COVID-19 updates regarding admission procedures

Last update: 11. January 2022.

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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 (2022/2023).  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.

Form of instruction


Currently, the University of Pécs organizes its classes on campus, however, it might change in line with the prevailing epidemiological situation. 

Our main policy on this front is straightforward, and stays ‘Safety First’ in order to safeguard the health of university students, lecturers, and staff as well as the citizens of Pécs

For further information on the current COVID-19 situation in Pécs and at the University, please, visit this website:

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 bank transfer and online payment via the Simple Pay system on the application website or 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 2021 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)
Residence permit charges, and validity of residence permits

We intend to share with you and draw your attention to the following information in connection with the charges of certain immigration requests and the validity of expiring documents. Please read this guide carefully and if you have any questions, contact the Immigration Office.


Certain service fees of the Immigration Office are going to increase from 22 January 2022. The new service fees from 22 January 2022:

Request type Fee
Request for issuing a residence permit submitted at the Embassy/consulate EUR 110
Request for issuing a residence permit submitted in Hungary HUF 39,000
Request for issuing a residence permit via the Enter Hungary website HUF 24,000
Request for extending the validity of the residence permit HUF 35,000
Request for extending the validity of the residence permit via the Enter Hungary website HUF 23,000
Appeal request HUF 47,000

Please note that according to the COVID-emergency legislation, residence permits expired or expiring between 04 November 2020 and 28 February 2022 will remain valid until 30 June 2022.

The validity of residence permits (and other immigration documents) expiring by 01 March 2022 and onwards will not be extended automatically. Therefore, to have these extended, you shall request an extension at least 30 days before the expected expiry date.


The Immigration Office encourages you to use their online platform for your requests, which can reduce personal administration time and cost.

Check out their website here:


Please always make sure to consult with the relevant authorities and obtain first-hand information about charges and expiration dates.

Disclaimer: This guide was made on 11 January 2022 according to the information received by the Immigration Office on 11 January 2022, and was up-to-date at that time. We do our best to keep this guide current, however, despite our best efforts, it may become outdated.

This guide was made using the available official information given by the responsible authorities but it is not an official guide, it may contain errors or inaccuracies.


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.