University of Debrecen Medical School, Hungary

University of Debrecen Medical School


·         Medicine: in English (300 Places)

·         Dentistry: in English (50 Places)

·         Pharmacy: in English

·         Physiotherapy: in English

Tuition fees:

·         Medicine: 6 years - re: 15100€ per year

·         Dentistry: 5 years - re: 14300€ per year

·         Pharmacy: 5 years - re: 6500€ per year

·         Physiotherapy: 4 years - re: 4900€ per year

·         Basic Medicine Course - re: 5700€


Application procedure: Foreign students can be admitted into the English Graduate Programs of the Medical School if they meet the entrance examination requirements. The exam consists of two parts:

1.      written tests (multiple-choice questions, definitions, calculations, etc.) from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

2.      Oral test compulsory from Biology and Physics/Chemistry

If the result of the applicant’s written exam is below 40% (each), the applicant can only be admitted to the Basic Medicine Course on the basis of his/her oral exam results, even if the oral exam results would allow admission to the first year. Applicants may achieve up to one hundred points for each subject and up to one hundred additional points for their language knowledge at the oral examination. The maximum score of the oral examination is 300 points. Minimum scores required to be admitted to the first year of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy Programs or to the Basic Medicine Course are 260, 260, 230 and 150, respectively. Every year (from December to June) are organized around 5 entrance exams. If you do not pass the first entrance exam, you will have the opportunity to visit the Pre-Medical Course to subsequently received approval for the first year. That is why it is very important to organize your application as soon as possible. We will provide you with learning materials for this purpose. Applicants who choose to study in English can only benefit from tuition fee places.

The University of Debrecen 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 4000 international students studying at the university. Until 2014 technical Academy Awards (Oscars) have been awarded to five former students. The Medical School has 22 departments of basic sciences and 25 clinical departments specializing in various fields e.g. clinical chemistry, internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics, radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology and pulmonology, oto-rhino-laryngology, dermatology, ophthalmology, stomatology and urology. The Medical School serves as the city hospital for Debrecen therefore students of upper terms may also obtain their clinical training here. Education at Debrecen Medical School is accredited by the World Health Organization, The State Education Department (NY, USA), Medical Board of California, the General Medicine Council (UK), Medical Councils of Israel, Ireland, Iran and Norway. In most European countries - not listed above - and also in India the diploma of the University of Debrecen, Medical School is accepted for registration purposes; however, a qualifying exam is compulsory.

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Debrecen is the regional center of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. It was the largest Hungarian city in the 18th century and it is one of the most important cultural centers of the Hungarians. Debrecen was also the capital city of Hungary during the revolution in 1848-1849 and by the end of the World War II in 1944-1945.

Chiefly thanks to the reformation and the prestigious Calvinist College, founded in 1538, Debrecen has been the intellectual and cultural center of the surrounding area since the 16th century. Over the centuries, the College was transformed into a University and its intellectual life developed a sphere of influence between Eger and Oradea (now in Romania). The University of Debrecen, as it is now called is still widely recognized work of architecture (mostly thanks to its main building). The university has many departments and is a major research facility in Europe. The University is well known for the cactus research laboratory in the botanic gardens behind the main building.

Debrecen is a unique city without mountains and rivers but its natural environment is very interesting. One of the main attractions and places of natural uniqueness in Hungary is the Hortobágy National Park, known as the "puszta", which lies just in the outskirts of Debrecen. This is the real Hungarian Plain without any height difference, with its unique flora and fauna (e.g., a lot of birds), natural phenomena (e.g., Fata Morgana), and with ancient animal husbandry traditions. The region is unmatched in Europe whether we consider its natural endowments or its historic and ethnographic traditions. A very lovely part of Debrecen is known as a holiday resort with its majestic "Great Forest" (Nagyerdő), its many cultural and tourist establishments and its luxurious thermal baths and spas. The University campus is located here, to