Medical school, University of Pécs (Dental Medicine)


University of Pécs is the oldest University in Hungary. It was founded in 1367 by King Louis the Great. Nowadays it is state University listed in the WHO´s directory of Medical schools and accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board.


Program of Dental medicine in English or German are taught at Medical School of University of Pécs.

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

The diploma issued by the Medical School of University of Pécs is accepted by all European Union countries and several other countries (Norway, USA, Canada, Israel, etc.). Students who wish to study in USA must take USMLE.


City of Pécs is fifth largest city in Hungary, close to borders with Croatia. In 2010 city was selected as European Capital of Culture, sharing title together with Essen and Istanbul. It has around 150 000 citizens. Pécs is place, where one of the oldest university – The University of Pécs is residing. This university was divided into 2 universities: Pécs University Medical School (POTE) and Janus Pannonius Tudományegyetem (JPTE). The POTE is known also as Medical School. From 2000 universities are combined under the name University of Pécs (PTE).
Pécs is beautiful historical center – there is Necropolis of Sopianae situated there (from UNESCO list), as well as Cella Septichora, The Cathedral, Hungarian Bishops Palace, Barbakan Tower, Citty Hall, Synagogue, Hungarian Academy of Science and many more.

Scholarships offered:

Applicants and students may apply for Stipendium Hungaricum, scholarship for international students.

Accomodation for students:

University does not offer accomodation for students – students must find private accomodation. The Admission office assists students to find a room or an appartment for student.

Study programmes
Dental medicine:

Programme of Dental medicine takes 10 semesters (5 years) and is taught in English. Graduates are awarded degree of Doctor of Dentistry (D.M.D).
There are following modules within 5 years studies of dental medicine:
Basic module covers basic sciences – medical and dental courses, which are also foundation of clinical dentistry.
Pre-clinical module covers intensive clinical study of each of the various disciplines of dentistry. Next module is Clinical module with more emphasis on the assessment and management of patients. Final module enables students to participate in elective programmes, clinical conferences and hospital based practices.
Tuition fee is 1600 USD and includes the cost of dental materials.

Living costs:

The average living expenses for students are around USD 700 per month and depends on living standards of student.

Admission criterias
Admission criterias:

Applicant must graduate from high school / senior secondary school before he/she will be admitted to University (document must be submitted until the registration). The applicants are expected to have strong basic knowledge in biology and chemistry. If there are 2 years from graduation from secondary school, it may be advised to take a refresher course in the required subjects.
Great knowledge of English language is also expected.

Students with B.A. or B.Sc. Degree may be accepted directly into second year of study: subjects from 1st yeat (Chemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Anatomy, Histology and Embryology) may be recognised in that case.

Entrance examination

Entrance examination consists of a written and an oral interview and are mostly focused on biology, chemistry and physics. Topics:

Documents needed for an entrance examination:

1. Filled and signed application form
2. Payment of 250 USD (examination fee)

Deadline for submitting documents for an entrance examination:

Deadline for application is 30th of June.