Intensive Foundation Semester

Starting date: February

Duration: 5 months

Language requirements: Basic English language proficiency

Academic requirements: high school certificate; or 12 years of education; or British curriculum (5 O' level + 3 AS' level/2 A' level exams)

Short description:
 Intensive Foundation Semester (from February till June) is suggested for those students who require additional instruction or review in sciences and in English language we offer foundation  courses to prepare them to study in their chosen degree program. Students successfully finishing the Intensive Foundation Semester program with average 4.0 are guaranteed admission into any engineering, IT or business program. Others can take an entrance examination.

Offering a range of courses, including intensive English language study, which bridges the gap between the students' current qualifications and background and the knowledge and skills required for honors courses, the Intensive Foundation Semester provides students with the necessary skills to proceed to study their chosen discipline.

Education of basic science subjects - biology, physics, mathematics and chemistry is quite demanding in Hungarian High Schools. The Foundation Year program is recommended for those applicants who do not have enough knowledge in biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics or in any of these subjects according to Hungarian standards, and need further studies and a period for acclimatization before entering an engineering, IT or business program. In addition to these basic scientific subjects, courses in professional English and Hungarian languages are also included in the program.

The preparation of foreign students, to enable them to successfully learn subjects at the University of Debrecen, is carried out according to the curriculum of the foundation year. During this time, several subjects will be taught to students: standard English language, professional English language, Hungarian language for foreign students, and optionally, - depending on prospective studies, ­- mathematics, IT skills, biology, chemistry, physics. The language courses may be supplemented by laboratory exercises.

Tuition Fee: 4,800 USD

One time fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

In the academic year 2023/2024 on the Intensive Foundation Semester the study period will be held between 19th February and 14th June 2024. 

Those students who will not win automatic admission for the major based on the results, the entrance examination period will held between 24th and 28th June, 2024.

More information about the program here.