Case Study: University of Pecs

University of Pécs

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The University of Pécs, the oldest university in Hungary, was founded in 1367. Today, the university consists of 10 faculties and nearly 20,000 students making it one of the largest Institutions of Higher Education in Hungary. Among the student population, there are over 4500 international students from over 100 countries. Students choose to study at the University of Pécs because of the quality of teaching, learning, and research.

How were things done before DreamApply?

Before DreamApply, the faculties were using separate systems. Most commonly, the application files were collected via e-mails through which the communication continued. Alternatively, some of the faculties developed IT solutions on their own.

Why did you decide to use DreamApply as your application management system?

After we realized the need for a professional IT solution for handling the enquiries, we researched, contacted other institutions, and made benchmarks to compare the available services. At the end, it was without a doubt. DreamApply is far more developed and ready-to-use than any other competitor. The implementation was a huge work from both sides, and as always, there were some twists and turns, but we could handle everything. The guys at DreamApply were super helpful, and after one year of experience, we can say, that DreamApply is fulfilling all the expectations we had.

How have the results been with DreamApply?

DreamApply can help to revolutionise the whole process of student recruitment. It provides a logical, straightforward path for the applicant and for the institution as well. As the process is easier to understand, there are fewer phone calls and fewer emails from the applicants. But the biggest upside of the platform is the marketing toolset it provides. Now we can work with an enormous amount of data regarding the recruitment, which helps us to fine-tune our recruitment strategies for each region and each study program.

Growth of applications comparing January/February 2018 and January/February 2019

How would you describe DreamApply’s configuration, usability, and support?

DreamApply is easy to use, and easy to learn to use. The build and ergonomics of the system is logical, it’s hard to get lost in the menus. Communication with the Client Happiness team is flawless 90% of the time, and, what is especially important, they can translate the IT vocabulary to user-friendly English 🙂

DreamApply is a great platform to handle large numbers of applications even with different workflows and processes for different faculties under the same roof. It is really user friendly both for the administrators and for the applicants. The unique marketing tools are the biggest additional value that DreamApply delivers; namely the ready-made reports and statistics that can help every institution to further develop their recruitment strategy.

Péter Árvai
Deputy Director
Centre of Internationalization and Connections
University of Pécs
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