University of Pécs

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2022
Vasvári Pál utca 4, H-7622 Pécs, Hungary

About University of Pécs

Welcome to one of the oldest Universities in Europe!

The University of Pécs, the oldest university in Hungary, was founded in 1367. With its 10 faculties and nearly 20,000 students today it is one of the largest Institutions of Higher Education. Besides being the oldest university in the country, the University of Pécs, as well as many of our faculties and study programs, took leading positions in highly recognized international rankings.

The University of Pécs is a popular destination for international students because of the secure environment, high quality of teaching, reasonable tuition fees, low living costs, and the huge international student community.

We host more than 4,500 international students from over 100 countries. They choose to study at the University of Pécs because of the quality of teaching, learning, and research. 

Listen to the experience of our international students!

Fernanda, from Brazil
Zelda, from Cameroon
Suhib, from Jordan

Discover our study programs!

When it comes to studying abroad, there are many factors that have to be considered, such as the desired study program, plans of the students, reputation of the university, and also the budget of the student. Our professionally relevant and high-quality programs are available for a reasonable tuition fee, which represents great value for money.

As we offer more than 90 English-taught study programs on all study levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., Foundation), and on different study fields, the tuition fee may vary from program to program. Bachelor’s programs are available from 3600 EUR/year, Masters from 4400 EUR/year, Ph.D. programs from 5000 EUR/year, and Foundation programs from 4200 EUR!

Check out the study programs here:

Business and Management
Human and Social Sciences
Medical and Health Sciences
Music and Arts
Natural Sciences

Did you know that Hungary’s Greenest University is the University of Pécs?

Yes, we are! Last year, the University of Pécs (UP) achieved 59th place out of 912 registered institutions from 84 different countries on a ranking, listing the world’s greenest higher education institutions published on 7 December. This also means that as of date UP is the greenest university in Hungary .

Dr. Attila Miseta, rector of the University of Pécs assessed the achievement: “While in 2016 we were the 355th on the ranking, in 2019 we got into the top 100 and we could even improve on this and move forward. The 59th place truly means that we are among the best in the world and we can be especially proud that we are as of now Hungary’s greenest university. It becomes clear that we have made serious steps forward in the last few years for sustainable development and I believe that there is room for further improvement" – said the rector.

Szentágothai Research Centre

The Szentágothai Research Centre is the scientific excellence centre of our university, which is the base of medical-biological (neuroscience, endocrinology-immunology, cardiovascular and infectious diseases, clinical trials), natural sciences (physics, chemistry) and engineering-informatics (building energetics) research. It focuses on the infrastructure and research potential of the Southern Transdanubian Region, and has complex and close cooperation with academic and industrial partners.

Its professional community currently consists of more than 200 researchers from 21 research groups, whose primary goal is to achieve internationally recognized excellence in research, development, innovation, publication and education. The Research Centre provides a platform for the implementation of our University's highlighted projects. With state-of-the-art equipment and a high level of base knowledge, the Centre provides an excellent basis for becoming the leading research centre in Central Europe.

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Explore rankings data for University of Pécs

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Key statistics

  • 17,223
    Number of FTE Students
  • 57 : 43
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 24%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 11.4
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings