Top 15 Reasons to Study at the University of Debrecen in Hungary
Looking to study abroad, why not choose the University of Debrecen, which offers a wide range of courses, practicals and participation in in-depth research programs. Check out what are the benefits of studying at one of the largest universities in Hungary.
1. Located in the heart of Europe
Hungary is a European Union member country located in Central Europe, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and in the world. The country has borders with Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. And Debrecen is the second-largest city in Hungary with many opportunities to offer international students like many festivals, concerts, and all sorts of sporting events take place year-round. The country has some of the oldest universities in Hungary and high-quality programs to offer. And these programs are recognized in other European countries and all over the world.
2. It is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Hungary
The University of Debrecen was established in 1538. It has more than 1800 teaching staff who aim to provide a superior education in 23 doctoral schools and 14 faculties. The university possesses 7 campuses, 2 teaching training secondary schools, 2 elementary schools, 24 doctoral schools, and 7 libraries. The widest choices of majors are offered by the University of Debrecen in the country.
3. Highly ranked by the most prestigious higher education rankings
The University is featured in the best 1000 universities in the world, according to the most well-known international university rankings. QS World University Rankings #521-530.
4.Continuous increase in the number of foreign students every year
The 1/5th (highest number) of the total foreign students in Hungary studies at the University of Debrecen. The number of students applying and studying always keeps on rising with an increase of 10% this year.
- Total students count 26,938 as of 15th October 2018
- Total 5,664 international students count as of 15th October 2018
5. English Taught Programs
The University of Debrecen is proud to offer more than 70-degree programs in English: they offer International Foundation Year and Semester, various types of English Language Courses, Undergraduate, Graduate, and other programs which are taught in English.
6. Post Graduation Work Permit
The person having a residence permit for the purpose of studies does not have to submit for a residence permit for the purpose of gainful activities for his/her employment during the time of his/her studies. Furthermore, the person having a full-time student status in Hungary does not have to submit for a work permit during the student's status. The third-country national with a residence permit for the purpose of studies is allowed to perform gainful activity for a maximum of 24 hours a week during the semester, out of the semester for 90 days or 60 working days a year at most on a full-time job.
7. Medicine in English is a popular field of study in Hungary. Do you know why?
The affordable tuition fees and relatively low entry requirements make Hungary a top choice for studying medicine. During the last two semesters of the course opted by students, they can work in clinics for preparing themselves to pursue a career in the field. But the one-year premedical Basic Medicine Course is recommended to those students who need a period of preparation prior to beginning the Medicine, Dentistry or Pharmacy Program. Students successfully completing the course are directly admitted to their chosen program.
8. Offers the widest range of programs
Other than medicine, other popular fields of study in Hungary are:
- Engineering Programs
- Business Programs
- IT Programs
- Health Programs
- Humanities Programs
- Science Programs
All programs have been accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in many countries including Kuwait and Egypt and others.
9. Rely more on practical Studies
The University of Debrecen is Hungary’s oldest continuously running higher education institution. Courses and education, in general, are based on practical and labor-market oriented knowledge far above the national standard. Partnerships with local and national companies ensure students have the opportunity to get an insight into business processes during their studies.
10.Low Tuition Fee
Studying at the University of Debrecen is a great experience in many ways: even the tuition is affordable as compared to other best universities. Tuition fees vary based on the program you apply for. The lowest-priced programs cost 5,500 USD/year, while the most expensive ones around 17,000 USD/year.
11.Lower Cost of Living
On average, you should budget for between $7,200/€6,400 and $10,500/€9,300 per year. This accounts for accommodation, groceries, travel and any other necessary expenses. Another living cost that international students need to consider is health insurance.
12. Great Accommodation Facilities for Students
The University of Debrecen has amazing accommodation facilities for the students from an option to rent dormitories or private flats to hostels that are located in or nearby the campus area only. They have a number of varieties of rooms with all basic facilities starting from 730 USD per semester. As finding the best place to live is always difficult, so here you don’t have to worry about that. Find more info here.
13. Largest Library of the Country
There are overall 7 libraries in the university. The University of Debrecen houses a massive library that has been categorized as the national library in Hungary.
14. Great Student Life and On-Campus Sports Activities
There are many extra-curricular activities for students to participate in. The university's tennis courts, race tracks, football fields and gyms are open to all students and staff members who wish to spend their free time actively. They are also welcome to compete in the university’s Athletic Club (DEAC). And may also join day-trips to various parts of the country.
15. Easy Admission Process
The procedure of admission is easy here as compared to others. Because the University of Debrecen selects the students on the basis of GPA and entrance test while other universities rely only on student’s GPA.
In order to apply for any courses/programs you will need to submit documents (e.g. your high school or university diploma, English test results, citizen permit & proof, a short CV of yours) depending on the level of education and the program you apply for. For the application and admission procedure, Contact us for detailed information.
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