Cooperation between Universities May 31, 2021
The Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the Eötvös Loránd University have now announced that in future, in addition to Hungarians, foreign students of ELTE will also have access to the pastoral services of PPKE. The agreement was signed by Rectors László Borhy and Géza Kuminetz.
It is particularly important for students studying in Hungary, living far from their families and their familiar cultural environment, to be able to participate in the pastoral services provided by the Church in order to exercise their faith. Therefore Pázmány Péter Catholic University opens its pastoral services to foreign students studying at ELTE, in particular to foreign students of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People (ÖKF), the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme, the Scholarship Programme for the Hungarian Diaspora and the Erasmus+ programme. ELTE currently has around 3,000 foreign students, but the opportunity is of course also open to Hungarian students.
The available programmes, some of which are in English, include individual and small group spiritual exercises, holy masses, lectures and round-table discussions, spiritual days and weekend programmes during major Catholic holidays, online teaching of faith groups, and preparation for sacraments (baptism, confirmation).
Additionally, the students can participate in leisure and cultural activities (film clubs, excursions); Father Alessandro Caprioli, PPCU university chaplain, is at the students' disposal. The vast majority of services are free of charge for both Hungarian and international students of PPCU and ELTE.
For further information and contact details, please visit the PPCU University Chaplaincy page.