Practical Info and Contacts

Sporting possibilities

The University of Debrecen puts a great emphasis on students’ well-being and provides on-campus sports opportunities.

The university's tennis courts, running tracks, football fields and gyms are open to all students and staff members who wish to spend their free time actively. Students are also welcome to compete in the university’s Athletic Club (DEAC). Students may also join day-trips to various parts of the country, skiing holidays in winter and rowing tours in the summer.


1. Physical education

We offer 200 courses per semester, 44 different class types, on 4 campuses to both local and international students, supervised by physical education and sports professionals.


2. Facilities


UniFit Fitness & Gym Centre opened in 2017 with a total floor space of 2,600 m2  with 200 training stations. 

More info can be found here!


At the table tennis centre, opened in 2018, professional and amateur athletes, university students and recreational athletes may play on 15 tables in an area of 700 m2.


Athletic Club

More than 1 500 people from different age groups compete as members of the Debrecen Athletic Club (DEAC) wearing the traditional black and white colors of the organization. DEAC was founded in the summer of 1919, and by now, it has become a model to be followed in Hungarian higher education with its unique mentor program, its modern infrastructure set in a beautiful environment and various new initiatives. The club boasts a stable budget that exceeds HUF 1 billion a year. At the end of January 2018 DEAC started its hockey division, making it the largest university club in Hungary with 16 divisions altogether. Besides the traditional ballgames, young people may also try beach soccer, bridge, cheerleading or sailing; moreover, the first e-sport division in Hungarian higher education - called DEAC-Hackers - is also located here with 158 members!


Sports Development Program

The sports development program was introduced a decade ago at the University of Debrecen and has served as a model for physical education and sports in Hungarian higher education. The university offers support for athletes with both sports and academic talent and so draws attention to the importance both of regular exercise and presenting traditional and new types of sports, as well as taking into consideration the specific cultural needs of the university generation.

More info can be found here!