University of Debrecen

4.1 out of 5 (276 ratings / 232 reviews) Debrecen, Hungary
With a student body of about 30 thousand the University of Debrecen is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Hungary today. The cooperation of fourteen faculties ensures the multidisciplinary background guaranteeing the University a leading role as a research and education institution, the intellectual center of Eastern Hungary. In 2007 our institution was the first to receive the highest degree of the Higher Education Qualification Price awarded to the most reputable Hungarian higher education institutions.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Humanities (2)

About

History

The history of Debrecen’s higher education dates back to the 16th century with the Reformed College of Debrecen being established in 1538.

Education

  • 66 Bachelor’s programs
  • 77 Master’s programs

Research

Priority areas of research include: molecular science; physical, computational and material science; medical, health, environmental and agricultural science; linguistics, culture and bioethics.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
591 -70
2021
521 80
2020
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
801
2021
801
2020
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
-
2020
901
2019
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
672 -37
2020
635
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

Lajos Kossuth Dormitory

  • located at the main Campus of the University, 100 meters from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Science and Technology, and 250 meters from the Faculty of Music
  • both double and single rooms are available with private bathrooms
  • rooms are provided with internet access, TV (10 free channels) and a refrigerator
  • a common kitchen is available on every floor.

Student Life

Sports facilities

DEAC includes 22 sections including:

  • Volleyball for men/women
  • Basketball for men
  • Futsal and football for men
  • Tennis for men/women
  • Bowling for men/women
  • Chess
  • Aerobic
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Bridge
  • Hiking
  • Sailing

Accreditation

The University conducts its programs according to the European Qualifications Framework of the Bologna Process. Thus diplomas attained at the University of Debrecen are generally accepted in the countries of the European Union. Moreover, all our programs are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board which is part of the European Accreditation Board.

Student Reviews

Eye opener
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My time at university of Debrecen was really eye opening and it really developed my scientific skills as I developed the perseverance and skills to work long hours in a laboratory. It also developed my ability to process information in a more systematic way.

My opinion
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Academically, the university is great and gives a lot of chances. Not many students study this program in the university, so it may be a little difficult to find study partners. Also, English isn't very well-spoken by some of the professors.​

Most truthful and interesting.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It has been awesome so far. The university has provided me with a good experience mainly because aside the theoretical aspect of my course, the school takes their students on educational trips to visit food industries and ensure some courses have the practical aspect of it which makes us more exposed to the real world. Nevertheless, we have a whole week every semester...

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