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Pázmány Péter Catholic University
Budapest, Szentkirályi utca 28.

The Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPCU), one of the successors of the University established in 1635 is now a fast-growing educational institution focused on internationalization and nurturing the talent of the future generation. A recognized partner of many universities and research centers on the national and international level, the University won the 'University of National Excellence' award in 2013.

In PPCU, we are focused on three things: our students, research and building and maintaining international relations.

The University has four Faculties in three campuses (Budapest, Piliscsaba and Esztergom), all located in the heart or the vicinity of the capital city of Hungary.

Why us?

  1. We have ancient roots, yet we are modern: originally founded in 1635, our university was reinstated in 1992: combining traditional values of care for our students with flexible curriculum and young staff members
  2. Unique in Europe: a few years after the launch of the first similar American initiative, the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics was started 
  3. Excellent in Hungary:  we have received the 'University of National Excellence' award in 2013
  4. World renowned professors: several lecturers of our staff are often invited to universities abroad and are considered excellent in their field of study. One of our professors had received European Citizen Prize of 2016 
  5. Personal connection during your studies: by limiting the incoming student numbers, we aim to provide extensive care to each and every student
  6. Strongmentor system: we aim to pair every incoming student with a Hungarian of the very same division, so you will have all the help you need during your stay in Hungary
  7. Constant contact with research: study and research in our Jedlik Ányos Laboratory, fitted for multidisciplinary research of Bionics, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics, or conduct research of Humanities in Psychological Research Laboratory or the state-of-art Archaeological Geoinformatical-System Laboratory
  8. Extensive international relations: based on the international relations of our university and the researchers lecturing at our faculty, we have succeeded in building active contacts with several internationally reputed university research centers (Berkeley, Notre Dame, Leuven, Munich, Krakow, Seville, Catania, London)
  9. Located in the heart of Hungary:  you can enjoy the sight and opportunities of the capital city, while you can stay in our dormitory located in the safe and green suburban areas
  10. Excellent job opportunities: after graduation in your chosen field of innovation area, our diploma will open many doors for you 


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

- Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

- Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics

Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies


Bachelor Courses

Langues romanes filière française (French)

Romanistica (Italian)

Romanística (Spanish)

English and American Studies (English)

Master Courses in English

Computer Science Engineering

Info-bionics Engineering

Medical Biotechnology



Political Science

English Studies

International Relations

Master Courses in French and Italian

Master de langue, de littérature et de culture françaises (French)

Lingua, letteratura e civiltà italiane (Italian)

PhD Courses in English

Multidisciplinary Programme of Sciences and Technology (Biology, Informatics and Electrical Engineering) 




Feel at ease abroad with our student services designed for international students.

Welcome! – Orientation week

At the beginning of every semester we organize a week of cultural and informative activities for our incoming students. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with your fellow international students, to get to know the campus and the staff members, to participate in a fun international dinner (bring something unique from your country!) and various other activities, such as the Sport’s Day in our campus located in the forests of Piliscsaba, to enjoy traditional Hungarian folk dance or just to see the science wonders happening in our labs.

Mentor system

We maintain a vast and diverse mentor system, so everyone can have a perfect mentor during their time in Hungary. We aim to pair you with one of the Hungarian students studying in the same division as you do, so they surely know their way around. Mentors can help you in managing your daily life in the University, as well as aid you in the struggles of administration. They also organize common visits to various cultural events, concerts or sightseeing tours all over Hungary during breaks

Sport facilities

While having sport facilities in the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law, PPCU also offers reductions from the local gyms. 


International students can opt for a pass for the library of the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, or get a free student entrance for the second biggest library of Hungary, the Szabó Ervin Library, which is just a short walk from the university buildings.


Every international student is offered a place in one of our dormitories located in Piliscsaba or Esztergom. While Esztergom is perfect for students wishing to study Archaeology, Piliscsaba is easily accessible from Budapest by train or bus.

Hungarian language course

If you are worried about learning a foreign language, we are happy to help you with free language courses offered to incoming international students. Study with your peers and get closer to the locals, and maybe read a book in Hungarian!

Youth Language Bar

Brush up your English, German, French, Italian or Spanish skills while having fun with native speaker students! We organize language nights in various famous social spots in Budapest.

Intercultural Evenings

Have a cook-off with other students, show videos of your country and engage in each other’s culture. The Faculty helps in organizing, but we need your help with the spices!

Pázmány Card

If you are a student of PPCU, you are eligible for a Pázmány Card, which allows you to reductions from local shops, restaurants and services around the Campus.

Your Own official e-mail address

Receive your own PPCU e-mail address while you are in Hungary, and be part of a professional group.  

For more information, please contact us at:

E-mail: international.office@ppke.hu 


  • English
  • Hungarian
Study area
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Legal Science
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
  • Teacher Training
  • Engineering Science
  • BA/BSc
  • MA/MSc/MBA
  • one-tier Master course