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University of Debrecen

4.1 out of 5 (187 ratings / 158 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)



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.

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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

UD - Computer Science BSc
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Quality of life is fine, living cost is somehow average. Activities for students were rare even before the pandemic situation. Our curriculum is unstable and some courses appear and disappear on yearly basis, which leads to problems of obtaining stable knowledge in the area of interest and lack of credits in the faculty. The university doesn't provide professional...

University life
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

University of Debrecen is a place that gives students a sense of belonging and encourages them to explore courses and modules. The university gives students choice and helps them feel so happy. So many of the students said that Debrecen was their best decision ever. Here's how we brought their thoughts and expressions to life.

Internship is Necessary
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am studying in Hungary at the University of Debrecen in the field of Mechanical Engineering. I gained lots of experience and knowledge during my study here in Debrecen my study is in English and I have no problem with the language and I also Speak French and learning Hungarian. Unfortunately in Hungary, I can not do an internship to gain experiences because in order to...

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