Welcome and thank you for your interest in the University of Debrecen. This page will introduce you to some of the non-medical academic programmes offered by our university, whose rich traditions, diversity and excellence continue to amaze students from all over the world. As residents of one of the most exquisite university campuses in Central Europe, our students are engaged in an intellectually challenging environment with various educational events as well as a culturally vibrant local community.
The University of Debrecen is the second largest university in Hungary, is situated in Central Europe, and is a full member of both the European Union and the Schengen Agreement. The history of the University of Debrecen dates back to 1538 when the Reformed College of Debrecen was established. The international programs were launched in 1987, and all of them are delivered in English. At present, there are about 26,000 students and the number of international students is about 4,000, and they represent countries from all major regions of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and North America. The teaching staff of more than 1,800 provides quality education in 14 faculties and 23 doctoral schools, offering the widest choice of majors in the country.
The University of Debrecen is proud to offer more than 50 degree programs in English: We offer International Foundation Year and Semester, various types of English Language Courses, Undergraduate, Graduate and PhD programs in medical and health sciences, IT, engineering, science, arts, business, music and agriculture.
The University of Debrecen has a student body of 26,000, out of which 18,600 are full-time students. More than 1800 instructors teach at the University, making it one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary. Its 14 faculties and 23 doctoral schools undoubtedly offer the widest choice of majors and other forms of training.
The quality of teaching and especially research is indicated by the fact that more than half of the instructors have doctoral (PhD) degrees, and 23 professors are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. According to the yearly complex report of the Hungarian Ministry of Education, which serves as the base for the amount of research funding available to institutions of higher education, it is the best institution outside Budapest and is in the top three in the country, possessing 14-15% of the research volume carried out in Hungary.
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