Hungarian Language Courses: Semester Courses and Preparatory Courses

International Studies Center 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.
Head of program: 
Dr. Katalin Pelcz
  • Program overview
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
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Non-degree course
Duration of training
5/ 10/ 15 months
Language of instruction
Deadline of application
Next starting date
Tuition fee: 4,200 EUR for 400 lessons; 6,500 EUR for 800 lessons; 9,300 EUR for 1200 lessons
Application fee: 100 EUR
Registration fee: 150 EUR
Fall, Spring

Semester Course: 

We offer Hungarian language courses in autumn and spring semester of each academic year. The semester course is designed to students of the University of Pécs or anyone who is interested in studying Hungarian. The program builds a strong foundation for further Hungarian language studies in four lessons per week. Our aim is to include the maximum use and appreciation of the special native environment, so we mainly focus on the development of communication skills. ISC organizes the courses in small groups (4-10 students in a group) at five levels. For the semester program that contains 48 contact hours, 2 times 90 minutes per week. UP students can apply on Neptun free of charge. The condition for completion of the course is a successful written and oral exam at the end of the semester. 


Preparatory Courses:


1) The Milestone Stage

is designed for beginner language learners. If your Hungarian 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. 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 Hungarian 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 Hungarian and HSP) with field-specific subject teaching. Thus students improve their language skills while becoming knowledgeable in their future field of degree studies. 

For a successful application please follow the steps below:


  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

Required documents:

  • High School Leaving Certificate (upper level) or college diploma and the relevant transcripts
  • Europass CV (download)
  • Copie of valid passport
  • Recent photograph (ID size)
  • Certificate of valid health insurance for the whole duration of the studies in Pécs

For more information, please contact:

International Studies Center

Phone: +36 (72) 501 500/22135