University of Pécs

International programmes


Simonyi Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program

Do you want to make a real change in people’s life by helping those who are not supported by anyone? Do you want to be part of teams that brings together students from many disciplines from many different countries? Do you want to create new things that can serve as a solution to complex socio-economics problems? The Simonyi Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program is for you!

The Program is designed to train and mentor participants from diverse disciplines to get involved in improving their own and their peers’ entrepreneurial mind-set, while making a change in the Pecs region. The participants will learn and act as entrepreneurship consultants helping groups and individuals in the Pecs region to expand their opportunity space.


Program description

There are some socio-economic-environmental problems that remain unresolved because neither the market nor the government, be it local or national, are willing to or capable of solving them even though their measures would make a huge difference in the life of many. This is when social entrepreneurs step up and generate implementable ideas that have the potential of changing the life of those who are affected by the problem. These self-driven, innovative, caring, and open minded individuals create “something out of thin air” while closely interacting with those affected by the problem, and travel through the fantastic journey of MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

At the Simonyi Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program you can take part in this journey with likeminded students from many nations with different mindset and problems. You can learn the tools necessary to plan, implement and analyze the problems and solutions in real life setting by working on real life problems in the South Transdanubian Region of Hungary.

You will be exposed to diverse socio-cultural impulses in the heart of Europe and will have the opportunity to travel to neighboring countries of Hungary in just a couple of hours reach. If you want to spend a fun yet professionally rewarding summer month with international students in Central Europe, have valuable and unique work experience in your CV, don’t hesitate to register.

Social programs

City Tour, Celebration of 4 July, Wine Tasting, Hungarian Cooking Competition





Who should apply

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines who are seeking a unique opportunity for learning through experiencing business consulting entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Applicants may bring their own ideas, problems and businesses for the experience. Entrepreneurial mind-set helps individuals in every discipline, profession and cultural background to become more proactive, self-aware, visionary, innovative, risk sharing and influential.


Earned credits:

7,5 ECTS credit points


Language of instruction: English


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Program fee:

Registration fee: 150 USD

Program fee: 2,200 USD

Program fee includes:

course fee, meals, accommodation , attendance on social programs


Organizing unit:

Simonyi Business and Economic Development Center


Application deadline

5 June, 2017


Early bird deadline:

23 April, 2017


Early bird fee:

Registration fee: 150 USD

Program fee: 1,900 USD


How to apply:

Please fill in the online application form here: