UD is Hungary’s oldest continuously running higher education institution (founded in 1538 ). Courses and education in general are based on practical and labour-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. Loan and Scholarship opportunities include the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship, Erasmus and several federal loan possibilities. Accommodation: students can choose to rent dormitories or Privatee flats; student hostels are located in the campus area, and are primarily occupied by foreign students. Several University restaurants and canteens provide opportunity for students to have meals at the campuses throughout the year.
While preserving its leading position in Hungarian higher education, by 2020 the University of Debrecen intends to become a top tier research university integrating education, research, health care and agricultural activities with an international ranking, found in the upper half, under both “Programs” and “Institutions”. By providing an educational portfolio in sync with market demands, the institution serves the labor market while answering the educational demands of the region’s socio-economic factors. Thanks to a wide variety of English language degree programs combined with an education of outstanding quality, the University of Debrecen has been successful in attracting the largest number of international students of any Hungarian higher education institution.