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University of Debrecen in Hungary

The University of Debrecen was established in 1912, but can trace its educational roots in rich traditions, diversity, and excellence back to 1538.

The University of Debrecen is a research university with almost 30,000 students and 1,700 instructors - one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary. The University of Debrecen is one of the top three research institutions in the country and over half of its instructors hold doctoral (PhD) degrees.

Education courses offered fall within the following categories:

  • Engineering Programs
  • Medical Programs
  • Music Programs
  • Business Programs
  • Science Programs
  • Agricultural Programs
  • Arts Programs
  • PhD Programs
  • International Foundation Year

The University of Debrecen prides itself on facilitating cooperation and development with various entities throughout the European Union, and offers students educational events within a culturally vibrant local community.

With such a variety of education courses and opportunities available, the University of Debrecen caters to a large cross-section of students, creating a vibrant and diverse place for learning and growing.


Watch this video as the students from the University of Debrecen describe their quality education at the university while enjoying life in Hungary. 

Student lifestyle

Students can choose from a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The Faculties have a variety of student clubs. The Medical Athletic Club has well-equipped facilities including tennis and basketball courts, a weight room and an easily accessible swimming pool is nearby. Lovarda organizes student parties each Wednesday night. You will find a number of coffee and tea shops as well as bars, pubs and clubs offering all kinds of night time entertainment in the City Center.

Debrecen has strong cultural and artistic traditions. The Déri Museum displays the craftsmanship and life-style unique to Eastern Hungary.Modem, the largest and most up-to-date modern and contemporary art centre of the country is also located in Debrecen. The Csokonai Theatre presents professional performances all year round, and there are numerous exhibitions, festivals and cultural attractions that create rich and stimulating opportunities for relaxation and entertainment


Finding the best place to live is always difficult. At Debrecen University you can choose to rent dormitories or private flats. The student hostels are located in the campus area, and are primarily occupied by foreign students.

Scholarships & funding

Medical students:

From the second spent year in the University (BMC year excluded), excellent students may apply for a scholarship that may reach 20% of the tuition fee.

The Registrar’s Office will automatically forward the results of the students who achieved a stipend index of 4.50 or higher in the previous semester to the Committee. There is no need for the students to submit any application for the tuition fee reduction. It is the student’s responsibility to check the grade average of his/her closed semester before the registration period.

Non-medical students:

From the 2nd year of their full degree studies onwards, registered full time students who achieved a 4.0 grade average or higher in each of the previous consecutive 2 semesters may submit an application fortuition fee reduction. Please note that the 'SCHOLARSHIP INDEX' will be taken into consideration to calculate the results of grade average.

Up to 20% tuition fee reduction can be granted for a given semester to a maximum of 20% of eligible students in each semester. International Foundation Year and PhD students are not entitled to a reduced tuition fee.


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