Student Life in Debrecen

The student life in Debrecen, Hungary, is very lively and can be organized really diversified! Hit the road with your fellow students and enjoy the numerous leisure opportunities together.

As you can see, there is much to discover for you. You should not miss the interesting student life in Debrecen on any account. That way, you will also get to know your fellow students and your new friends better.

Studying at the University of Debrecen (UD) is a unique experience: As a student of the UD, you will be part of a community of more than 30,000 students from more than 60 countries.

You will obtain your degree at one of the most attractive and modern university campuses in Hungary. The city of Debrecen is known as the city of festivals, with its many cultural events, it provides enjoyable distractions from the everyday life.

The UD has seven campuses, from which five are located directly in Debrecen, and two in the nearby towns Hajdúböszörmény und Nyíregyháza. As a student of medicine/dentistry, you will be educated on the biggest campus, the medical campus, so you will find everything you need for your daily life directly on campus or very near: banks, pharmacies, cinema, hairdresser, cafés, restaurants, bars, as well as a gym, sports courts and shopping centers.

The UD promises every student high-quality education and it is very well known throughout Europe, thanks to its excellent teaching and research.


In Debrecen you can get by with English in daily life. Many people speak English very well, so that there will be no language barriers. English is the language of your studies. Lectures, tests and exams are all conducted in English. Hungarian is offered as a compulsory course from the second year, as you will need an understanding of the basics of the language to be able to work at the hospital.


Students can live in student dorms at the university. It is important to book a place early, as there are only limited places. First-semester students have the highest priority. If you are interested, please tell us as soon as possible, so the reservation can be made.

It is also possible to rent a flat in the town center. Prices begin at approx. 215 $ per month. We will also help you with finding suitable accommodation.

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Living Costs

Accommodation 215 $ per month In student dorms or flats
Eating 3-6 $ per meal Mensa
Transportation 12-27 $ per month With student discount


Budapest is the nearest international airport with a great offer of international flights. From there you can travel by bus or train to the university.

Leisure Time

Debrecen is a tourist town. There are different attractions, museums and activities for every taste. If this becomes boring after a while, you can also visit Prague, where there are even more things to discover.