XX. Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University

  • Study program
  • Social program
  • Fees and Payment
  • Accommodation
  • How to Apply
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July 21 - August 18
Organizing unit
International Studies Center
Application deadline
July 01
Course fee
2 weeks: 450 EUR; 4 weeks 720 EUR (registration 80 EUR)
Target group
Undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students
Language of instruction
Hungarian, English
9 ECTS / 13.5 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 up-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 4-12 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 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 

Depending on whether you are a scholarship holder or an individual applicant, two different regulations apply:

  1. Those who have been granted a scholarship by Tempus Public Foundation do not have to pay the registration fee, the tuition fee, the accommodation (dormitory double room), the meals (full board for the weekdays) and the trips. For more information about available scholarships please visit the website: www.tpf.hu
  2. Individual applicants must pay the registration fee and the tuition fee. Accommodation and meals are provided upon request and are to be paid by the applicant as well as the costs of the trips.

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

 Facultative extra costs: trips, meals and accommodation

2 weeks
4 weeks
80 EUR
80 EUR
450 EUR
720 EUR
130 EUR
230 EUR
70 EUR
140 EUR
170 EUR
340 EUR
Dormitory, double
150 EUR
250 EUR
Student house, single
300 EUR
500 EUR
Student house, double
210 EUR
350 EUR


Application deadline:
1 July, 2019


Our participants can choose between dormitory or student house, and between single or double rooms. 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: http://isc.pte.hu/hu/summer_university

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 2017:


More films about the city and the univesity:


Contact Us 

Should you have any further questions please contact our colleague:

Zsófia Antal
Hungarian Program Coordinator
International Studies Center
University of Pécs, MS
7622 Pécs Dohány utca 1-3.




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