University of Debrecen Scholarship for International Students 2023

University of Debrecen Scholarship for International Students 2023/2024

University of Debrecen

Hungary, Debrecen

4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1. University of Debrecen

Hungary, Debrecen

4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.


With a student body of about 30,000 the University of Debrecen is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Hungary today.

The cooperation of fourteen faculties ensures the multidisciplinary background guaranteeing the University a leading role as a research and education institution, and the intellectual center of Eastern Hungary.

The University, with an academic staff of ~2,000 and non-academic staff of about ~5,000, does everything in its power to fulfil the role of one of the most prestigious universities of the country. In 2007 our institution was the first to receive the highest degree of the Higher Education Qualification Prize awarded to the most reputable Hungarian higher education institutions.


Main facts about the University of Debrecen

30,000 students

7,000 international students from 120 countries

~ 2,000 academic staff

13 faculties on 8 campuses

24 doctoral schools

~ 80% of the instructors have doctoral (PhD) degrees, and

110+ professors are doctors of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

651-700 in QS WUR 2023

151-200 in THE Europe Teaching Ranking (2019)

UD conducts 14-15% of the volume of research carried out in Hungary

About The city of Debrecen

Debrecen is a charming and fast-growing town of around 204,000 habitants in the heart of Europe with an international airport as well as train connections and direct highways to other European cities like Vienna, Krakow or Prague.

A multi-campus university

The University of Debrecen has more campuses – most of them are located in Debrecen, but some in nearby cities (for example in Nyíregyháza).

Study area/Majors/Fields

  • Agricultural Science
  • Business
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Medical and Health Science
  • Music
  • Science
  • Doctoral (PhD) programs




  • BA/BSc
  • MA/MSc/MBA
  • PhD/Doctoral programs
  • Medical degree (one tier) programs
  • Preparatory programs
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Agricultural and Forest Sciences
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Medicine/Public Health
  • Social Sciences, Education and Law
  • Media Studies

Undergraduate level:

  • Agricultural Engineering, BSc
  • Biology, BSc
  • Chemistry, BSc
  • Earth Sciences, BSc
  • Geography, BSc
  • Mathematics, BSc
  • Physics, BSc
  • Food Engineering, BSc
  • Rural Development Engineering, BSc

Graduate level:

  • Applied Mathematics, MSc
  • Biology, MSc
  • Chemistry, MSc
  • Environmental Sciences, MSc
  • Geography, MSc
  • Hydrobiology, MSc
  • Physics, MSc
  • Animal Husbandry Engineering, MSc
  • Agricultural Environmental Management Engineering, MSc
  • Agricultural Water Management Engineering, MSc
  • Food Safety and Quality Engineering, MSc
  • Plant Protection, MSc
  • Rural Development Engineering, MSc

Basic Eligibility Criteria For The University of Debrecen Scholarship For International Students


  • Candidates From all Developing Countries. You can check the List of the Developing Countries (Here)
  • Candidates have a Bachelor’s degree (usually a four-year course) in an appropriate subject.
  • His/her academic degrees should normally not be more than six years old.
  • Student must be a non-Hungarian citizen.
  • Undergraduate program: Student must be a high school graduate/in their final year of high school studies upon application.
  • Graduate program: Student must be a BSc/BA degree holder/in their final year of BSc/BA studies upon application.
  • Student must possess a passport/national ID upon application.
  • Only those students who correctly completed their application, submitted all required documents and transferred the application fee to the University’s bank account will be considered for the scholarship.
  • Candidates have at least two years’ professional experience.

List of Required Documents For University of Debrecen Scholarship Program

  • The application form can be found under “Application Procedure”.
  • A hand-signed CV (please use the Europass specimen form:
  • A hand-signed letter of motivation (with reference to current occupation), a maximum of 2 pages
  • Academic letter/s of recommendation (the letters must have a letterhead, a signature, and an official stamp and must be of recent date)
  • Professional letter/s of recommendation from your employer (the letter must have a letterhead, a signature, and an official stamp and must be of recent date)
  • Confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and – if possible – a guarantee of reemployment.
  • Online application form at The applicant must fill out and save all requested information in the online application form in English.
  • Motivation Letter: minimum 1 page, typed in Times New Roman 12 point letters.
  • Proof of language abilities:
  • English – TOEFL or IELTS (Note: We only accept an academic TOEFL)
  • German – necessary for the courses taught in German; for the courses taught in English, if available
  • (certified*) copies of awarded academic degrees (certified translation if necessary)
  • (certified*) copies of academic transcripts (certified translation if necessary).



The Last Date to Apply for the Annual Germany Government Scholarship 2023-24 is Varies from Course to Course.


How to Apply For The University of Debrecen Scholarship For International Students

Applicants need to apply Online & fill out the Application form & upload the Documents.

The Official Announcement of the Scholarship can be found here

The List of the Deadline and courses is updated here

The University of Debrecen offers international students with an excellent academic background the opportunity to apply for the UD International Scholarship Program to continue their studies in the fields of Science and Agriculture.


The scholarship holder can get a discount of 30% – 90% of the first year (2022/2023) tuition fee.


From the second year on, the scholarship holder is entitled to a tuition fee discount based on their academic result of the previous year.



Call for application: available from 24th January 2022, application opens 1 February 2022

When is the deadline for University of Debrecen Scholarship For International Students

Application deadline: 31st March 2022

Application evaluation and entrance exam period: 31st March – 30th April, 2022 *


Announcement of selection results: 15th May, 2022.

Deadline for acceptance of admission: 31st May, 2022.

The exact date and method of the entrance examination varies by faculty. Each applicant will be individually informed about further details (e.g., date of examination) directly by their Admissions Coordinator from the University of Debrecen.

Next application starts in February 2023!



Recommendation Letters For The University of Debrecen Scholarship For International Students


  • Scanned copy of the original proof of language proficiency, with a minimum level of B2 (CERF) or entrance interview.
  • In case the student has completed their previous level of studies in English, a proof can be uploaded about the fact that the language of education was English.


Academic Certificates and their translations, such as:


  • Bachelor level: scanned copy of the original secondary school graduation certificate or equivalent AND its English translation (in case the original is in another language).
  • Master level: scanned copy of the original Bachelor degree certificate or equivalent AND its English translation (in case the original is in another language).
  • Transcript of Records and its translation regarding all academic semesters or school years completed during previous studies (at the highest level of education that the student have participated in) AND its translation
  • Copy of Identification Document: In case the applicant already has a passport, a scanned copy of the passport’s data page should be uploaded. In case the applicant does not yet have a passport, they should upload the scanned copy of their national ID card.
  • Medical Certificate. The template can be found at


Bank receipt about the transfer of the application fee of 150 USD (non-refundable).


Special requirements for applications to Master programs: Detailed CV, Bachelor degree, detailed transcript and descriptions of courses taken during undergraduate studies.


 More information about the University of Debrecen Scholarship for International Students


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