University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center

University of Debrecen is located in Debrecen, Hungary. It was established in 1538, and is considered to be among the oldest universities still operating. It was formerly known as Reformed College of Debrecen, and teaching was done in native language. The university established the English language program in 1986. Currently, it hosts more than 6,297 international students. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1538

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: 6297+

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Warm dry summers, cold winters

Yearly Tuition Fee: USD 4800-9800

Eligibility: Oral Test + Written Test

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: Not Available

University Introduction:

In 2000, the university of Agriculture and the medical university were combined. It offers internationally competitive degrees that are recognized all over the world. It is accredited by the World Health Organization, The State Education Department in the US, Medical Board of California, General Medicine Council and Medical Councils of Israel, Iran, Ireland, and Norway. 

The university organizes examinations for new entrants every year from December to June. It is considered to be a major research facility in Europe. It is well known for its Cactus Research lab in the school botanical gardens. Additionally, it has numerous local and international partnerships with enterprises in the fields of innovation, research, and production.


The medical school has 22 departments of basic sciences. It also has 25 clinical departments specializing in the fields of neurosurgery, internal medicine, clinical chemistry, surgery, orthopedics, psychiatry, pediatrics, cardiology and pulmonology, obstetrics, gynaecology, and radiology.

Campus Life:

The campus has the largest teaching hospital in Hungary. It has more than 2,900 beds. Students receive first hand practical experience. Students choose from a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Medical Athletics Club has a tennis and basketball court, and a weight room. There is also night time entertainment in the city center. 


Students can choose to either rent dormitories or private flats. The students’ hostels are located in the campus area. Some of the facilities include bathrooms, kitchens, air conditioning, and Internet connection.

Why Should I Study at University of Debrecen, Medical and Health Science Center?

  • It is the only university in the region certified to organize the MCCQE1 Preparatory course.
  • It is a government supported public research university in existence since 1958.
  • By 2014, Technical Academy Awards (Oscars) had been awarded to 5 former students.
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