The University of Debrecen hosts the highest percentage of international students in Hungary. The number has increased fivefold since the year 2000. Medicine continues to be the most popular choice for the majority. The institution was the first choice of 4,028 students from over 100 different countries all over the world during the academic year of 2015/2016 in Hungary. 14 percent of the total student body at the University of Debrecen comes from abroad. Engineering, Natural Sciences, Technology, Information Science, and Economics are the popular faculties in which students enrol apart from medical fields.
Majors like mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, computers, economy, business administration, and management have turned to be popular amongst international students in the recent years. Growth has been noted in students majoring in performing arts, agricultural engineering, food engineering, environmental engineering and English studies. The University aims to be a top tier institute offering education and research of high standards which has made it successful in attracting international students. The educational portfolio of the university syncs with the demands of the market. The outstanding quality of education combined with a variety of programs offered has made University of Debrecen the most sought after university in Hungary by international students.
The university of Debrecen is an active member of premiere international scientific communities. It has teamed up with leaders in innovation. The R&D activities of the institute have steadily grown in recent years and are nothing less than outstanding as demonstrated by the research grants, as well as the number of citations and publications. The focus areas aim to offer solutions to the socio-scientific-economic challenges emerging in the areas of health and environment. The university supports numerous scientific activities and encourages the promising graduates to begin their scientific journey at the institute.

The development of international scientific communities owing to the network of Honors College that embraces the entire scientific spectrum has attracted many students from all over the world. The university offers a practical background to its graduates in the labor market far above the average standards. The partnership with national and local companies speaks of the impressive collaborations that the university has. The University of Debrecen has been continually expanding the research activities to establish the highest level in the country. It is striving to improve international research cooperation that can further propel the opportunities for the students. Interesting programs have been launched by the university in collaboration with the Hungarian government to attract international students. The international agreements have further propelled the growth in the number of students participating in the scholarship programs.

The University of Debrecen offers top-quality education coupled with state-of-the-art teaching and research aid. The network of partnership built with international enterprises focuses on offering educational consultancy in over 30 countries worldwide including Nigeria, South Korea, Japan, Iran, Vietnam, and Ghana. Over 600 students from Nigeria joined the institution owing to the quality of education offered. The scholarship programs and world class facilities offered make University of Debrecen a top choice of international students in Hungary.