Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Debrecen. This website will introduce you to the non-medical 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 30,000 students and the number of international students is about 3,300, 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 1,700 provides quality education in 15 faculties and 20 doctoral schools, offering the widest choice of majors in the country.

 The University of Debrecen is proud to offer more than 30 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.



University Facts

student.jpg The University of Debrecen has a student body of 30,000, out of which 18,600 are full-time students. More than 1700 instructors teach at the University, making it one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary. Its 15 faculties and 20 doctoral schools undoubtedly offer the widest choice of majors and other forms of training.

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.

The number of foreign students
at the University of Debrecen
for 2013/2014 academic year listed by faculties 
Faculties Total
Agroeconomics and Rural Development 36
Law 29
Medicine 1781
Arts and Humanities 183
Music 8
Health College Faculty 35
Dentistry 396
Pharmacy 159
Child and Adult Education 9
Informatics 202
Economics and Business Administration 156
Public Health 143
Agricultural Science 191
Engineering 124
Science and Technology 289
Total 3741
The number of foreign students at the University of Debrecen for the 2013/2014 academic year listed by countries
Country Number of students Country Number of students
Afghanistan 2
Lebanon 1
Algeria 1 Libya 2
Arab Emirates 2 Macedonia 1
Australia 1 Malaysia 2
Austria 3
Mauritania 2
Azerbaijan 6
Mauritius 13
Bangladesh 1 Mongolia 2
Belgium 1 Myanmar 1
Brasil 58
Namibia 1
Camerun 28
Netherlands 6
Canada 35
Nigeria 520
China 108
Norway 92
Cyprus 66
Pakistan 6
Croatia 1 Peru 1
Czech Republic 1
Poland 12
Denmark 2
Republic of Korea 91
Egypt 3 Romania 461
Ethiopia 6 Russia 11
Finland 4 Saudi Arabia 140
France 32 Serbia 11
Gambia 1 Sierra Leone 1
Germany 37 Singapore 1
Ghana 23
Slovakia 106
Great Britain 190 Spain 14
Greece 11 Sri Lanka 2
Iceland 110 Sudan 4
India 20
Sweden 106
Iran 278 Switzerland 1
Ireland 6 Syria 14
Israel 264 Taiwan 17
Italy 7 Thailand 1
Japan 63
Togo 1
Jemen 2 Turkey 215
Jordan 7 U.S.A. 45
Kazakhstan 7
Uganda 7
Kenya 7 Ukraine 224
Latvia 1 Vietnam 123
    Total: 3741