Application and admission

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Exam topics & sample tests

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Application deadlines 


  • for January/February 2024/2025 intake:

    • medical programs (only Basic Medicine Course II): 1st November 2024

    • other non-medical programs, PhD program: 15th November 2024

  • for September 2025/2026 intake: 

    • PhD programs: 15th May 2025

    • all other programs: 15th June 2025

Do you need help with your application from our local representatives?


Please feel free to get in touch with them directly, you can check their contact details here


Have you made the decision to apply to one of the programs offered by the University of Debrecen?

The Admissions Team is here for you to guide you through the application process.

Please also check our website carefully, however in case of any further question, do not hesitate to contact us!




1. Required Documents


The following documents need to be submitted during the application procedure by all applicants through our online application platform - that you can reach here

  1. Valid, filled-in application form (to be filled online here);
  2. If already graduated: certificate of education (school leaving qualification such as high school diploma, document of graduation or any equivalent; university degree certificate or any equivalent; all in English / translated);
  3. Students in their final year of education: transcripts (end of year reports) of the last 2-3 academic years, plus predicted grades / expected graduation certificate.
  4. Certificate or proof of citizenship and/or permanent residence (e.g. passport)
  5. Short Resume/CV (personal details, educational background, work experience, language skills, additional skills) 
  6. Medical Certificate - please see a template here
  7. Bank receipt about the transfer of the application fee of 150 USD (non-refundable) - bank details are available here


2. Special requirements


Please check the special requirements and if any applies to you, consider those as well!


  • In the case of Applicants applying to any of the Non-Medical Programs, whose  first language is not Englishproof of English language proficiency; having an IELTS/TOEFL language certificate is not a compulsory requirement. The applicant can prove his/her English proficiency in other ways, such as by other language certificates, good GED, SAT, ACT results. If the language of instruction during your studies for your previous degree was English, you may upload an official certificate about this fact, issued by your school/university; in this case no language exam is required. We can also conduct a Skype interview during your application to assess your English communication skills.
  • In case of non-medical applicants to foundation or undergraduate programs, the study gap cannot be longer than 4 years.


Special requirements for transfer students:

  • Detailed transcript and descriptions of courses taken during your previous studies
  • Filled and signed Credit Transfer Request Form - available here

On the basis of the submitted documents the Sub-Committee for Educational Matters and Credit-Transfer may decide which year the student may be admitted to.

Special requirements for applications to the Non-Medical Programs of the University of Debrecen:

  • Master/Graduate programs:
    • Detailed CV
    • Bachelor degree
    • Detailed transcript and descriptions of courses taken during undergraduate studies
  • PhD programs:
    • Detailed CV
    • Master Degree
    • Detailed transcript of courses taken during graduate studies
    • 2 recommendation letters from former professors
    • Proposal for a research topic chosen from the list offered by the doctoral school, or a new topic with a detailed description


3. Important information


  • Please note that we cannot consider incomplete applications – if any of the above-listed documents is missing we cannot proceed with your admission.
  • Students in their final year of their studies are required to send their transcript(s) to the Coordinating Center for International Education along with their diploma/certificate as soon as they receive it and also present the original document(s) during registration.
  • Please note that all requests concerning subject exemptions must be submitted at the time of  application (the declaration is included in the application form). Students must submit all available university transcripts and course descriptions along with other application documents; they will not be able to request exemptions later on.
  • If you have already submitted your application or if you hold a student status at our University, please do not fill out the online form, as it would cause duplications in our database. 

If you would like to submit a new application or make changes in your data, please get in touch with us directly at, or at 'Contacts' on our website.

  • In case you apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship for the upcoming academic year and you are not interested in self-financed studies, please do not submit our online application form. Instead, please make sure to submit your documents through Tempus Public Foundation's online system: In case you are nominated by your home country, we will automatically receive your application from Tempus Public Foundation. 
  • If you were awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship within the past 1 year, and now would like to change your host instituition/program/language of instruction within the program, please go ahead and submit your application here using the above link. 


NOTE: Document(s) certifying the highest completed level of education along with the passport of the applicant should be scanned and sent to one of the representatives of the Coordinating Center for International Education, however the originals of the aforementioned documents should be presented during the oral entrance examination or University registration at the latest.


Have you already submitted your application? You can check the details of the entrance procedure here!

For more info about exam topics and sample tests, visit this site!


If the applicant meets the entry requirements, the University will inform them about all necessary steps in due time.




Would like to summarize or focus on your existing knowledge before the entrance exam for the Medical degree programs?

Check out our Tutoring Seminar!


Still hesitating about which to program to choose?

Check again our UndergraduateGraduate and PhD programs, or use the Program Finder Tool!