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


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.
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 of a BSc program directly, may be admitted to the Foundation Programs.


Entrance examination dates for non-medical BSc programs, Fall Semester of 2023 (for fee paying applicants)


26th January

2nd March

9th March

30th March

20th April

4th May

18th May

25th May

8th June

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.