UD is Hungary’s oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Hungary (since 1538). The university has a well established programme in the English language for international students, particularly in the Medical field, which first established education in English in 1986. There are nearly 4000 international students studying at the university.

Courses and education in general are based on practical and labour-market oriented knowledge far above the national standard. Partnerships with local and national companies ensure students have the opportunity to get an insight into business processes during their studies.

Loan and Scholarship opportunities include the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, Erasmus and several federal loan possibilities.

Faculties and colleges

  • Faculty of Agronomy
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Economic Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Informatics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Music
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Child and Adult Education


With 220 thousand inhabitants Debrecen is the second largest city in the country. It is the cultural, educational and economic center of Eastern Hungary. Expect year round high-quality programs including festivals, concerts and all sorts of sporting events.

There are many railway stations in Debrecen, the most significant is the main station of Debrecen. In addition, other smaller stations exist, these include Debrecen-Csapókert, Debrecen-Kondoros, Debrecen-Szabadságtelep and Tócóvölgy. Local transport in the city consists of buses, trolleybuses, and trams. Nearby towns and villages are linked to the city by Hajdú Volán bus services.

Main attractions and places to visit

  • Hortobágy National Park
  • Great Forest of Debrecen
  • Aquaticum Medicinal and Bath Centre w/ Mediterranean Pleasure Bath
  • Debrecen Zoo
  • Lake Békás
  • Főnix hall – national and international sports events center (capacity: 8,000 spectators)
  • Debrecen Ice Rink
  • indoor swimming pool with several pools
  • Kölcsey Convention Centre – the largest conference center of Eastern Hungary (capacity: 1,150 people)
  • MODEM (Modern and Contemporary Arts Center)


Students can choose to rent dormitories or private flats. student hostels are located in the campus area, and are primarily occupied by foreign students. Several University restaurants and canteens provide opportunity for students to have meals at the campuses throughout the year.