University of Debrecen

Students' Union

  • There are associations within the students' union for international students.


  • The University of Debrecen in Hungary is becoming increasingly popular with international students as they discover its high-quality education, recognition of its degrees and affordable university tuition fees and living expenses. There are students from around 60 countries at Debrecen; 147 UK students were enrolled at the University for the 2011–12 academic year.
  • The history of higher education in Debrecen goes back to the 16th century when the city established the Calvinist College of Debrecen in 1538. A great number of writers, scientists and politicians received their education at the College, and it became one of Hungary's major centres of culture. In the 18th century the schools of Law and Theology were founded and although no separate School of Medicine existed, physicians were also trained in the College. Today's University Medical School is rooted in this spiritual heritage.
  • The University of Debrecen was officially inaugurated on 23 October 1918 and at that time consisted of four faculties – Arts, Science, Theology and Medicine. The Faculty of Medicine became an independent University Medical School under the supervision of the Ministry of Health in 1951.
  • The Medical School has 22 departments of basic sciences and 25 clinical departments specialising in various fields. It serves as the city hospital for Debrecen and students may also undertake their clinical training here.



University of Debrecen, 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, Hungary, Contact Sandor Bone, representative of the University of Debrecen at www.studyabroadhungary.com