The Faculty gives assistance to its students to find accommodation in the city. Students are provided with information on renting a flat. University dormitory possibilities can be found on the Faculty’s website. Living conditions in Hungary are identical to the Western standards. The variety and quality of goods and services meet the European expectations. Living expenses vary between 60.000-80.000 HUF/month (excluding accommodation), depending on your needs and level of comfort.
Library, computer facilities
The University Central Library provides a high level of service to the lecturers, researchers and students of the university, helping them to use the modern sources of information and specialized literature. At the Central Library students can apply for their own library card and borrow books free of charge. In the library students also find course literature and some international periodicals. Computer facilities at the library and at the Faculty of Business and Economics can be used by students. Students also have free and unlimited access to WiFi.
Need a mentor?
The Office of International Students Relations is a member of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and the Central European Student Network. The ESN team will try to make you feel welcome. Within the ESN there is a mentor system, which means one-to-one patronage. Every international student gets a mentor from the university who will try to ensure their integration and socialisation.
The University owns several sports establishments, most of which are suitable for international competitions. The Sports Hall situated in the vicinity of the University containing a training room, fitness hall, six tennis courts and a bowling alley. There is also a stadium in Veszprém not far from the University, where athletic fields, football grounds, handball courts, running tracks and sauna are available. The University provides students with a wide range of sporting facilities, most of them free or moderately priced.
Student Identity Card
Officially registered students are entitled to hold student ID cards. With your student ID card, you can access a number of services and discounts. Public transportation discounts are available for students in full time as well as in part time, only the extent of the discount and the destinations for which it is available vary.
During the days of the International Week in autumn well-known guest lecturers come from various countries to share their knowledge and to hold exciting presentations. This week spices up the semester and may even provide opportunities for new international contacts and professional relations. The professional and cultural event provides information on international opportunities, scholarships, internship and work. And this is also a time when international students share their culture through presentations, performances, talks.
Major specific events
Events where you can learn the characteristics and traditions of your major are organised on a regular basis. The major’s ball gives opportunity to spend a free and-easy evening with your tutors and fellows and have fun together. The field trip is brilliant occasion to visit the most beautiful sights in Hungary and abroad and while enjoying a good company you can expand your practical experience.
World Travellers’ Club
Travel around the world with your favourite mug in your hands! World Travellers’ Club organises presentations on different countries and destinations twice a month. Seeing the marvellous pictures on the slideshow you can feel yourself travelling, while sitting in a comfy chair and sipping a nice cup of tea.
The University of Pannonia has always emphasised the importance of cultural events. As a programme organiser, the university actively contributes to the enrichment of the cultural life of Veszprém. The buildings of the university provide a venue for cultural programmes like guitar evenings, movie nights, classical and pop concerts or even exhibitions. There are around 50 volunteer, self-motivated teams at the university in all kinds of activities like dancing, singing, making trips around Hungary. One of the representatives of the cultural life in English is the American Corner Veszprém, which is the meeting point of English-speakers. Besides focusing on educational, cultural and business issues in connection with the USA, they organize conferences, meetings, exhibitions, workshops, cultural events and performances all in English.
Veszprém is going to be the European Capital of Culture in 2023. To win this title Veszprém bid together with the Balaton region to implement amazing programmes which can put the city and the surrounding region into the cultural focus of Europe. As an exemplary cooperation, hundreds of civic organisations, entrepreneurs, local citizens and numerous local governments have participated in the development of the programmes. We are proud that the professors and students of the University of Pannonia could also contribute to this achievement. Winning this honourable title is only the first step in the process of implementing the tasks that can bring recognition and put Veszprém and region on the map both in 2023 and during the run up to the ECOC year. The University of Pannonia wishes to be actively involved in the future joint activities, and to be part of the development and the utilisation of the results.
VEN (= Veszprém University Days) has been organised since 1969, which become a real music and cultural festival. Lately more than 20 different bands, singers, DJ’s and performers entertain the students every second year in spring. The main attraction is the competition of the Student Rector Nominees with the their VEN teams. The highlight of the festival is the appointment of the new Student Rector. There is only one way to describe these days: FUN, FUN, FUN!
Scientific Student Research Projects
The aim of the Scientific Research Projects at the Faculty is to provide students with assistance to get professional and scientific knowledge beyond the compulsory subjects. The students carry out research in order to get acquainted with a scientific area in more depth. The work is supported by the university lecturers. The students summarise the results of their research in essays, scientific publications and present them at professional conferences.
János Harsányi Scientific Student Hostel
The János Harsányi Scientific Student Hostel opened in September 2010 for talented students of the Faculty of Business and Economics. The members are students who are eager to develop professionally through extracurricular activities. Each month acknowledged professors and business practitioners are invited to hold lectures, trainings and workshops for those in the “Harsányi”. Besides, all student members carry out a research with the mentoring of experienced professors. The most talented students are offered to present their papers at the János Harsányi Economic and Management Conference. With the experiences gained at the János Harsányi Scientific Student Hostel students steadily pace toward a career development in business and in science.
Balaton Tourism Research Centre
The Balaton Tourism Research Centre established autumn 2015 brings together tourism knowledge with practice. As an innovative and high quality centre, following the roots of the Tourism Department’s tourism research activity, the BTRC is to play a significant role in education, research and knowledge transfer. The activities encompass the entire tourism value chain, including tourism strategies, analysis of current situation, tourism product studies, destination studies, image studies, monitoring tourism development, local values, and any other relevant tourism topic. The research centre counts also with the active involvement and support from tourism stakeholders around the Lake Balaton and in the catchment area of the University of Pannonia. University students are also involved in the studies conducted by the BTRC that enables future professionals to get a deep insight into the actual issues of tourism.
We run a mentoring programme unique in the country. The goal is to support the professional and personal development of our students. Each participant of the programme gets a tutor mentor from the beginning of their studies, who follows their academic progress and individual development. Besides personal consultations, mentored students are also involved in various workshops and programmes aiming to develop their skills.