University of Debrecen

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Debrecen. This page will introduce you the English degree academic programmes offered by our university, whose rich traditions, diversity and excellence continue to amaze students from all over the world. As residents of one of the most exquisite university campuses in Central Europe, our students are engaged in an intellectually challenging environment with various educational events as well as a culturally vibrant local community.

The University of Debrecen is the second largest university in Hungary, is situated in Central Europe, and is a full member of both the European Union and the Schengen Agreement. The history of the University of Debrecen dates back to 1538 when the Reformed College of Debrecen was established. The international programs were launched in 1987, and all of them are delivered in English. At present, there are about 26,000 students and the number of international students is about 4,000, and they represent countries from all major regions of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and North America. The teaching staff of more than 1,800 provides quality education in 14 faculties and 23 doctoral schools, offering the widest choice of majors in the country.

The University of Debrecen is proud to offer more than 50 degree programs in English: We offer International Foundation Year and Semester, various types of English Language Courses, Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD programs in medical and health sciences, IT, engineering, science, arts, business, music and agriculture.

The quality of teaching and especially research is indicated by the fact that more than half of the instructors have doctoral (PhD) degrees, and 23 professors are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. According to the yearly complex report of the Hungarian Ministry of Education, which serves as the base for the amount of research funding available to institutions of higher education, it is the best institution outside Budapest and is in the top three in the country, possessing 14-15% of the research volume carried out in Hungary.

  • Airport pickup and reception services
  • Special enrolment and orientation
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Social Activities
  • Sporting facilities
  • Sporting facilities - variety of clubs

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. The most favored ones are:

Lajos Kossuth Dormitory

  • located at the main Campus of the University, 100 meters from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Science and Technology, 250 meters from the Faculty of Music, and 10-15 minutes walk from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  • double rooms are available with private bathrooms
  • rooms are provided with internet access, TV (10 free channels) and a refrigerator
  • a common kitchen is available on every floor.


  • 180 000 HUF/person/semester (about 700 USD) in a room of double occupancy
  • signing a five-month contract is obligatory
  • the accommodation fee of 700 USD/semester needs to be paid in advance

Campus dormitory

  • ​located at the Kassai Campus of the University, 100 meters from the Faculty of Informatics
  • consists of two buildings
  • acts as a three-star hotel
  • 930 beds on almost 17 thousand square meters
  • located a 15-minute walk from downtown and a 5-minute walk from the Great Forest

Room types and facilities:

  • no single rooms available, only double rooms with bathrooms
  • air conditioning, internet connection, TV and fridge all serve for residents’ convenience
  • residents of the hotel can cook and eat in shared kitchens
  • all rooms are provided with a telephone, beds with linen, drawers and a lockable wardrobe
  • services: sports courts, fitness room, laundry room, photocopy shop, restaurant, bar, and buffet


  • 180 000 HUF/person/semester (about 700 USD) in a room of double occupancy
  • signing a five-month contract is obligatory
  • the accommodation fee of 700 USD/semester needs to be paid in advance

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship in short:

  • provides free tuition, dormitory, health insurance and monthly stipend for the whole duration of a BSc, MSc or PhD program.
  • eligible programs vary per countries
  • the application deadline for September 2017 intake: March 5, 2017

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Our internatial students have the option to study 1-2 semesters at a University abroad within the framework of the Erasmus program.

  • Year institution founded: 1538
  • Total enrolled: 26000

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