Entrance Examination/Interview

For Admission requirements  and exam information of non-medical programs, please click here


Admission requirements - medical and health science programs


An entrance examination is compulsory for students applying to the following programs:

  • Basic Medicine Course
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy

The entrance exam consists of two parts:

  • a written test (comprised of multiple-choice questions, definitions, calculations, etc.) in Biology (compulsory for all) and Chemistry or Physics (the applicant's choice). Each written test takes 45 minutes.
  • an oral exam in Biology and Physics or Chemistry

Possible results of the exam: 

  • admitted (to first year)
  • admitted to Basic Medicine Course (preparatory program)
  • rejected
  • in certain cases the exam committee can offer acceptance to a different study program.

The overall exam performance is taken into consideration and the scores of different parts of the exam are for internal use only and not to be communicated to the applicants. 


An entrance interview is compulsory in case of the following programs:

  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc Public Health
  • BSc Nurse
  • BSc Dietetics
  • MSc in Public Health
  • MSc in Molecular Biology
  • MSc in Complex Rehabilitation
  • MSc in Social Work in Health Care
  • MA in Social Work and Social Economy

Bachelor and master applicants can expect questions about their motivation, future plans and previous education. Applicants will also receive relevant (scientific) questions regarding their educational background/professional experience. Communication skills and level of English are also assessed.


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.


Entrance exam dates for medical programs

(Note for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship applicants: the dates shown in the calendar below are not relevant for scholarship applicants. They will be contacted regarding the scholarship exam dates after country nomination and the formal check of their application.)


For further information about the exact venue, starting time and fees please contact the hosting representatives

The UD reserves the right to cancel the exam in case of insufficient number of applicants.



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.
 Students, whose examination results or grades of previous studies are not good enough to start the first year of a BSc program directly, may be admitted to the Foundation Programs.


Entrance examination dates for non-medical BSc programs, Fall Semester of 2024 (for fee paying applicants)


25th January

29th February

14th March

21st March

18th April

25th April

9th May

16th May

30th May

13th June

20th June

21st June

25th June

4th July

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.