DRC Summer School

  • Study program
  • Dates
  • Credit
  • Social program
  • Fees and Payment
  • Accomodation
  • How to Apply
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Student Testimonials
  • 5 Great Reasons to Choose our Summer School
  • Brochures and videos
  • Contact Us
  • Apply Now
July 02 - July 09
Organizing unit
IDM Vienna, University of Pécs
Application deadline
June 04
Course fee
200 EUR
Target group
BA, MA, PhD level scientists
Language of instruction
10 ECTS credits
Course Location

Join our DRC Summer School and receive up-to-date knowledge about the political, economic and social challenges of the Danube Region!

Do you have research results about the Danube region that you would like to share? Or would you just like to express your thoughts and learn from experts? What are the strength and weakness of the region? What is the future ahead? Register if you are interested in the region's political, economic, historical and social processes - discover our workshops and present your idea and research. In addition, enjoy the gorgeous city, Pécs and the social programs including wine-tasting and excursions!

Each year, the DRC Summer School is hosted by a different university and therefore offers a variety of settings. We are looking for young BA, MA and Phd level scientist from Social, Human and Political Sciences, who are interested in the region, have scientific records or intend to have deeper knowledge about the Danube Region.

The 2017 edition of the DRC Summer School, titled 'New Borders Between Old Neighbours – Return Of History In The Danube Region?' will focus on the recent challenges of the Danube Region, Central and Eastern Europe. Borders are coming back, reflecting on a historical period with a divided region.

Register if you are interested in the region's political, economic, historical and social processes - discover our workshops and present your idea and research. With the help of highly skilled speakers and experienced workshop leaders, through a compelling mixture of debate, workshop presentations and lectures, you’ll learn all about the recent means of the Danube Region. Every edition of the DRC Summer School is a unique experience. The topics are selected in relation to current and historical events, offering a broad variety for social scientists.

Within the thematical workshops participants are required to present their papers or researches. This year’s edition will focus on the following topics:

1. Schengen, Dublin, Idomeni? Security challenges at the EU’s outskirts

2. Migration within and from outside of the Danube Region

3. Political, ideological and religious radicalisation

4. EUSDR: Economy and prosperity for the Danube Region through cross-border cooperation

A field trip complements theory and brings perspectives outside of the seminar room to the group. Furthermore, during our social programmes you will experience the vibrant atmosphere of this year’s host city, Pécs.

July 02 - July 09

Credits info: the  summer school program is awarded 10 ECTS credits. Students will also receive a Certificate of Attendance.

If you wish to receive credit for your Summer School courses you will need to contact either your Study Abroad Office or the office in your university that deals with external credit. We strongly advise you to do this before you apply.  The University of Pécs is happy to provide all the necessary information to your registry or academic advisor, to help them evaluate the courses.

Social program 

Our International Summer School will give you an opportunity to do more than just study!

Your most enjoyable and busy summer school will start with an orientation day including a welcome party. During your stay we will organize various cultural events. You can discover the city with your class mates, your Hungarian mentors or with the fellow international students of the University of Pécs.

In addition to the everyday amusement, the highlights of the Summer School programme will include sight-seeing, a wine-tasting tour and an  excursion.


Fees and Payment 

Program fee: 200 EUR

Program fee includes: course fee, social programs, accommodation in the dormitory, meals


We provide you with accommodation in double rooms in one of our fully equipped dormitories.

Our dormitories are located in quiet, residential areas of the city. The venue of education as well as the city centre are easily accessible from our dormitories which have recently been renovated and meet the students’ requirements on the highest level. The rooms are non-smoking, nicely furnished and contain bathrooms. The shared bathrooms are new and modern.  Bed linen is supplied and rooms serviced regularly. Free Internet access is available.

How to Apply 

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Application Form,
  • a CV of the applicant
  • an abstract (around 1 page-long ) of the paper that will be presented in the framework of the Summer School in one of the workshops

Please find the Application Form here

The participants will be selected by a committee taking into account the guidance of the Presidency of the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC).

