The foundation of the universities in Krakow, Vienna and Pécs followed a uniform procedure stipulated by the Holy See under Pope Urban V (1362-1370). After a comprehensive investigation of the High Court of Justice, the charter of the university was sent along with the documents on the privileges that are provided by the city for the members of the university. In the case of Pécs, the city was unable to provide the latter documents, as the citizens of Pécs as an episcopal civitas were all along under the jurisdiction of the bishop of Pécs. Therefore it must have been the founder, the bishop himself who guaranteed the privileges of the professors and students of the university.The papal bull issued by Urban V and dated 1 September 1367 in Viterbo granted authorisation for the operation of the university in Pécs.
There were five institutions of higher education in Pécs at the beginning of the 1970s: University of Pécs, Teacher Training College of Pécs, Medical University of Pécs, Polack Mihály Technical College and the Affiliated Section of Liszt Ferenc Music Academy. After the separation of Erzsébet University in 1950, the University of Pécs (with its only faculty, the Faculty of Law) and the Medical University continued to function as autonomous institutions, and several of their departments performed the same tasks under the new organisational structure as before. As the first step in the integration of the higher education in the city, the school of economics was merged with the University of Pécs and became its Faculty of Economics in 1975, followed by the Faculty of Education in 1982. The new institution assumed the name of Janus Pannonius University (JPU). 1 January 1982 TTCP was merged with UP, creating the third faculty, the Faculty of Education (FE). The diverse disciplinary structure of training had grown beyond the organisational framework of the Faculty of Education by 1990. By separating the special fields, the Faculty of Humanities (FH) and the Faculty of Sciences (FS) were established on 1 January 1992. The final large step towards integration was taken by the merger of PMTC and JPU in 1995: the University had become the third largest institution of higher education in the country. The former College of Health Sciences has been operating as a faculty of the University since 2006, offering training in Pécs as well as in its training centres in Kaposvár, Szombathely and Zalaegerszeg where they work in close collaboration with the local hospitals both in teaching and research. The Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources Development was established in 2005 as the tenth faculty of the University of Pécs. Earlier, the units of the Faculty had operated within the Faculty of Sciences. The College of Health Sciences becomes a full-fledged university faculty under the name of Faculty of Health Sciences in 2006. The name of the Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering becomes Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. With the merger of the Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources Development and the Illyés Gyula Teacher Training College of Szekszárd the Faculty of Culture, Teacher Training and Regional Development is formed. The university has nine faculties in 2015. The Faculty of Pharmacy will be established, the University of Pécs will have 10 faculties again in 2016.
- a meal in the university canteen: HUF 600-1,000 ≈ EUR 2-3.5
- a meal in a restaurant: HUF 1,200-4,000 ≈ EUR 4-13
- one litre of milk: HUF 200 ≈ EUR 0.7
- one bottle of beer: HUF 250-450 ≈ EUR 0.8-1.5
- one bottle of red table wine: HUF 600-1,500 ≈ EUR 2-5
- one litre of bottled water: HUF 100–150 ≈ EUR 0.3-0.5
- one loaf of bread: HUF 200 ≈ EUR 0.7
- one litre of petrol: HUF 400-430 ≈ EUR 1.5
- a monthly bus pass for students: HUF 3,300 ≈ EUR 11
- a single ticket (bus): HUF 280 ≈ EUR 1 (or HUF 360 ≈ EUR 1.2 from the bus driver)
- a one-way train ticket to Budapest with a student discount: HUF 2,635 ≈EUR 8.8
- A taxi ride within city limits: HUF 900-1,500 ≈ EUR 3-5 (depending on the distance)
- Shuttle transport from the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport to Pécs: HUF 7,500-HUF 9,000 ≈ EUR 25-30 (depending on the company and the number of passengers)
- entrance fee for a party: HUF 0-1000 ≈ EUR 0-3.5
- a cinema ticket: HUF 700 – 1,400 ≈ EUR 2.5-4.7
- a theatre ticket: HUF 1,000-2,500 ≈ EUR 3.5-8.5
- cinema with student discount: HUF 1040 ≈ EUR 3.5 for a normal, HUF 1390 ≈ EUR 4.7 for a 3D film
- swimming pool: The Pollack Swimming Pool is free for the students of the University, other swimming pools: HUF 800-2200 ≈ EUR 2.7-7.4
- ice skating (3 hours): HUF 700 ≈ EUR 2.5
- renting a flat per month: HUF 30,000-80,000 ≈ EUR 100-270
- library card: free for students
Further to accommodation in Pécs, incoming students have two basic options. They may stay in a dormitory or seek for alternative accommodation.
Stay in a dormitory
The University of Pécs has ten dormitories. They are located in quiet, residential areas of the city. The Faculties of the University as well as the city centre are easily accessible from the dormitories. Most of the dormitories have recently been renovated. The rooms are nicely furnished and contain bathrooms. Bedclothes are supplied. Rooms are offered on a reasonable price level: approximately EUR 110 per month.
- internet access per room
- study room
- bike storage
- parking slots
- student club
Dormitories of the University of Pécs:
H-7624 Pécs, Jakabhegyi út 6.
H-7624 Pécs, Boszorkány u. 2.
H-7624 Pécs, Jakabhegyi út 8.
H-7633 Pécs, Hajnóczy u. 37-39.
H-7622 Pécs, Breuer Marcell sétány 2.
H-7633 Pécs, Szántó Kovács János u. 1/c.
H-7100 Szekszárd, Mátyás kir. u. 3.
For more information about the available dormitory rooms, please contact the programme coordinator of your chosen programme.
For incoming students who require superior quality accommodation, rented flats are an alternative. Renting a flat can provide students with the peace, comfort and privacy they require.
Student Housing offers a free apartment-finding service for students. They have the largest database of apartments for rent in Pécs from 30.000 HUF/month.
What they offer:
- houses, apartments and flats for rent
- roommate search
- apartment listings can be viewed at www.studenthousing.hu
- their website is updated daily!
- they make appointments with the landlords
- they take you out by car to view apartments
- they give you a rental contract
Choose your favourite apartments on their website, write them an email and leave the rest to them!
Search and apply!