University of Debrecen

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Egyetem ter 1, Debrecen, Hajdu-Bihar County, 4032, Hungary

About University of Debrecen

The University of Debrecen is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in Hungary, welcoming students since 1538. It is ranked in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Ranking among the best 200 universities.

We offer internationally competitive degrees widely recognized even outside the European Economic Area (EEA) countries. Our programs are in line with the European Qualifications Framework of the Bologna Process.

Including medical programs with worldwide accreditation:

  • World Health Organization
  • New York State Education Department
  • Medical Board of California
  • General Medicine Council of Great Britain
  • Medical Councils of Israel, Ireland, Iran and Norway

Some important facts and figures about UD:

  • a student body of 28,500
  • 6,300 international students
  • 23,600 courses offered
  • 87 Bachelor’s programs
  • 100 Master’s programs
  • 10 undivided, one-tier training programs
  • 14 faculties and 24 doctoral schools
  • UD conducts 14-15% of the volume of research carried out in Hungary

The University of Debrecen is proud to offer more than 70-degree programs fully taught in English: including International Foundation Year and Semester, various types of English Language Courses, UndergraduateGraduate and other programs.

You might even study with full scholarship!

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Student life

Debrecen is the largest city outside Budapest and has over 200,000 inhabitants. At a convenient distance of 250 km to the East from the capital, Debrecen is a cultural, economic and scientific centre of the region and a renowned university town.

Students can choose from a wide range of extra-curricular activities, International Food Day and YoUDay are organised yearly, with the participation of thousands of students.

You will find a number of coffee and tea shops as well as bars, pubs and clubs offering all kinds of night time entertainment in the City Center.

What our students tell about studying at the University of Debrecen?

 “Studying at the University of Debrecen is much more than acquiring knowledge. Just during my first year I already made life-long friendships, got to play handball with the Medical faculty team and was able to experience research first-hand. The facilities are well equipped to fully deliver the lectures and practices which makes learning easier and straightforward. The community life and the support from the senior students are also a strong point at the University. I couldn't have chosen a better University to study at.”
Felipe Salignac Brasil, Brazil, Medicine

“It is fascinating to me how people from completely different backgrounds can have so much in common. University of Debrecen has such a diverse and colourful community that helps and supports every member. Not to mention the various events that bring us closer together!”
Afnan Hossain Aysha, Bangladesh, Biochemical Engineering, BSc

“I recommend Hungary because it is cost effective in one hand, and on the other hand the educational system here is actually pretty good. The certificate from here is US and UK accredited.“
Ogbonda Davies, Nigeria


The University of Debrecen provides all necessary support for prospective students in the Application and Admission process, you can check the Application Flow Chart, and send your application as well as the required additional documents online.

Application Deadlines to keep in mind:

for September intake:

Medical, health science programs: 31st May

non-medical PhD programs: 31st May

other non-medical programs: 15th June

for January/February intake:

medical programs (only Basic Medicine Course II): 1st November

non-medical PhD programs: 31st October

other non-medical programs: 15th November

For the Summer English Language Course: 30th April

List of study fields and programs:

  1. On-tier Medical Programs
  1. Undergraduate Programs

Agriculture Program

Business Programs

Engineering Programs

Health Programs

Humanities Program

IT Programs

Music Programs

Science Programs

  1. Postgraduate Programs

Agriculture Programs

Business Program

Engineering Programs

Health Programs

Humanities Programs

Science Programs

IT Programs

Law Program

Music Program

  1. PhD/Doctoral Programs
  2. Foundation Programs

Explore rankings data for University of Debrecen

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Subjects taught at University of Debrecen

  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Architecture
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
  • Law

    • Law
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Education

    • Education

Key statistics

  • 12.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 24%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 24%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 19,964
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings