Debrecen University

The University of Debrecen (Hungarian: Debreceni Egyetem) is a university located in Debrecen, Hungary. It is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Hungary (since 1538). The university has a well-established program in the English language for international students, particularly in the Medical field, which first established education in English in 1986. There are nearly 5000 international students studying at the university. Until 2014 technical Academy Awards (Oscars) have been awarded to five former students.

The university has two major campuses, both in Debrecen: the older main, which hosts the majority of the departments of the faculties of humanities, science, medicine, music, and also the botanical garden; and the younger “Kassai-road campus” where most of the buildings of the faculties of law economy, and informatics are located. However, besides these, numerous smaller units are spread across the city, for example, the departments of physics and the Institute of Nuclear Research of the HAS forming a compact “mini-campus”, or the Faculty of Agronomy. The Faculty of Engineering also enjoys its own campus on Ótemető street.

Debrecen University 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.


Medical programs are accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO), the State Education Department (NY, USA), Medical Board of California, Medical Councils of India (a qualifying exam is compulsory), Israel, Ireland, Iran, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates.

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