Why should you choose Pécs?

Monday, 13 May, 2024

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1. Experience 

University of Pécs is the country’s oldest university. The Faculty of Pharmacy was estabilished in 2000 and the English program started in 2009. Our Biotechnology BSc program kicked off in 2022.
It is a young and dynamic faculty with 9 departments. 
You can experience a truly international environment here where almost half of the students are coming from 29 different nationalities. 

2. Tuition Fee Reduction

We believe that student excellence and progress should be rewarded. 
Tuition Fee Reduction for Freshmen 2024 can be awarded to top applicants with outstanding performance at the entrance exam applying until 01. June 2024. The reduction can range 15-60%. It's a fantastic opportunity for all incoming freshmen 
to study Pharmacy or Biotechnology at a reduced cost from their very first year.
Furthermore, from the second year on, the Faculty of Pharmacy will provide up to 60% tuition fee reduction each semester to those ranked in the top quarter of faculty students based on their overall perfomance and collected credits.

3. Everything is within walking distance

Our big advantage is that Pécs is a small university town. All facilities are on or very close to campus so you do not need to waste time travelling around the city, you can focus on your studies.

4. Safety

Naturally, smaller cities experience less crime, so Pécs is an even safer option.
According to the Global Peace Index, Hungary and the city of Pécs are considered to be exceptionally safe in both global and regional comparisons. In line with this fact, the University of Pécs is determined to render the highest possible quality of services to its students. This includes, inter alia, that we strive to facilitate a calm, secure and inclusive environment. We put great efforts in maintaining this peaceful and supportive community which results in a remarkably safe and secure learning experience.

5. Student life

In addition to learning, Pécs also offers plenty of opportunities for sports activities and fun. The Mediterranean city offers plenty of sunshine and is close to nature. In the hills of Mecsek, there are plenty of hiking trails. Pécs regularly hosts cultural and music festivals such as the Zsolnay Festival of Lights and the University Days of Pécs (PEN). You can also visit the city for colourful activities in the region, such as wine tasting in Villány, lake in Orfű or a sightseeing tour in Siklós.