University of Debrecen

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

Engineering & Technology (7)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Humanities (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



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


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


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

University Ranking

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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


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

University of Debrecen. A minimlaist's review
Yazan Munjed Shafeeq Al-Saif rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like how most of our studies are built on a mixture of lectures, teamwork, presentations, and project management. That gives you the feeling of the real life experience and prepare a you for the future. Classes might not be very hard but it's difficult to get top grades. Who want to be an average student though? I've really enjoyed the facilities and laboratories in...

I'll recommend it to everyone
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is an amazing university, good community, good teachers and courses. All in all, I am satisfied with it. However, they can modernize the materials of the courses and make them more practical than theoretical.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This university has a good location for students as renting apartments are cheap and nearby to it , availability of taxi.

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