University of Debrecen

Year of establishment: 1538

The University of Debrecen is a government-supported public research university in the heart of Europe. Our degrees are widely recognized, even outside the European Economic Area (EEA) countries.

Debrecen (Hungary)

4032, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

Tel. 3652258058

University of Debrecen

With its 8 campuses, 363 buildings, 29,000+ students, 8,740 full-time employees the University of Debrecen tops national statistics.

The University of Debrecen has the second largest student body in the nation in total and the highest number and proportion of international students (21%, respectively). The most popular choices for the majority of them continue to be in medical fields. UD offers almost 80 courses taught entirely in English (with solidly increasing numbers) on every academic level (BA/BSc, MA/MSc and PhD).

Fields of study include Medical and Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, IT, Engineering and Business Studies among others. The top research fields of the University include Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Industry, Food Industry, Natural Sciences, Electronics, and Information Technology. 
Due to its broad range of international connections, the university has signed cooperation agreements with several hundred partner institutions in the past.

• The University of Debrecen is one of Central Europe’s top educational institutions. We have 500 years of history: we have been welcoming students since 1538.
• 29,000+ students
• 7,000 international students from 110+ countries.
• 14 Faculties on 8 campuses
• 1,542 academic staff
• 16:1 student/academic staff ratio
• 189 International academic staff
• 100+ lecture halls
• 363 University buildings
• 500+ research labs
• 530+ practice and seminar rooms
• 7 libraries
• 135 laboratories and language labs
• 15 gyms
• 6,000,000+ library documents

The Clinical Center of the University of Debrecen Teaching Hospital and Kenézy Gyula Teaching Hospital, with 2,843 beds, receive 3 million patients every year with 914 specialist doctors providing care using the most up-to date procedures.
• Total annual budget (2018): 182 Billion HUF = ~616 Million USD

Inspiring study and living environment:
• Hostels, dormitories on campus
• Private accommodation available
• Broad selection of sport activities
• International food options are available in and around Debrecen
• International student community, vibrant student life

Debrecen is located in the very heart of Europe. It is a school city, the second largest city in Hungary.

What our students say about us
"As Eleanor Roosevelt said, the future belongs to those who believe in their dreams - and my dream was to become a professional pilot. I experienced the quality of education at the University of Debrecen - it has completely restored my confidence that I made the best choice by enrolling! My experience in the wonderful city of Debrecen has definitely made me a better person. I am proud to say that I am a student at this prestigious university."  
Roshan Jijo, India, Professional Pilot, BSc

"Personally, I am very inspired by the diversity at the University of Debrecen in terms of its population, students with different religions and their politeness towards each other’s values.
The best thing about this university is that it offers an opportunity to meet people from all over the world and the way cultural diversity is incorporated into food, events and parties is incredible. And of course, apart from all the fascination and attractions, a student always needs time and space to study. The campus culture and other learning prospects are well-suited for students in Debrecen."
Ratnesh Pandey, India, Management and Business, PhD