The University of Pécs, in Hungary, is offering its summer schools. These in-person, affordable and high-quality courses will take place in July 2024. They are organised in four two-week or four-week programmes.

European Studies
July 7-20

Short description: During the summer school, students will study the political, economic, cultural and social achievements and challenges of the European Union, as well as expand their knowledge on topics such as the art history, gastronomy and folk traditions of Europe. They will broaden their perspectives about the contributing factors that led to contemporary Europe, including migration, cultural diversity, gender issues.
Who can apply: The programme is open to undergraduate, graduate and PhD students.
Credits offered: 6 ECTS credits.
Programme fee: 1050 EUR.

Leadership Skills
July 7-20

Short description: The aim of the course is for students to become familiar with the leadership skills necessary to become effective, purposeful and good leaders. The main topic areas include leadership styles, strategic thinking, effective communication, team building, time management, responsibility and assertiveness.
Who can apply: The programme is open to undergraduate, graduate and PhD students.
Credits offered: 6 ECTS credits.
Programme fee: 1050 EUR.

Combined European Studies and Leadership Skills programme
July 3 – August 1

Who can apply: The programme is open to undergraduate, graduate and PhD students.
Credits offered: 12 ECTS credits.
Programme fee: 2250 EUR.

International Human Rights Law and Debate Academy
July 7-20

Short description: The summer school will address some of the most tipical issues iof international human rights, including the protection of human rights in armed conflicts, the accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to asylum versus national security, the human rights implications of AI systems and algorithmic decision-making, etc. The debate course will provide students with introduction to argumentation theory, rhetoric, and with practical skills-building exercises in debate and public speaking.
Who can apply: Law students.
Credits offered: 11 ECTS credits.
Programme fee: 2500 EUR.

All the programmes are taught in English.

All the programme fees include:

  • Cost of instruction.
  • Accommodation in a dormitory.
  • Lunch on teaching days.
  • Dinner when evening programmes are organized.
  • Sightseeing, museum visits, Intercultural Evening, Quiz Night, wine tasting programme, traditional Hungarian dinner night, Hungarian folk dance class, beach party.

The application period for the summer schools is open until April 1, 2024.

A reduced fee is offered to GCU member universities that nominate students and transfer the programme fee to the University of Pécs. The deadline for this is March 15, 2024.

CGU students who are interested in one of the above-mentioned summer programmes are encouraged to contact the organisation at


The University of Pécs

The University of Pécs is truly an internationalized university with 5,000 international students from 130 countries. It began its international education programmes 40 years ago. It has received various international and national awards for its efforts toward internationalization of education (e.g. EAIE Award for Excellence in Internationalization 2021). Pécs, a gorgeous, very vivid, 2000-year-old historical city and former European Capital of Culture, is an ideal place for the students who would like to immerse themselves in the Central-Eastern European culture and would like to make friends with students from all over the world. The Pécs Summer School programme started its activity in 2016 and since then a growing number of programmes have been organised for 1,200 students in total, coming from 85 countries.

For further information please visit the website of the Summer School of the University of Pécs