Freshman info

last updated: 7 May 2024



The 2024/25 academic year starts on 9 September (first school day)

New students of the Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy programs will start with a two-week Hungarian Crash Course on 26 August.


From 1 July 2023, the residence permits of the new visa-bound students are sent to the university.

Students will receive the residence permit during their personal registration (or can collect it later). 

You can reach the official website of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing with all the important information about staying in Hungary here!

For fee-paying students

Reach our online Checklist that helps you prepare your trip to Hungary and the University of Debrecen!

For Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship students

Reach our online Stipendium Hungaricum Checklist that helps you prepare your trip to Hungary and the University of Debrecen!

Medical check-up

Medical check-up is required by all students independently of the COVID situation.

More info can be found below!

Transportation from Debrecen Airport to the city

Public transport (bus Airport 1 and Airport 2) is available from Airport Debrecen to the Railway Station (Nagyállomás) and to the Main Campus area (Doberdó utca):

You can also choose to go by taxi:


1. Academic information for freshmen 


The University of Debrecen will have on-campus education in 2024/25. We advise to plan your travel well in advance!

Certain parts of the registration process will happen online (eg. data update). However, according to current regulations, to establish your student status you have to complete your registration process in person. Therefore please make sure you arrive in time calculating with possible travel restrictions / complications.

Please regularly check back for updates, especially about registration details!


1.1. For new students of medical and health sciences programs: 

1.1.1 Orientations 2024/25 (medical and health programs)

New students of the Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy programs: 

Time and date of Orientation: 26 August 2024, 09:00 a.m. (also the first day of the compulsory Hungarian Crash Course)
Place: Lecture Hall, In Vitro Diagnostic Building, Medical Campus of the University (physical address: 98. Nagyerdei krt, Debrecen)
New students of the Basic Medicine Course, Public Health BSc and MSc, Physiotherapy BSc, Molecular Biology MSc, PhD programs: 
Time and date of Orientation: 2 September 2024, 09:00 a.m.
Place: Lecture Hall 2.13, Learning CenterMain Campus of the University (physical address: 1. Egyetem tér, Debrecen)
New students of Campus Nyíregyháza (Nurse BSc, Social Work in Health Care MSc, Social Work and Social Ecomony MA): 
Time and date of Orientation: 16 September 2024, 09:00 a.m.
Place: Nyíregyháza Campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences (physical address: 2-4 Sóstói út, Nyíregyháza)


1.1.2 Registration 2024/25 (medical and health programs)

Registration (online and in-person): we will send out further information and dates by email in July 2024, please regularly check your emails, including your spam box 

Place of personal registration:

For Debrecen-based programs: Education Center, Room 212 at the Coordinating Center for International Education (physical address: 94 Nagyerdei krt., Debrecen).

For Nyíregyháza-based programsNyíregyháza Campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences (physical address: 2-4 Sóstói út, Nyíregyháza) 


1.2. For new students of non-medical programs: 

The classes of the second semester of the academic year 2023/2024 start on 12th February or 19th February depending on your Faculty. For precise information you may check your Letter of Acceptance and the calendars per Faculties here.

Registration (online and in-person): an information email was sent in January with the necessary instructions (please check your spam folder too)

Place of personal registration:

For Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders: Room 208, Coordinating Center for International Education (Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 94.)

For our fee paying students: Room 209, Coordinating Center for International Education (Debrecen, Nagyerdei krt. 94.)

We will have an online orientation too for our new students, you will receive the details also via email


2. Checklists


Register with your e-mail address to receive personalised reminders about things to do while preparing your trip to Hungary!


Fee-paying students register here to get your personal Checklist!

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship students register here to get your personal Checklist!



3. Entry information to Hungary for UD students 


Please scroll down or click on the links for direct access:

3.1. Entry information to Hungary
3.2. Medical check-up procedure

3.1. Entry information to Hungary


Travel information

You can find direct flights to Debrecen Airport.

Alternatively, please look for connections to Budapest Airport.

Please check the websites of airlines regularly!

Please also check customs and other rules and regulations before departure!


Transfer from Budapest Airport:
Our TroubleShooter office can help you arrange a door-to door minibus shuttle from Budapest Airport to Debrecen. For more info, please click here.


Entry information:
1. In case you are from a VISA bound country
2. In case you are from a non-VISA bound country

3.1.1. In case you are from a VISA bound country 


You may enter Hungary with a valid D-type VISA or a valid residence permit.


  • Once you receive your visa supporting documents from UD, please start the VISA application as soon as possible.
  • Please check your local Hungarian Embassy’s websites regularly for more information on their VISA application procedure! The Embassies will publish all recent information on their website.


3.1.2. In case you are from a non-VISA bound country 

(For the list of countries, click here)

Your local Hungarian Embassy/Consulate/Representation will provide you with a certificate with which you will be able to enter the Schengen zone upon request.

You may download the certificate here.


3.2. Medical check-up procedure


We would like to share some important information about the medical check-up procedure and medical requirements of the University of Debrecen.

You can reach all the necessary instructions and documents by clicking here!

Please read them carefully, follow the steps and make sure that you bring all necessary documents with you for the registration.


Travelers can enter Hungary without the need for vaccination or immunity certificates, or any kind of test or quarantine obligation.



4. Accommodation

Finding the best place to live is never easy...

When studying at the University of Debrecen you can choose to rent dormitories or private flats.

You can find here some information regarding the available student hostels/dormitories.

In case you prefer to rent a room in a private apartment, you can contact our partner office, Troubleshooter to ask for their help in finding you the best option!


We hope to see you soon in Debrecen!



Please check your e-mail account regularly as we will keep you updated regarding the current situation. Make sure you check your spam folder as well, thank you!


You can download our Student Guide 2024 from here!

Register to our Checklist that helps you preparing your trip to Hungary and the University of Debrecen!


If you have any questions, please contact your admission coordinator or!