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University of Debrecen

University of Debrecen

University of Debrecen
Welcome to the University of Debrecen (UD)
UD is an elite research university of national excellence that focuses and builds on its traditional values, as well as the complex and well-functioning system of International Relations and synergy it has established during its rich history.

UD has been welcoming International Students for several decades now, and has always encouraged applicants of all backgrounds throughout the world to apply to its programs. This is especially so if their aim is to study in one of Europe's most beautiful campus areas (with the University's main building located in the heart of the Great Forest), with a wide range of educational opportunities to select from.
Debrecen in Hungary
Brief History
  • The history of Debrecen’s higher education dates back to   the 16th century
  • The Reformed College of Debrecen, established in 1538, played a central role in education, becoming the most important cultural center in the whole country throughout the years
  • The University was established in 1912 making UD a  higher education institute with the longest continuous history in Hungary
  • Today the University of Debrecen is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Hungary and a Top 3 Hungarian university according to the Hungarian Ministry of Education
  • The cooperation of the faculties of the University ensures the multidisciplinary background guaranteeing UD a leading role as a research and education institution, and making it the intellectual centre of Eastern Hungary
Country Info
  • Hungary is a European Union member country located in Central Europe
  • The country has borders with Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia
  • Provides an easy access to Europe with countless options from the Budapest and Debrecen airports
  • Population ca. 10 million
Sights of Debrecen
City Info
  • With 204 thousand inhabitants Debrecen is the second largest city in the country
  • It is a cultural, educational and economic center of Eastern Hungary
  • Located in the Eastern part of the country
  • Main attractions and places to visit include:
  • Great Forest of Debrecen
  • Aquaticum Medicinal and Bath Centre w/ Mediterranean Pleasure Bath
  • Lake Békás
  • HALL (a multifunctional establishment for concerts and public events with a capacity of approximately 2000 people)
  • the Water Tower (a 1913 building renovated to function as a bar, cafe, shop, gallery and observation deck)  
Courses and education in general are based on practical and labour-market oriented knowledge far above the national standard. Besides Medical and Biological Sciences Dentistry, Pharmacy, IT, Engineering and Business Studies are also of excellent quality and great popularity. Partnerships with local and national companies ensure students have the opportunity to get an insight into business processes during their studies. Students at the University of Debrecen 

The fields covered include
  • Agricultural &Food Sciences
  • Business &Economics
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Medical&Health Sciences
  • Science &Technology
  • The University conducts its programs according to the European Qualifications Framework of the Bologna Process (all of the programs have been accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee)
  • Education at Debrecen Medical School is accredited by the World Health Organization, US Department of Education, The State Education Department (NY, USA), Medical Board of California, the General Medicine Council, Medical Councils of Israel, Ireland, Iran and Norway
Loan and Scholarship Opportunities
  • Loan and Scholarship opportunities include the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, Erasmus and several federal loan possibilities
Accommodation and Dining
  • Accommodation: 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
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