Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University

  • 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
Date
July 23 - August 20, July 23 - August 06
Organizing unit
International Studies Center
Application deadline
June 15
Course fee
690 EUR / 430 EUR;
Target group
Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
Language of instruction
Hungarian (English)
Credits
13.5 ECTS credits/ 9 ECTS credits
Course Location
Pécs

Would you like to learn Hungarian in a very interesting, effective and playful way? Apply to our Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University to learn not only the language but also to receive uo-to-date information about Hungarian culture, cuisine, traditions and much more! All in a very amusing way, in small multicultural groups.

Learn our unique and very interesting language in the natural language environment and learn more than just a language!

The Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University program comprises 40 classroom and outdoor lessons per week on five language levels for small groups of 5-10 students. Our Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University program offers effective language acquisition in an international learning environment at various locations, taking advantage of authentic, everyday-life situations.

The MagyarOK program effectively assists foreign students of Hungarian language in becoming competent language users. The program’s methodology is rooted in experiential and cooperative language learning combined with ICTs. In- and out-of-class learning forms an integrated system immersing students in a multicultural context, thus facilitating effective language learning and developing learners’ autonomy. Our program development resulted in a renewed course portfolio and a novel coursebook series. Our students learn Hungarian in culturally mixed groups for 2 or 4 weeks with three teachers per group. These courses mix in-class and out-of-class elements with programs organized in native speaking environment, thus developing cultural and intercultural competencies.

 

Dates 
July 23 - August 20
July 23 - August 06
Credit 

 

Credits info: the summer school program is awarded 13.5 ECTS credits/ 9 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!

We find it important to encourage our students to explore villages, towns and natural reserves in the region in order to expand their cultural and geographical knowledge of the area. Therefore we organise trips in the region with different cultural programs (e.g.: making traditional handcrafted artefacts, learning folk dances, experiencing Hungarian gastronomy and wine tasting). You can go for a hike in Mecsek Mountains and enjoy the view of the city by night, or join our sport programmes.

 

Fees and Payment 

Program fee:

  • Registration fee 80 EUR
  • Tuition fee  690 EUR / 430 EUR

 

Program fee includes:

the course fee but does not include housing, meals, trips, culinary classes

 

Application deadline

15 June, 2017

Early bird deadline:

15 May, 2017

 

Early bird fee:

621 EUR / 387 EUR

Accomodation 

Housing: dormitory or guesthouse

 

How to Apply 

Please fill in the application form that you find here

Website

www.isc.pte.hu; www.magyar-ok.hu

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 the course fee but does not include housing, meals, trips, culinary classes.

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:

http://www.travel4you.hu/

https://www.mistral-minibus.hu/

 

 

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 

You can find the leaflet of the Summer University here

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKQgRijyB9k

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2dwO3bQUgs

More films about the city and the univesity:

http://pte.hu/english/image_videos

 

Contact Us 

Should you have any further questions please contact our colleague:

Dr. Katalin Pelcz

Head of the Hungarian Language Program.

International Studies Center

University of Pécs, MS

7622 Pécs Dohány str. 1-3.

Hungary

Email:

pelcz.kata@pte.hu

Telephone Enquiries:

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

Website

www.isc.pte.hu; www.magyar-ok.hu

Apply Now 

Please fill in the application form that you find here