"Identities Under Pressure?" Changing European Union, New Global Order in the Making

  • 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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June 28 - July 07
Organizing unit
Centre for International Relations
Application deadline
June 05
Course fee
350 EUR
Target group
Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
Language of instruction
3 ECTS credit points
Course Location
Pécs, Hungary


Would you like to learn about the current challenges of the European Union and improve your communication skills in one of the most beautiful cities of Central Europe?

Come to the heart of Europe, to the gorgeous city of Pécs in Hungary and join our Summer School "Identities Under Pressure?" Changing European Union, New Global Order in the Making from 28 June to 7 July 2018.


Our intensive and very enjoyable summer course examines the changing intercultural climate within the European Union in light of global challenges and pressures such as the ongoing refugee crisis, transnational terrorism and regional cooperation across Central and Eastern Europe, especially within the Visegrad Four. Globalization, or more precisely,”Glocalization,” will be discussed from various identity-related angles, including the perspectives of university cities bearing the title “European Capital of Culture.”

Click HERE to acess the complete preliminary program of the EU and the World CEEPUS Summer School


5 reasons to join the “Changing European Union” Summer School:


  • improve your speaking skills while learning about the current threats and opportunities of present-day European Union
  • it is more than just study! – enjoy the great social programs including concerts, local trips, karaoke party, sport contests, pub visiting, and the best intercultural party and the amazing Pécs Light Festival
  • attend an affordable summer program – the very reasonable program fee includes accommodation for the 10 days, 2 hot meals per day and all social programs
  • have fun in an international environment, make new life-long friendships
  • enjoy the gorgeous location - Pécs is one of the most beautiful central European cities with a rich culture dating back to the Roman Empire, the European Capital of Culture of 2010 – safe, Mediterranean UniverCity, full of pubs, cafés and restaurants
June 28 - July 07


Application deadline: 1 June, 2018


Credits info: the  summer school program is awarded 3 ECTS credits. Students will also receive a Certificate of Attendance.


Social program 

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

During your stay we will organize various cultural events, such as our famous Quiz Night where different teams will compete with their knowledge about the European Union. We will also have a Pizza Night organised just for you! Is there anything better than chilling with a slice of pizza?

Do you want to also see some magic?

Our Summer School will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Zsolnay Light Festival, which is a multi-arts festival blending the amazing legacy of Pécs's 2000 years of history with a fantasy world. A whirl of cultural adventures and magical light projections in several locations throughout the downtown for three days.



Fees and Payment 

Program fee: 350 EUR

Program fee includes: course fee, meals, accommodation, social activities

Application deadline : 1 June, 2018



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

Our dormitories are located in a quiet, residential area 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 

  You can find the online application form at: https://neptun-web1.tr.pte.hu/UniPoll/Survey.aspx?surveyid=176057578&lng=en-US

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

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