The application procedure consists of the following steps:

  • Apply for the program
  • Wait for the approval of your application
  • After receiving the approval pay the course fee by wire transfer

We aim to let you know if your application has been successful within three – four weeks of receiving it. When submitting your application please pay attention to the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions. In the meantime, here are answers to some other questions you may have at this stage.

How long will I have to wait to hear if my application is successful?

We will aim to let all applicants know if they are successful within three to four weeks of receipt of application.

What is included in the Summer School fee?

The fee includes: course fee, meals, accommodation , attendance on social programs

What is not included?

The fee does not include flights to Hungary,  personal excursions or incidental expenses.

How to get to Pécs ?

Pécs is located in the southern part of Hungary, close to the Coratian border. it is the 5th largest city of the country. The closest airport is in Budapest which is a 2,5 hour drive from Pécs.

We advise you to travel to Budapest by flight.  The most convenient way of travelling to Pécs from the airport is to order an airport shuttle.

Here you can find the link to the websites of the most frequently used airport shuttle companies:





Student Testimonials 

Here is what some past international  students of ours had to say about our university and their staying with us:

“Beautiful campus, great accommodations in the dorms, and extremely helpful and motivated staff.”

“You feel as though Pécs is your home from the moment you arrive and makes it hard to leave.”

“There seems to be a cultural explosion going on in Pécs. There are always great festivals and museum expos.”


“I think Hungary is a great choice for foreigners because of its incredibly unique culture. The language and cuisine are so different and both are fun to try.”

„My stay in Pécs was a life-changing experience, the friendships I made will last a lifetime, and the cultural experience is something I'll always treasure"

“You can travel trains and plains!...Their money is cute!...The buildings are amazing!... The baths are relaxing and a good group activity!...Don’t forget your camera!”


5 Great Reasons to Choose our Summer School 

Earn college credits in one of the most beautiful Central European cities, with a rich culture dating back to the Roman Empire, at the historical and prestigious University of Pécs in Hungary, founded in 1367.

Here you find 5 great reasons why you should choose our Summer School:

Study at the oldest and one of the largest research universities of Hungary that celebrates its 650 year anniversary in 2017. Experience its traditional yet very modern atmosphere and its unique taste of student life.

Enjoy the vibrant international atmosphere of the University of Pécs among the 3,600 international students originating from 105 countries

Experience an affordable summer program – here you find very reasonable cost of living and food

Live in the 2000 year old Pécs, a UNESCO World Heritage city that was designated to be a European Capital of Culture in 2010 – experience its breathtaking beauty and history



Discover Europe - Pécs is within 4-8 hour train ride away from some of Europe's marquee destinations including Venice (Italy), Vienna (Austria) Prague (Czech Republic) and the gorgeous Croatian coastline



Learn about and explore exciting parts of Central Europe – receive up-to-date academic knowledge and personal life-long experiences!


Brochures and videos 

Watch this film to see how HAPPY people are in Pécs:


Film about the very diverse and fabulous international student community of the University of Pécs showcasting themselves at the International Evening in 2014:


More films about the city and the univesity:



Contact Us 

Should you have any further questions please contact our colleague:

Dr. Gyöngyi Pozsgai

International Relations Co-ordinator









To visit the Office:

The Summer School Office is located at 4 Vasvári Pál street, Rector’s Office, Centre for International Relations, office No 105.


Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 15:00pm

Telephone Enquiries:

Tel: +36-72-501-500/12418

Postal Address:

Centre for International Relations

University of Pécs,Vasvári Pál u. 4.

7622 Pécs, Hungary

Apply Now 

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Application Form,
  • a CV of the applicant
  • an abstract (around 1 page-long ) of the paper that will be presented in the framework of the Summer School in one of the workshops

Please fill in the application form that you find here.