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Pécs, the fifth-largest city in Hungary, is located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to the Croatian border. In 2010 Pécs was selected to be the European Capital of Culture. After receiving the title, major renewal started in the city, including renewed public places, streets, squares and neighborhoods, new cultural centers, a concert hall, a new library, and a cultural quarter. Pécs has always been a multicultural city where many cultures meet, melting different values of the history of two thousand years. In 1998 Pécs was given the UNESCO prize "Cities for Peace" for maintaining the cultures of the minorities, and also for its tolerant and helping attitude toward refugees of the Balkan Wars.
Formerly known as Janus Pannonius University, the University of Pécs (UP) is a large university, combining several Colleges (Faculties) and Institutes into a single large academic community with over 20,000 students. Affectionately referred to as a univerCITY by university staff, the University of Pécs is spread throughout the city of Pecs by faculty, giving the city a true "college town" feel. The university itself can trace its history back to 1367 when Louis the Great founded the first university in Hungary, and established it in Pécs. Students on this program enjoy a great deal of support from the International Studies Center, which handles exchanges and coordinates all courses offered in English.
Participants of the SUNY-Oswego / University of Pécs program can enroll in classes from the faculties of business and economics, fine and performing arts, engineering, the humanities, and law. As Pécs draws students from all across Europe, they offer a wide variety of coursework in different languages including English, German, and Russian. Students must carry a minimum of 12 US credit hours per semester. A majority of classes (80%) taken at Pécs have to come from one faculty, but students are able to take one or two classes from a different faculty if they choose. For information on available classes, see the Pecs Study Guides for International Students.
Students are housed in university residence halls or off-campus apartments set up by the International Relations Office at Pécs, and are responsible for their own meals. There are low cost dining facilities, which cater to students, near the university. Generally, costs for restaurant meals are inexpensive by US standards.
For more information, see the student information guide.
Costs (budget sheet)
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.