Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University 2018

  • Study program
  • Social program
  • Fees and Payment
  • Accommodation
  • How to Apply
  • Brochures and videos
  • Contact Us
  • Apply Now
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.

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:

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