Other news - Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Pécs Summer School 2017 program has been launched

As part of our internationalization strategy, the Centre for International Relations has been developing a new ’Summer Trimester’ that includes all the summer courses organized by our Faculties or by the Centre for International Relations. The University of Pécs is working on offering a growing number of Summer Schools to our international, Hungarian and incoming students.

In 2017 the University of Pécs announces the following exciting and unique summer programs:



Simonyi Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program

Date: July 1 –29

Do you want to make a real change in people’s lives by helping those who are not supported by anyone?  Do you want to create new initiatives serve as solutions to complex socio-economic problems?  The Simonyi Summer Program is designed to train and mentor participants from diverse disciplines to get involved in improving not only their own but also their peers’ entrepreneurial mind-sets while making a real change in the Pecs region. Participants will learn and act as entrepreneurship consultants to assist groups and individuals in the Pecs region to expand their opportunity spaces.

Social programs: City tour, celebration of 4 July, wine tasting, Hungarian cooking competition

Earned credits: 7.5 ECTS credits

Organizing unit: Simonyi Business and Economic Development Center



Pécs Debate Academy Summer School and Culture Week

'University Education and Student Life in the 21st Century'

Date:  July 28 – August 6

Join our Pécs Debate Academy Summer School and receive up-to-date knowledge about the hot topics of today’s higher education! Our unique Debate Academy Summer School uses a mixed methodology.  Not only will you learn about issues of higher education from experts of the field, but also have the opportunity to develop your speaking skills and learn to argue according to the techniques of the British Parliamentary Debate style.

Social programs: Concert, cultural and interactive events such as concerts, country presentations, sports contests, social night, field trip, sightseeing

Earned credits: 6 ECTS credits

Organizing unit: Centre for International Relations together with SIEN Foundation



Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University

Date: July 23 - August 20 (4-week-long course)

           July 23 - August 6 (2-week-long course)

Would you like to learn Hungarian in an interesting, effective and playful way? Apply to our Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University to learn not only the language but also to receive up-to-date information about Hungarian culture, cuisine, traditions and much more! All in a very amusing way, in small multicultural groups. Learn our unique and very interesting language in the natural language environment and learn more than just a language!

Social programs: Trips to the countryside, sports programs, hiking, cultural programs including making traditional handcrafted artifacts, learning folk dances, experiencing Hungarian gastronomy and wine tasting.

Earned credits: 13.5 ECTS/ 9 ECTS credits

Organizing unit: University of Pécs, Medical School, International Studies Center




POP UP Music Camp

Date: June 16 -21  

Are you a festival-goer and interested in learning how to organize a pop festival? Join our unique Music Camp and learn from professional festival organizers and musicians how to organize and promote a music festival, create visual effects or perform your own music on stage.

Participants will have a special opportunity to follow and participate in the preparation of the amazing pop music festival, Fishing on Orfű.

Social programs: The night-off programs will include concerts and participation in the various ongoing cultural events in Pécs.

Earned credits: 2 ECTS credits

Organizing unit: PTE University of Music



Personal Development Training

Date: June 26–28

Apply to our Personal Development training if you would like to learn about yourself, to be able to identify your strengths and values, and build and communicate your personal brand. This training will also help you improve your communication and debate skills and teach you how to enter the job market successfully.

Social programs: City tour, welcome and farewell party, karaoke party

Earned credits: 3 ECTS credits

Organizing unit: Centre for International Relations




New Borders between Old Neighbours – Return of History in The Danube Region?

DRC Summer School

Date: July 2-9

Do you have research results about the Danube Region that you would like to share? Or would you just like to express your thoughts and learn from experts? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the region? What does the future hold? Register if you are interested in the region's political, economic, historical and social processes - discover our workshops and present your idea and research.

Social programs: Sightseeing, wine-tasting, excursions

Earned credits: 10 ECTS credits

Organizing unit: IDM Vienna, University of Pécs


All the courses are taught in English.

More information


Dr. Gyöngyi Pozsgai

International Relations Co-ordinator

Centre for International Relations

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