University of Pécs

International programmes

 

Pre-departure checklist

  • Passport: Make 
sure 
you
 have
 a 
valid 
passport.

Your
 passport 
should 
not 
expire 
less than
 90
 days
 of 
your
 return 
to 
your home country.




  • Studentvisa:Apply
 for 
a
 student 
visa, if 
necessary. Here you can learn more about visa requirements. 


  • Plane ticket: Confirm your programme’s start and end dates and book your plane ticket.

  • Housing: Take a look at the accommodation facilities offered by the University of Pécs and choose what you like.

  • Health insurance:Investigate 
options 
for
 comprehensive 
health 
insurance 
for
 your time in Hungary. A full coverage general health insurance for Hungary is a prerequisite for registration at any faculty of the University of Pécs. For more information, please visit this page: Health insurance

  • Physicalexamination:Have a physical exam at least four weeks before departure and if appropriate, have a dental exam as well. It is a good idea to discuss with your doctor any concerns as they relate to your health abroad, including plans for taking medical prescriptions overseas if needed.

  • Emergencycontacts:Make a list about your
 travel
 and 
emergency
 contacts and
 information. When
 you
 have
i dentified
 your
 emergency 
contact
 person(s) in Hungary, 
you
 can
 update
 your
 list.


  • Copies of documents:Take
 copies 
of 
your
 passport, visa (if
 applicable) and 
the 
health insurance
 card
 you 
will
 be
 using 
abroad 
with
 you
 and 
keep 
in 
a
 safe
 place, separated
 from 
your 
original 
documents.


  • Creditcards: Credit cards, especially Visa, MasterCard and American Express, are widely accepted in Hungary, and you'll be able to use them at many restaurants, shops, hotels, car-rental firms, travel agencies and petrol stations. 


  • Banking and Currency: Find out what fees your bank and banks in Hungary charge for transactions and plan to bring several forms of funds with you (i.e. credit cards, travellers checks, cash, etc). Consult currency conversion websites for currency exchange information before and while traveling: http://www.oanda.com/

  • Research: Research Hungary, Pécs and any other places abroad where you plan to travel during your time away and read up on current social, political and economic issues of Hungary as well as your own country.

  • Communication while abroad: Discuss with your family and friends how often you will stay in touch with them while abroad. Give your parents copies of your passport as well and share information such as your flight itinerary and the local in-country contact and phone number(s). Consider setting up a Skype account, http://www.skype.com/

  • Packing advice: Pack clothes for layering, guide book(s), language dictionary (if applicable), battery powered alarm clock, backpack with lock, camera, rain coat and small familiar things such as photographs about your family.

  • Housing: Make 
sure 
you 
have 
secured
 housing
 and
 know
 where
 to
 go 
upon
 arrival.