Up-to-date information for applicants

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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.

> 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 Fees
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: international.pte.hu/entry_requirements#language%20requirements; 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: https//www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/.

For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, University of Pécs has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) 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 for B2 level. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

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)

*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 international@pte.hu.

For regularly updated admission information, please visit the following website: international.pte.hu/admissions_update

As for the situation in Pécs, you can find up-to-date information on our website: pte.hu/en/covid/news.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at international@pte.hu.

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