General Information

At the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, there are over 40 different Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the humanities, social sciences and economics, ranging from Hungarian and several foreign languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Latin, Arabic, Chinese) to history, art history, philosophy, aesthetics, psychology, sociology, international studies, political science, and international economics. Next to the BA-MA dual cycle, from 2013 a new, five-year teacher training program has been introduced nationwide. At our institution, 9 different teaching majors are available (Hungarian, History, English, German, French, Italian, Latin, Ethics, Media and Communication) in a variety of combinations, since each teacher trainee is required to have two majors. The language of instruction is Hungarian at most programs, but the modern Western foreign languages (English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish) are taught in the target language, as a post-intermediate language competence is an entry requirement.

Foreign students are welcome to study at our university. There are two ways to do it: part-time training and full-time training.

For more details please see the Educational Information Notice.

Part-time Training

Part-time training means that a foreign student spends a semester or a full academic year at PPCU. You may participate in part-time training through a mobility program (eg. Erasmus, CEEPUS etc.), or by being a guest student.

Mobility Programs

To take part in a mobility program, you have to apply for it at your university in your home country (i. e. you have to be a university student). Your university has to have an agreement with PPCU. These mobility programs usually offer scholarships, and scholarship students don't have to pay a tuition fee at PPCU.

Guest student

To be a guest student at PPCU, you have to ask for permission from the dean of the Faculty of Humanities. To get the necessary documents, please send an e-mail to the International Office: 

Full-time Training (BA, MA, PhD)

Since Hungary is part of the Bologna system, college and university students might get a degree on three levels: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctorate (PhD). If you wish to study and get a degree at PPCU, you have to take part in the admission procedure. Please write to to get to know all the details!


Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
Required credits: 180


Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
Required credits: 120


Duration: 4 years (8 semesters)
Required credits: 240

At present the faculty offers accredited doctoral training programmes in the fields of literature, language, history and political theory.

Tuition fees

  • Foreign language BA programmes (1. English and American studies, 2. Romance Philology (French Studies), 3. History (Archaeology): HUF 200,000/term
  • Foreign language MA programmes (1. English Studies, 2. French Language, Literature and Culture, 3. Archaeology): HUF 300,000/term
  • Application fee (any programme): HUF 30,000/programme (cannot be reimbursed)
  • For more details please see the Educational Information Notice.


Further information is also available from the International Office of PPCU →

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