BSc in Physiotherapy

Program name/academic level:   Physiotherapy, BSc

Qualification:   Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Institution: University of Debrecen

Faculty: Faculty of Public Health

Starting date:   September

Duration:  8 semesters

Credits:  240 credits

Language requirements:  English language proficiency (assessed at the compulsory entrance interview)

Academic requirements:  high school certificate; entrance interview

The aim of the program

The curriculum of the BSc in Physiotherapy Program aims to prepare students for the prevention, medication and rehabilitation of movement system disorders and other diseases using the therapeutic tools of physiotherapy.

During the first and second year, students study Biophysics, Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Immunology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Microbiology, First Aid, Body Awareness, General Principles in Health Care and Nursing, Basics of Physiotherapy, Computer Techniques, Medical Latin, Bioethics, Psychology, Communication, Philosophy and Elective subjects.

In the third and fourth year, they study Biomechanics, Basic Physiology, Cardiorespiratory and Exercise Physiology, Applied Training Methods, Neurophysiology, Kinesiology, Mobilization-Manual Techniques I, Electro-, Balneo-, Hydro- and Climatotherapy, Pathology, Clinical Propedeutics, Internal Medicine for Physiotherapists I, Gerontology, Sociology, Economics, Introduction to Management, Basics of Research Methodology, Health and Library Informatics, Kinesiology Practice (summer course) and Elective subjects.


Opportunities after the BSc degree at the Faculty of Public Health

The University of Debrecen offers a lot of internationally competitive master courses among them the Master in Public Health course in English and by the year of 2016 a new MSc course in Rehabilitation will be launched also for English-speaking students.


Physiotherapy is a prospering profession worldwide.
The degree will open up a range of career opportunities throughout the world. It therefore provides a base
from which to proceed to a career in a wide range of health-related occupations or research.

Career opportunities

» health services, providing therapy and rehabilitation in the broad scale of diseases
» institutions offering balneo- and hydrotherapy
» home care
» the private sector
» the field of prevention
» and other health-care related fields

How to apply

Online application:

Manual for online application: Online Application Manual

The following documents are to be attached to the application form:

  • a secondary school certificate or senior high school diploma
  • financial statement verifying that the applicant or his/her sponsor has adequate financial resources to cover the applicant's tuition fees and living expenses for the whole course of his/her studies in Debrecen, Hungary
  • recent medical certificate of general health status
  • short curriculum vitae
  • copies of relevant pages of passport
  • 4 recent photos
  • a cheque of 150 USD non-refundable registration fee

General Contact Information



Practical informations:


Further information


University of Debrecen Faculty of Public Health


Address:         4028 Debrecen, Kassai str 26. Hungary
Phone:             +36 52 512-768

Educational Office :   + 36 52 512 765/ extension 77420

Fax: + 36 52 512 769


Deadline for application: 31 May.

Tuition fee

Registration fee: 150 USD (non refundable)
BSc in Physiotherapy: 6,000 USD/year (including students' handbooks, use of library and IT facilities)

You can read more about the course here.

Bulletin 2015/16

Timetables 2015/2016/1. 1st year

Timetables 2015/2016/1. 2nd year

Timetables 2015/2016/1. 3rd year

Timetables 2015/2016/1. 4th year

Request forms

Request to the Educational Commitee

Request subject exemption

Change in the Method of Tuition Fee Payment

From February 26, 2015 on the following fees have to be paid via the Neptun system: Student Status Certificate, Transcript, and the charge of the repeater exam. Guidelines to the Neptun-payment of fees can be found here.