About the exam
The entrance exam is a complex exam consisting of two parts, written and oral.
There are 2 options provided to take the written part of the entrance exam. One option is the written exam organized by the Medical School and/or its authorized representative agencies in Pécs, Budapest and abroad.
In this case the written part includes multiple choice tests in Biology (20 questions), Chemistry (20 questions), General English (40 questions) and Medical English (20 questions). The duration of the exam is 2.5 hours.
The other option to take the written part of the exam is the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). As a new initiative for the application period of 2018, the University of Pécs Medical School accepts the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) for applications to its General Medicine and Dentistry programs as the written part of the entrance exam.
BMAT is an admissions test for applicants to Medicine, Biomedical Science and Dentistry courses at certain universities around the world. BMAT gives you the chance to show your potential to succeed on a demanding science-based university course. Please check the BMAT flyer.
The test takes place on 30 October 2019, on 15th February 2020 and also in May 2020 (exact date available later) in test centres in many countries. Visit the BMAT website to find out more about the test, where you can take the test, and how to register.
Preparing for BMAT
Visit the BMAT website for a range of free resources, and do the following:
- Read the BMAT preparation guide for advice on how to prepare, and the BMAT test specification to familiarise yourself with the test format.
- For Section 1, read the BMAT Section 1 question guide to find out how to approach the different question types.
- For Section 2, access the BMAT Section 2: Assumed Subject Knowledge guide, which covers in detail the topics that can be assessed in BMAT.
- For Section 3, read the marking criteria and sample essays to understand how responses are marked.
- And, most importantly, answer some BMAT practice papers for each section under timed conditions.
- Please book your exam early at the Cambridge English Test Portal.
Please note that the BMAT is not organized by the University of Pécs Medical School.
The English Program Committee of the Medical School reserves the right to evaluate the results of the applicants at the BMAT exam, and to decide on the acceptance of the BMAT. Based on your performance at the BMAT, after the evaluation of the results, the Committee may decide either to exempt the applicant from taking the written exam of the Medical School (in this case the applicant just has to take an oral interview somewhere), or to exempt the applicant from taking the complex entrance exam altogether (no need to complete the written test and oral interview at all), or not to accept the BMAT at all (the applicant has to take the whole complex entrance exam of the Medical School).
The oral part is a 20-30 minute personal interview with a university professor about medicine related questions and motivation. The oral interview is obligatory, can be taken in Pécs, in Budapest or abroad at an entrance exam organized by the Medical School and/or its authorized representative agencies. Please note that taking the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) may not be sufficient to be able to get accepted to our Medical School! The English Program Committee has the right to decide on the acceptance of the results.
Please note that Skype interviews are not acceptable for the General Medicine and Dentistry programs.
Please note that in case of an unsuccessful entrance exam you can only repeat it twice! Please note that you need to complete and submit an online application only once, even in case of a repeated entrance exam, only before the first exam trial. We will record your maximum 3 exam chances under the same application number in our system.
The use of mobile phones, smart watches or any other electronic devices during any part of the examination is strictly prohibited. Any violation of this rule may result in the cancellation of your exam scores, dismissal from the exam or banning from future exam opportunities.