University of Pécs

International programmes



International Studies Center


Degree: Non-degree course

Duration of training: 5/10/15 months (see below) 

Language of instruction: English

Range of preparatory programs: 


  • MEDICAL (General Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry); 



General overview of Preparatory Programs

International Studies Center University of Pécs Medical School offers complex and integrated preparatory programs for degree studies that meet the language development needs of international students and facilitate their integration into the context of higher education in Hungary. International programs at Hungarian universities minimally require B2 (upper-intermediate) language level and you have to be knowledgeable in your chosen field of studies for admission.



Our preparatory programs are made up of three stages, each comprising 400 lessons: 

1) The Milestone Stage

is designed for students who need additional support in meeting the minimum requirements in English. If your English proficiency is below low-intermediate (B1) level, you need to substantially develop your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Communicative and cooperative language classes assist you to attain intermediate (B1) level. Preparatory students having reached and applicants being already at intermediate level can continue their studies in the Upgrade Stage.

2) The Upgrade Stage

focuses on language development in a manner that resembles more the academic context awaiting you. You have the opportunity to select your courses from a range of compulsory and elective modules modelled upon university seminars. 400 contact hours are spent with thematically focused language education assisting you to attain upper-intermediate (B2) level. Preparatory students having reached and applicants being already at upper-intermediate level can continue their studies in the Gateway Stage.

3) The Gateway Stage


is specifically designed for students with outstanding English skills (already reaching or exceeding B2 level). Preparatory course students will join this stage after attaining B2, upper-intermediate level in the Upgrade program. The 400 contact hours merge language instruction (Academic English and ESP) with field-specific subject teaching. Thus students improve their language skills while becoming knowledgeable in their future field of degree studies. 

Transparency of entry and output requirements

Your preparatory program starts with an online placement test (written and oral) thus we are able to find the best possible study stage for you to join, and the program ends with internationally recognized ECL language exam (upper-intermediate or advanced). 


Registration fee: 150 EUR

Application fee: 100 EUR

Program length Study Stages Starting date Application deadline Price
5 months / 400 lessons Gateway January November 30 4,200 EUR
10 months / 800 lessons  Upgrade + Gateway September May 30 6,500 EUR
15 months / 1200 lessons Milestone + Upgrade + Gateway January November 30 9,300 EUR


programs adapted to individual study pace (Milestone, Upgrade, Gateway)

smooth transition from language to academic development

programs designed in cooperation with faculties and institutes of the University of Pécs

well planned integration into Hungarian culture and academic life

excellent teaching staff

student-centered services assisting soft landing in a foreign environment




More information:

Phone: +36 (72)501 500/22135