Frequently Asked Questions

The Student Mentor Programme
The student union of the university provides for mentor students who give assistance to Erasmus+ students in getting acquainted with Debrecen and the university and also in arranging matters of various kind including all administrative affairs.

Health Insurance
You will need a  European Union Health Insurance Card valid for the whole duration of your stay in Hungary, which will entitle you to free-of-charge emergency medical care. Please note: European Union Health Insurance Card does not cover any private healthcare or costs such as a return flight to your home country.
If any health problems arise during your stay, you can visit the university doctor’s surgery near the dormitory. Ask someone to go with you to avoid language problems (or, if it is not urgent, you can ask somebody to make an appointment with the doctor). After a medical check-up the doctor will decide if you need a specialised examination or hospital treatment. If so, you will be given a warrant for further examination or hospitalisation.

How to Get to Debrecen
Since Debrecen has an international airport, the city is accessible by airplane from several European cities. From the west a motorway leads to the city. By train it is easy to get here via Budapest as there are InterCity trains from and to the capital every hour. Check train schedules here: For an InterCity train you need to buy a ticket and a seat-reservation to Debrecen. The seat-reservation costs about an additional 600 HUF.
When you arrive at Liszt Ferenc Airport Budapest take bus 200E from the Airport to Kőbánya-Kispest railway station. This journey takes about 25 minutes. You can buy the bus ticket from the machine at the bus stop or from the driver, but you will need Hungarian change for that. The distance between Budapest and Debrecen is 221 km, travel time is about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
When you arrive in Debrecen, from the railway station trams run to the city centre. From Debrecen Airport the city centre can be reached within 15-20 minutes by bus or by taxi. 

Immigration Procedure
If you are the citizen of an EU country and your Erasmus studies exceed 90 days, please visit the homepage of the Immigration and Asylum Office of Hungary:
If you are student of an Erasmus partner university of DRTU and you are the citizen of a non-EU country, please visit the homepage of the Immigration and Asylum Office of Hungary:

Student Card
Foreign students are entitled to a temporary student card issued by the Students Service Office. This is a printed document which replaces the card, but gives the exchange student the same benefits as Hungarian students. This document allows students to use all means of transport at discounted price. You can buy a combined month pass for student (3,800 HUF/month) which is valid for all tram, bus and trolley-bus lines. 

Cost of Living
Erasmus+ students are not expected to pay any fees related to their studies (tuition fee, examination fee, library fee). The university dormitory provides single, double or triple rooms at more favourable prices than rented apartments (approx. 90 EUR per month).
Hungary is a moderately expensive country; the cost of living for a student in Debrecen (incl. accommodation, local transport and meals) is approximately 130,000 HUF (approx. 400 EUR) per month

Closest to their dormitory accommodation students are advised to go shopping to the nearby hypermarket INTERSPAR, where besides Hungarian currency (HUF) debit cards and euro are also accepted.

The Neptun System
The NEPTUN is the national Unified Study and Financial Registration System of all students enrolled to a university. This is a huge electronic database, which contains the personal data and full academic study records of all students (registration, courses, exams, grades and credits), and it is also used for managing financial transactions for items which students are expected to pay to the university or to the dormitory. At the beginning of your studies at our university, you will be given a NEPTUN code.