Higher education

Higher education

In Hungary, higher educational institutions (universities and colleges) offer a variety of tertiary programmes, including higher vocational education, Bachelor and Master or unified training programmes, as well as doctoral programmes. Higher education programmes are either offered as full-time or part-time (evening or correspondence) courses or as distance education.


of Debrecen

The University of Debrecen (Debreceni Egyetem) offers the widest range of studies in Hungary and is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in the country (since 1538).

The university is one of the biggest universities in Hungary, with a total number of over 28,000 students and also has one of the largest numbers of international students, whose number currently reaches 6,300. The majority of students come from Asia and the Middle East, but there is also a significant number of students coming from European (including Hungary’s neighbouring countries, as well as Germany, Sweden and Norway) and African countries (including Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco). Most of these students are enrolled in the university’s well-established programme in the English language, particularly in the Medical field.

The university operates on five campuses in Debrecen, has two other campuses in nearby cities (one in Nyíregyháza and another one in Hajdúböszörmény) and operates an associated Basic Medicine campus in South Korea.

For more information, visit the university’s official website.

Debrecen Reformed Theological University

The Debrecen Reformed Theological University (Debreceni Református Hittudományi Egyetem) is one of the Hungarian centres for Protestant theological training, with a major role in training ministers for the Reformed Church of Hungary.

Besides notable scientists and science organizers, several poets, writers and philosophers well-known in Hungarian cultural history are found among the former students of the college. The university currently has two campuses, two institutes, seventeen departments and 800 students (also including a large number of international students) studying in its Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programmes.

For more information, visit the university’s official website.