Medicine, Full-time Graduate Program

Faculty: Medicine
Qualification: “Doctor of Medicine“. The certificate is a document verifying the awarding of a medical degree, abbreviated as dr. med. (M.D.)
Starting date: September

Language requirements: English language proficiency (assessed at the compulsory entrance examination)

Academic requirements: high school certificate; entrance examination in biology and physics/chemistry (written and oral) or successful completion of the Basic Medicine Course at the University of Debrecen

Duration: 12 semesters
Tuition fee: 16,900 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

Short description: 
The objectives of the six-year Medicine program are determined by wellestablished standards of medical education and designed to reflect the unique strengths and goals of University of Debrecen Faculty of Medicine. We aim to train medical doctors who, based on the acquisition of knowledge, professional skills, medical skills and attitude during their training, will be able to take part in activities pertaining to the functioning of the healthcare system by performing particular jobs as part of their professional commitment. Our graduates will demonstrate dedication to compassionate care, advocacy, and service. They will have both the knowledge and skills to enroll in a first and/or a second postgraduate specialist medical training program and, following a successful exam in a specialty field, will continue their career of the chosen specialty by working as specialists; in possession of the required theoretical knowledge and practical skills, they will become successful candidates for training at PhD schools.
Medical graduates of the University of Debrecen are NOT required to take the PLAB exam for practicing in the UK. 
Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):
Year Main subjects
1 Basics of Behavioral Sciences, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Communication Skills, First Aid and Resuscitation, Hungarian Language, Medical Chemistry, Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Cell Biology, Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology
2 Anatomy, Histology, Embryology, Biochemistry, Hungarian Language, Medical Physiology, Neurobiology
3 Basic Oncology, Basic Surgical Techniques, Clinical Biochemistry, Hungarian Language, Immunology, Medical Anthropology, Medical Microbiology, Pathology, Propedeutics of Internal Medicine, Clinical Physiology, Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology, Medical Psychology, Medical Sociology, Pathology
4 Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pharmacology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Pulmonology, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Surgery, Traumatology, Behavioral Medicine, Bioethics, Clinical Genetics, Stomatology, Urology
5 Behavioral Science, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Infectology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Clinical Oncology, Forensic Medicine, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Thesis
6 Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery


The language of instruction is English. However, students are required to learn some basic Hungarian in order to be able to communicate with patients from the third year on.


Internship: students are involved in clinical care of patients at the Departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics during the 6th, and final year.

For further information about the curriculum and subject requirements please check the course Bulletin.

“Studying at the University of Debrecen is much more than acquiring knowledge. Just during my first year I already made life-long friendships, got to play handball with the Medical faculty team and was able to experience research first-hand. The facilities are well equipped to fully deliver the lectures and practices which makes learning easier and straight foward. The community life and the support from the senior students are also a strong point at the university. I couldn’t have chosen a better university to study at.” (Felipe, Medical student from Brazil)



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