When you are coming to university in another country, there are lots of things you need to know,
from travel and accommodation arrangements to sorting out your documents.
We would like to help you and make your life easier,
so we’ve collected some useful information for you about these matters:
When you arrive to the Liszt Ferenc International Airport (Budapest Airport) you can travel to Debrecen by train or with TroubleShooter’s contracted shuttle bus partner.
You can use the railway to travel from the airport to Debrecen, to travel within Hungary or visit the neighboring countries.
At the main campus area basically there are two dormitories available for international students, these are: Auguszta Hostel and OEC West Hostel. It is a general suggestion for newcomers to stay one semester in one of the dormitories until they get know the surroundings and the city.
Before you start searching for a flat and browsing sites, please read this useful guidance. Some agencies are advertising themselves with free services for students. Basically here in Hungary, the agents are paid by the owners of flats; they pay a fee for advertising their apartments and finding a tenant to rent their apartment.
After arrival, all international students have to register at the Immigration and Asylum Office. This guide provides useful information and lists all the documents you will need.
Registered international students can apply for a student card. The student card entitles you to certain discounts (public transportation, museum entrance fees, cinema, etc).
Public transportation in Debrecen is provided by DKV (short for Debreceni Közlekedési Vállalat – Public Transport Company of Debrecen). 2 tram, 5 trolleybus and 51 bus routes and scheduled services are available.
International students need to complete their personal, paper-based registration in the beginning of their studies. The registration takes place at the Coordinating Center for International Education and the Registrar’s Office.
Now you know the basics what you need when coming to UD!
If you have some more questions, please feel free to contact us: