Freshman info


last updated: 6 December 2022



Transportation from Debrecen Airport to the city

Public transport (bus Airport 1 and Airport 2) is available from Airport Debrecen to the Railway Station (Nagyállomás) and to the Main Campus area (Doberdó utca):

You can also choose to go by taxi:


For fee-paying students

New Health Insurance conditions are available, please check them carefully: Product InformationTerms and Conditions, Practical Information

The semester starts for the January BMC students: on 9 January 2023

The semester starts for the February intake students: on 13 February 2023


For fee-paying students

Reach our online Checklist that helps you prepare your trip to Hungary and the University of Debrecen!


For Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship students

Reach our online Stipendium Hungaricum Checklist that helps you prepare your trip to Hungary and the University of Debrecen!


Entry information to Hungary

As of 9 March 2022, there is no quarantine obligation when entering to Hungary. 

In accordance with this, it is possible to enter the territory of Hungary by public road, railway, water and air traffic – regardless of citizenship and protection against the coronavirus –, but other general conditions of entry (e.g. a valid travel document) must be provided.


For all students planning to transfer money to the University

Updated information about transferring money to the University of Debrecen is available now!

Please visit our Tuition fee site!


Medical check-up

Medical check-up is required by all students independently of the COVID situation.

More info can be found below!


1. Academic information for freshmen 


The University of Debrecen has on-campus education!

Certain parts of the registration process will happen online (eg. data update). However, according to current regulations, to establish your student status you have to complete your registration process in person. Therefore please make sure you arrive in time calculating with possible travel restrictions / complications and quarantine period.

We send you information concerning the online/in person registration via email, please follow the instructions carefully.

Due to different safety regulations all around the world, we advise to plan your travel well in advance!


Please regularly check back for updates!


For January BMC students: 

Time and date of Orientation: 9 January 2023, 09:00 a.m.

Place: Life Science Building (physical address: 1 Egyetem tér, Debrecen)

First school day: 9 January 2023

Personal registration period starts: from 11 January 2023


Online registration: information email will be sent out mid-December to all new January BMC students with instructions (please check your spam folder too)


In person registration: information email will be sent out mid-December to all new January BMC students with instructions (please check your spam folder too)

Place: Room 212, Coordinating Center for International Education (Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 94.)



For our Non-medical program freshmen: 

The registration period starts on 30 January 2023

First day of school: 13 February 2023


Online and in person registration: an information email will be sent out to you in the beginning/middle of January with the necessary instructions (please check your spam folder too)

Place for personal registration: Room 208, Coordinating Center for International Education (Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 94.)

We will have an online orientation too for our new students, you will receive the details also via email


2. Checklists


Register with your e-mail address to receive personalised reminders about things to do while preparing your trip to Hungary!


Fee-paying students register here to get your personal Checklist!

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship students register here to get your personal Checklist!




3. COVID-19 situation in Hungary


The lifting of epidemiological entry restrictions means that, from Monday the 7th of March 2022, travelers can enter Hungary without the need for vaccination or immunity certificates, or any kind of test or quarantine obligation. Simultaneously, the lifting of the special rules of access for certain services and events means that vaccination certificates are no longer required for entry to indoor congresses or conferences, accommodation establishments, spas, sporting or cultural events, music and dance festivals, or outdoor events of any kind. The wearing of masks in public spaces is no longer mandatory (except for health and medical institutes - please make sure to have some masks in case needed), although some venues may still recommend their use.

Latest COVID information and updates can be checked at


COVID vaccination of foreign citizens living in Hungary


The Government of Hungary is now offering Covid vaccination to foreign citizens living in Hungary with a valid residence permit.

This requires registration, which can be done on!

Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge. If you register and approve further contact, you will receive instant information about the vaccine and what to do next. The order in which people are vaccinated is not determined by the order in which they register, but by their vulnerability to disease caused by the coronavirus.


4. Entry information to Hungary for UD students 


Please scroll down or click on the links for direct access:

4.1. Entry information to Hungary
4.2. Medical check-up procedure

4.1. Entry information to Hungary


Travel information

You can find direct flights to Debrecen Airport.

Alternatively, please look for connections to Budapest Airport.

Please check the websites of airlines regularly!

Please also check customs and other rules and regulations before departure!


Transfer from Budapest Airport:
Our TroubleShooter office can help you arrange a door-to door minibus shuttle from Budapest Airport to Debrecen. For more info, please click here.


Entry information:
1. In case you are from a VISA bound country
2. In case you are from a non-VISA bound country

4.1.1. In case you are from a VISA bound country 


You may enter Hungary with a valid D-type VISA or a valid residence permit.


  • Once you receive your visa supporting documents from UD, please start the VISA application as soon as possible.
  • Please check your local Hungarian Embassy’s websites regularly for more information on their VISA application procedure! The Embassies will publish all recent information on their website.


4.1.2. In case you are from a non-VISA bound country 

(For the list of countries, click here)

Your local Hungarian Embassy/Consulate/Representation will provide you with a certificate with which you will be able to enter the Schengen zone upon request.

You may download the certificate here.


4.2. Medical check-up procedure


We would like to share some important information about the medical check-up procedure and medical requirements of the University of Debrecen.

You can reach all the necessary instructions and documents by clicking here!

Please read them carefully, follow the steps and make sure that you bring all necessary documents with you for the registration.



We hope to see you soon in Debrecen!



Please check your e-mail account regularly as we will keep you updated regarding the current situation. Make sure you check your spam folder as well, thank you!


You can download our Student Guide from here!

Register to our Checklist that helps you preparing your trip to Hungary and the University of Debrecen!


If you have any question, please contact!