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Preparatory Courses in English for Degree Studies

University of Pécs
5-15 months
Full time
Foundation / Pathway program
Scholarships available
On campus
01 September 2020
Application deadline: 15 July 2020

Program description

Preparatory Courses in English for Degree Studies 

International Studies Center University of Pécs Medical School offers complex and integrated preparatory programs for degree studies that meet the language development needs of international students and facilitate their integration into the context of higher education in Hungary. International programs at Hungarian universities minimally require B2 (upper-intermediate) language level and you have to be knowledgeable in your chosen field of studies for admission.

Admission requirements

There is no language requirement at the preparatory courses of ISC, however the length of your course depends on the level of your English knowledge.The 1200-contact-hour (15-month) preparatory course syllabus is necessary for those candidates who do not have evaluable language skill in the target language.

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Program content

Our preparatory programs are made up of three stages, each comprising 400 lessons:

The Milestone Stage

The Milestone Stage is designed for students who need additional support in meeting the minimum requirements in English. If your English proficiency is below low-intermediate (B1) level, you need to substantially develop your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Communicative and cooperative language classes assist you to attain intermediate (B1) level. Preparatory students having reached and applicants being already at intermediate level can continue their studies in the Upgrade Stage.

The Upgrade Stage

The Upgrade Stage focuses on language development in a manner that resembles more the academic context awaiting you. You have the opportunity to select your courses from a range of compulsory and elective modules modelled upon university seminars. 400 contact hours are spent with thematically focused language education assisting you to attain upper-intermediate (B2) level. Preparatory students having reached and applicants being already at upper-intermediate level can continue their studies in the Gateway Stage.

The Gateway Stage

The Gateway Stage is specifically designed for students with outstanding English skills (already reaching or exceeding B2 level). Preparatory course students will join this stage after attaining B2, upper-intermediate level in the Upgrade program. The 400 contact hours merge language instruction (Academic English and ESP) with field-specific subject teaching. Thus students improve their language skills while becoming knowledgeable in their future field of degree studies.

Tuition fees

  • €4,200 for 400 lessons
  • €6,500 for 800 lessons
  • €9,300 for 1200 lessons

Scholarships & funding

Scholarship options are available. For more information, please visit the website.

Career opportunities

The program ends with an internationally recognized ECL language exam (upper-intermediate or advanced) and prepares students to start their studies on Bachelor level. 

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University of Pécs

The University of Pécs opened its doors in 1367, making it the first and oldest institution of its kind in Hungary. With longer and shorter interruptions, UP has been shaping the young academic society for over six-an-a-half centuries, not just...

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University of Pécs

Vasvári Pál str. 4.
H-7622 Pécs

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