Pécsi Tudományegyetem

University of Pécs

 

Official Affairs

As a student of the University of Pécs, you need to be aware of some rules and orders which will shape your life as a member of our academic community. Read further and get to know the institutional hierarchy and the academic calendar of the UP. Learn about grades and exams, as well as vital registration rules!

Rector's Office

Structure and Hierarchy

Faculties ( - or in certain cases, institutes) are the smallest units in the UP’s university structure organized within a particular branch of science, having their own administration. The UP has 10 faculties (9 with a seat in Pécs and 1 with a seat in Szekszárd). Departments within each faculty have the right to decide on the timetable of lectures and seminars and the range of courses offered.

 

The hierarchy of teachers:

  • Assistant lecturer (in Hungarian: tanársegéd): Generally a young teacher at the beginning of his or her career entrusted with conducting practical sessions and seminars.
  • Senior lecturer (in Hungarian: adjunktus): A lecturer with a doctoral degree who has relative freedom in deciding the material for his or her lectures and in evaluating theses.
  • Associate professor (in Hungarian: docens): The task of an associate professor is to give lectures, preside over exam committees and supervise doctoral theses.
  • (Full) Professor (in Hungarian: egyetemi tanár): The highest teaching position in the hierarchy of higher education.

 

Grades and Exams

At the Hungarian universities, education is provided in a system of seminars and lectures. Lectures are held for wider audiences where the attendance is recommended, but usually not obligatory. At the end of the semester students have to pass written or oral examinations. Seminars are usually more informal study groups for 10-20 students, where there is room for individual consultation, discussion of the material and solving exercises. They usually conclude with an independently written paper or an examination. The grading system generally used by Hungarian higher education institutions is the following:

  • The highest grade is 5 excellent
  • Grade 4 is good
  • Grade 3 is average
  • Grade 2 is a pass
  • Grade 1 is a fail meaning that the course must be repeated

 

Hungarian Student ID card

Exchange and international students are provided with a student ID card with which they can have the same advantages as Hungarian students e.g. reduced fares for all public transport, reduced-price entrance tickets for museums, Youth Hostel accommodation and library membership, sport facilities for free of charge.

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Centre for Lerning at the University of Pécs

 

Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters. At the end of each, students have special exam periods, during which they take oral or written exams. Faculties of the UP may have different schedules about starting and finishing semesters and breaks throughout the academic year. As one of our foreign students, our academic calendar may be useful for you when planning your exams and travels home.

  

Faculty of Law

Exam period

12 December 2016 – 20 January 2017

Registration period

23 January 2017 – 13 February 2017

Term-time

30 January 2017 – 12 May 2017

Spring break 

17 April 2017 – 21 April 2017 

 Exam period

15 May 2017 – 21 June 2017

 

Medical School

Exam period

12 December 2016  – 27 January 2017

Registration period

16 January 2017 – 28 January 2017

Term-time

30 January 2017 – 12 May 2017

Spring break

17 April 2017 – 21 April 2017 

Exam period

15 May 2017 – 30 June 2017

Timetables of English language programmes 2016/2017 » 

 

Faculty of Humanities

Exam period

12 December 2016 – 20 January 2017

Registration period

23 January 2017 – 10 February 2017

Term-time

6 February 2017 – 12 May 2017

Spring break

17 April 2017 – 21 April 2017 

Exam period

15 May 2017 – 19 June 2017

 

Faculty of Health Sciences

Exam period

12 December 2016. – 20 January 2017

Registration period

30 January 2017 –  3 February 2017

Term-time

6 February 2017  – 12 May 2017

Spring break

18 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

Exam period

17 May 2017 – 13 June 2017

 

Faculty of Pharmacy

Exam period

12 December 2016 – 27 January 2017 

Registration period

16 January 2017 – 28 January 2017

Term-time

30 January 2017 – 12 May 2017

Spring break

18 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

Exam period

15 May 2017 – 30 June 2017

 

Faculty of Business and Economics

Exam period

12 December 2016 – 21 January 2017

Registration period

30 January 2017 – 6 February 2017

Term-time

6 February 2017 – 13 May 2017 

Spring break

18 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

Exam period

15 May 2017 –  10 June 2017

 

Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Education and Regional Development

Exam period

19 December 2016 – 20 January 2017

Registration period

16 January 2017 – 17 February 2017

Term-time

6 February 2017 – 19 May 2017

Spring break

18 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

Exam period

22 May 2017 – 23 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology 

Exam period

19 December 2016 – 30 January 2017

Term-time

6 February 2017 – 20 May 2017 

Spring break

17 April 2017  – 21 April 2017

Exam period

22 May 2017 – 23 June 2017

 

Faculty of Music and Visual Arts

Exam period

19 December 2016 – 27 January 2017

Registration period

30 January 2017 – 17 February 2017

Term-time

6 February 2017 – 19 May 2017

Spring break

17 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

Exam period

22 May 2017 – 23 June 2017

 

Faculty of Sciences 

Exam period

19 December 2016 – 27 January 2017

Registration period

23 January 2017 – 6 February 2017 

Term-time

6 February 2017 – 12 May 2017

Spring break

17 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

Exam period

15 May 2017 – 23 June 2017

 

National & public holidays in 2017

1 January 2017 (Sunday): Public holiday
15 March (Wednesday): National holiday commemorating the 1848 Democratic Revolution and the War of Independence against the Habsburg Empire
16 April-17 April (Sunday-Monday): Easter (public holiday)
1 May (Monday): Labour Day (public holiday)
4-5 June (Sunday-Monday): Pentecost (public holiday)
20 August (Sunday): National holiday: St. Stephen's Day, honouring the first Hungarian king, St. Stephen, also: Constitution Day
23 October (Monday): National holiday commemorating the 1956 Revolution against the Soviet dictatorship
1 November (Wednesday): All Saints Day (public holiday)
25-26 December (Monday-Tuesday): Christmas (public holiday)
 
 

Matriculation, registration of courses

Visit the website of the Neptun system for a successful matriculation and registration!

 

Contact


For general information about the University and the degree programmes:

 

Ms. Katalin Sümegi

International relations officer

e-mail: sumegi.kata@pte.hu

 

For admission information and academic matters of the Medical School:

 

Ms. Lívia Csidei

Head of the English Student Service Center

e-mail: studentservice.center@aok.pte.hu

 

For programme specific questions, see the contact list of programme coordinators HERE

 

You shall not pass!