Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University 2018

  • 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
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July 22 - August 05, July 22 - August 19
Organizing unit
International Studies Center
Application deadline
June 15
Course fee
720 EUR / 450 EUR
Target group
Anyone who is interested in speaking Hungarian!
Language of instruction
Hungarian (English)
13.5 ECTS credits/ 9 ECTS credits
Course Location
Pécs, Hungary

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.

July 22 - August 05
July 22 - August 19


You have 2 options when you apply to our Summer Program.

2-week program: 22 July – 5, August 2018

4-week program: 22 July – 19, August 2018


Credits info: the summer school program is awarded 13.5 ECTS credits/ 9 ECTS credits. Students will also receive a Certificate of Attendance.

At the end of the course you can choose to take a written and an oral exam. Upon the successful completition of these exams, you will receive a Transcript of Records and you will be awarded ECTS credit points

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.

  • Trip to the Villány wine region and the medieval Siklós Castle, wine tasting and dinner.
  • Trip to Hosszúhetény, an authentic Hungarian village, Hungarian craftsmen’s traditions and folk music.
  • Trip to a typical Hungarian town, the multi-ethnic Mohács, the home of busójárás, situated next to the Danube.
  • Dragon boating in Orfű, guided tour in the Abaliget stalactite cave.
  • Gastro tour: shopping at the farmer’s market, language lesson and picnic.
  • Thematic walks
  • Film clubs
  • Rhythm clubs
  • Sport clubs


Fees and Payment 

Fees and Payment 

Program fee:

  • Registration fee 80 EUR
  • Tuition fee  720 EUR / 450 EUR

Early Bird applicants (until 15th March) or those who have already participated in one of our Hungarian Language and Culture Summer Universities receive a 10% tuition-fee discount.


Fees to be paid: registration fee, tuition fee (including lesson fees, study material, consultation hours, administrative fees and end-of-course certificate)

Facultative extra costs: trips, cooking show, meals and accommodation

  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks
Registration (EUR) 80 80 80
Tuition (EUR) 450 650 720
Trips (EUR) 130 190 230
Lunch (EUR) 70 105 140
Breakfast-lunch-dinner (EUR) 170 255 340
Dormitory, single (EUR) 175 265 350
Dormitory, double (EUR) 125 190 250
Guest House, single (EUR) 375 565 600
Guest House, double (EUR) 200 300 350

Application deadline

15 June, 2018


Our participants can choose between dormitory or guesthouse, and between single or double rooms. Please consider when that rooms in the guesthouse are more comfortable. Of course, it is not mandatory for you to take any of these options; you are free to arrange your accommodation yourself.


How to Apply 

Please fill in the application form.

You can find it on the following website:

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:

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:

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. Katalin Pelcz

Head of the Hungarian Language Program.

International Studies Center

University of Pécs, MS

7622 Pécs Dohány str. 1-3.



Telephone Enquiries:

Tel: +36-72-501-500/23016