecs

The University of Pécs is one of the largest university in Hungary considering the number of students and the number of faculties. Detailed data highlight important facts about the University. The university has received students from all over the globe; from countries like Albania, Canada, Bahrain, Denmark, Malaysia, Poland, Pakistan, United States of America, Sweden and many others. 

With its 10 faculties - Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources Development, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Illyés Gyula, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law, Medical School, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Faculty of Sciences and Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology - the University of Pécs plays a significant role in Hungarian higher education. The University offers a broad range of training and degree programmes, ensuring high-level knowledge-transfer and research. With its students and nearly 2,000 teaching and research staff the impact of the University of Pécs extends well beyond the borders of Pécs.

Campus information

Pécs is the fifth largest city in Hungary with a population of about 180,000. It lies in South Transdanubia, close to the border with Croatia.

Pécs is a university city. It is full of restaurants, cafés and bars and has an incredibly vivid student life day and night. It which used to be the European Capital of Culture in 2010 (with Essen and Istanbul)

The easiest way to reach Hungary is traveling by plane. There are flights from all over the world to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. To reach Pécs one can take an intercity train or a minibus service, which is a transportation service directly from the Airport to any address in Pécs.


Student hostel accommodation is offered to exchange students coming on a scholarship or through bilateral agreements between the sending university and the UP. Student hostels are located in residential area of Pécs. The faculties of the University as well as the city centre are fairly accessible from here, only a short bus journey away.

Altogether there are several rooms of reasonably high quality available for ERAMUS (European Union (EU) student exchange programme) incomers during the academic year - however we cannot offer a room for a single student due to the short supply of generally large demand for rooms.

The rooms are furnished and contain a bathroom. Bedclothes are supplied. Rooms are offered at a reasonable price.

Life in the student hostels and the various events held in them (game shows, contests, professional programs, exhibitions) are organized by the Student Hostel Committee. The infrastructure of the student hostels has been constantly improving in recent years. Nearly all hostels offer library and computer services, and have their own clubs, sporting facilities, snack bars, video and TV rooms.

Student Hostels:

  • Balassa János Student Hostel
  • Boszorkány Student Hostel (Witch)
  • Damjanich Student Hostel
  • Hunyor Guest House and Student Hostel
  • IGYK Student Hostel (Hostel of the Faculty of Illyés Gyula)
  • Jakabhegyi Student Hostel
  • Laterum Student Hostel (Hostel of the Faculty of Health Sciences)
  • Márton Áron Student Hostel for Advanced Studies
  • Szántó Student Hostel
  • Szalay László Student Hostel (UNIV)


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 1


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