Personal Development Training

  • 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
June 26 - June 28
Organizing unit
Centre for International Relations
Application deadline
May 15
Course fee
99 EUR
Target group
Undergraduate and graduate students
Language of instruction
3 ECTS credits
Course Location

Join our Personal Development training if you would like to learn about yourself, to be able to identify your strength and values, build and communicate your personal brand. The training will also help you improve your communication and debate skills and will teach you how to enter the job market successfully.


Today’s graduates are entering a highly competitive, at times discriminatory and generally uncertain labor market. Overall reform-resisting trends of secondary as well as higher education, and their mismatch with labor market needs, result in skill gaps that are blamed on the fresh graduates seeking employment. This course seeks to remedy these skill gaps, by offering students concrete self- , peer- and interpersonal management skills.

The course is for students who are looking to:

  • learn about themselves, identify their strength and values
  • build and communicate their personal brand
  • improve their communication and debate skills
  • learn how to enter the job market successfully

The participants will exit this course with:

  • Increased self-esteem in everyday life and entering the labor market;
  • Clear personal branding strategy;
  • Improved public speaking, rhetoricand argumentation skills;
  • Enhanced critical thinking ability;
  • Conflict resolution & communication techniques.
  • Polished and improved CV & cover letter
  • Techniques for successful job interview

The course will help you analyze your skills and qualities and will give you a guideline for how to develop strategies and tactical action plans for personal and professional development and success.

On completion of the training you will be able to:

  • present and sell yourself and your work
  • handle difficult situations with greater certainty in your decisions
  • compose an elevator pitch which can be used in an interview or in networking situations
  • enter interview situations with a higher degree of confidence and preparedness
  • stand out from the crowd, from your competitors on the labor market

Through case studies and interactive exercises you will gain a broader and deeper understanding of yourself, your own personality, strength and weaknesses and you will develop your own personal brand. You will learn how to communicate effectively, how to define and reach your goals, how to argue your standpoint with conviction. After the training you will return to your studies with newfound confidence and an action plan for your future success.

June 26 - June 28

Credits info: the summer school program is awarded 3 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 

Welcome party, night city tour.

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

Your most enjoyable and busy summer course will start with  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.


Fees and Payment 

Program fee: 99 EUR

Program fee includes: course fee+ attendance on social programs, but does not include accommodation


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 

Please fill in the application form that you find here.

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.

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 

Please fill in the application form that you find here.