Admission requirements – medical and health science programs
Exam/interview dates and venues
An entrance examination is compulsory for students applying to the following programs:
- Basic Medicine Course
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 50 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)
- 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 in Physiotherapy
- BSc in Public Health
- MSc in Public Health
- MSc in Molecular Biology
- MSc in Complex Rehabilitation
- MSc in Health Social Work
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.