The city of Debrecen offers to its 35,000 student population excellent shopping, cultural and sports venues, a good international collection of bars, restaurants and clubs. The city center and the university area provides a relaxing, green, lush but truly urban environment. Debrecen is proud of its modern arts gallery (MODEM), opera house, lively classical, jazz and modern (pop, rock, indie, hip-hop) music scene, and many festivals (e.g. Flower Carnival on every August 20th). You will likely find a program that fits to your needs and liking.
Studying in Debrecen provides an excellent opportunity to discover Central and Eastern Europe. Budapest is only 2,5 hours away by train (hourly train service every day of the week). The UNESCO World Heritage site Hortobágy National Park is 30 km away from Debrecen. The so-called 'Hortobágy Puszta' is place like no other. The Northern Great Plain Region and Debrecen are especially famous for their luxurious still affordable spas and thermal baths inviting visitors to indulge and relax in a traditional way. The Romanian border is only 30 minutes away tempting visitors to explore the mysterious Transylvania. Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Serbia, Croatia are also in close proximity. Debrecen has a direct train connection to Kiev (Ukraine) and Moscow (Russia).
Life in Debrecen is very affordable. A wide range of on-campus and off-campus accommodations are available. The most modern on-campus dormitory is the Campus Hotel located on the campus of the Law School (Kassai street campus). University apartment complexes and dormatories offer modern, refurbished double and single rooms equipped with cable television and reliable, fast Wi-Fi connection in all rooms, a well equipped gym reserved for students. Next to the Law School Campus there is the city's swimming pool complex with an Olympic sized pool. All universities campuses are considered as the liveliest and most vibrant spots in town for young people. There is an active and diverse foreign student population at the university that respects all religions and cultures.Tolerance and cross-cultural understanding is part of the culture in Debrecen and Hungary.
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