Admissions Update

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The administrative process of admission to the University of Pécs continues despite the COVID-19 virus alert. We are accepting your applications for the upcoming academic year (2020/2021). We are optimistic that the fall semester will start in September as usual. Meanwhile, we continue to take every necessary measure and precaution to safeguard the health of university students, lecturers, and staff as well as the citizens of Pécs. 



Autumn semester of Academic Year 2020/21

Based on the information we have now, we prepare to organize the Autumn semester of Academic Year 2020/21 as we would usually do, meaning that the classes that would function in a classroom with physical presence will run accordingly, and if a class was originally designed to run virtually / online, it will stay that way. The University of Pécs has proven readiness in this regard during the past months, therefore, is confident in being able to deliver any necessary measurement, if needed.


Of course, during any pandemic the situation can change quickly, and we do construct backup plans for blended or fully virtual semesters, but as things are right now, and as far as the predicitions go, we are confident to say that we will get back to normal education from September.


Our main policy on this front is straightforward, and stays ‘Safety First’, in line with the requisite that we must follow the basic instructions regarding social distancing and personal hygiene.


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Flexible Deadline for Application & Tuition Fee Payments

Regarding the payment of the Application fee / Tuition fee, we are flexible with the deadlines, taking into consideration the lockdown in any country which might limit access to banks.  We can extend the payment deadline if you request it. Please note that we accept both bank transfer and online payment via TransferWise.


Refundable Tuition Fee

In case you do not get your visa for any reason, you need not to worry about having paid your tuition fee since it is refundable according to the university’s regulations. For details of our refund policy, we recommend you to contact the faculty directly.



Medical Certificate

According to the Operational Crew of the University of Pécs, the admission procedure can be conducted, and the Letter of Acceptance can be issued without the applicant’s Medical Certificate. The applicant can provide the missing document until the time of enrollment at the latest, unless stricter conditions are set by a Faculty, requiring the submission of the Medical Certificate prior to the issuance of the Letter of Acceptance. 


Only two Faculties laid down the stricter conditions: the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Business and Economics. If you apply for one of the programs of these two Faculties, please make sure you send your Medical Certificate after you get the offer (positive admission decision) as soon as possible to receive your Letter of Acceptance and be able to start the visa application. 


If you apply for a program offered by any other Faculties, you can provide your Medical Certificate until the time of enrollment.



English Language Requirements

The University of Pécs is well aware of the challenges you are facing in this unprecedented situation. Therefore, we extend flexibility in evaluating our applicants’ language proficiency. We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. View our full list of accepted qualifications here; among them you will find TOEFL IBT that is now can be taken at home. Check here to see whether this is offered in your area. 


For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, University of Pécs has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) and the IELTS Indicator as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake in case of the study programs that require a language test result**, unless stricter conditions are set by a Faculty*. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110 or an IELTS Indicator score of 5.5 or 6.5 for B2 level, depends on the degree program. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

*Only the Faculty of Law does not accept IELTS Indicator in case of the PhD in Law English-taught study program.

*Only two Faculties do not accept DET in case of the following English-taught study programs:

Faculty of Law PhD in Law
Faculty of Business and Economics BSc in Business Administration
MSc in Applied Management
MSc in Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship
PhD in Business Administration
PhD in Regional Development













** Having a language certificate is not a compulsory requirement for all the study programs we offer. We can also conduct a Skype interview during your application to assess your English communication skills. For information about which study programs waive the English language certificate criteria, please contact us at


Waiving an English language condition
You do not have to submit an official English test result if one of the following criteria applies to you: 

  • You have a major/minor in English, i.e. the English language is the field of study (studies in English linguistics or literature)
  • You have continued your high school or undergraduate studies in the English language entirely, (an official certificate about this fact, issued by your school/university is necessary)
  • You are a native English-speaking applicant (a copy of your passport for proof)






As for the situation in Pécs, you can find up-to-date information on our website:


Meanwhile, if you have any questions, you are welcome to contact our international recruitment office via our Live Chat or write to us on questions related to COVID-19.


We wish safety for everyone, and we are looking forward to seeing you as a student at our university in Hungary.