Academics (For Prospective Students)
Admission Requirements – Medical and Health Science Programs
Exam/interview dates and venues!
An entrance examination is compulsory for students applying to the following programs:
The exam consists of two parts:
- a written test (comprised of multiple-choice questions, definitions, calculations, etc.) in:
- Chemistry/Physics: if the student’s chosen subject is Chemistry, essentially the test will contain questions from Chemistry, and he/she will have to answer only a few basic level Physics questions, and vice versa (each test takes 30 minutes)
- an oral exam in Biology and Physics/Chemistry
If the result of the applicant's written exam is below 40% (each), the applicant can only be admitted to the Basic Medicine Course on the basis of his/her oral exam results, even if the oral exam results would allow admission to the first year.
Applicants may achieve up to one hundred points per subject and up to one hundred additional points for their language knowledge at the oral examination. The maximum score of the oral examination is 300 points. Minimum scores required to be admitted to the first year of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy Programs or to the Basic Medicine Course are 260, 260, 230 and 150, respectively.
An entrance interview is compulsory in case of the following programs:
- BSc in Physiotherapy
- BSc in Public Health
- MSc in Public Health
- MSc in Molecular Biology
- MSc in Complex Rehabilitation
- MSc in Health Social Work
- Transfer students
As part of the oral interview the committee tests the English communicational skills and the motivation of the applicant.
The language of the entrance examination and interview is English.
Admission Requirements – Non-medical Programs
For the non-medical programs of the University of Debrecen, the entrance exam is English and professional subjects dependent on the candidate's program.
In exceptional cases, applicants with outstanding grades of previous studies may be accepted for the first year directly. Students, whose examination results or grades of previous studies are not good enough to start the first year directly, may be admitted to the Foundation Programs.
Applicants with a University Degree
In case of applicants with a Bachelor/Master degree, the University examines the possibility of admission with full or partial exemption from the entrance examination on the basis of the certificates and/or other documents submitted. In such cases, an obligatory interview is still conducted prior to registration.