Dental Studies Course

The five-year (10 semesters) program at Debrecen has been carefully structured and designed to ensure a high standard of knowledge, skills and responsibility of dental surgeons.

During the 1st year a thorough understanding of the basic medical sciences such as Biophysics, Biochemistry and Genetics is gained and in the second year the program broadens to encompass Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Behavioural Sciences in topics, which are relevant to the practice of Dentistry. Even in the first and second years, special dental subjects (Odontology, Preventive Dentistry, Dental Materials and Technics) are taught.


1st and 2nd year
Subjects Credit Hours
Biophysics 105
Medical Chemistry 151
Medical Psychology 20
Odontology 30
Hungarian Language 120
First Aid and Reanimation 21
Oral Anatomy 85
Genetics 90
Molecular Biology 71
Cell Biology 75
Preventive Dentistry 30
Anatomy, Histology, Embryology 140
Biochemistry 176
Physiology 189
Dental Materials 30
Neurobiology 128
Introduction to the fixed Prosthodontics 30

In the third year, disciplines exploring the theoretical foundations of diseases, such as Pathology, Pathophysiology and Microbiology are taught with aspects related to Oral Sciences. In the same year Propedeutics of Clinical Dentistry introduces various dental procedures and techniques involved in the clinical treatment of patients by laboratory demonstrations and in the phantom headroom.

3rd year
Subjects Credit Hours
Pathology 172
Clinical Physiology 38
Immunology 48
Clinical Biochemistry 33
Microbiology 60
Surgery 45
Propedeutics and Technology of Fixed Prosthodontics 75
Oral Biology 30
Cardiology Propedeutics 45
Medical Hungarian Language 60
Basic Surgical Techniques 18
Medical Psychology 45
Bioethics 15
Propedeutics and Technology of Total and Partial Removable Dentures 75
Endodontics Propedeutics 60
Oral Radiology 41
Oral Surgery Propedeutics 45

In the 4th year, students begin to treat patients in the Clinical Practice Unit and other special clinical departments. They are introduced to all clinical dental fields (Restorative Dentistry, Prosthetic Dentistry, Periodontology, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Paedodontics and Orthodontics). During the 4th and 5th years students take responsibility for treating their own patients in small-group practice classes under the close supervision of staff members.

Parallel to the dental courses, other clinical medical sciences are also included within the curriculum.

4th and 5th Year
Subjects Credit Hours
Pharmacology 90
Internal Medicine 90
Preventive Medicine 60
Dermatology 15
Otolaryngology 15
Pediatric Dentistry 135
Periodontology 93
Prosthetic Dentistry 120
Oral Surgery 198
Restaurative Dentistry Cariology 45
Traumatology 10
Oxyology 44
Restaurative Dentistry Endodontics 45
Orthodontics 60
Pediatrics 30
Neurology 20
Psychiatry 10
Forensic Medicine 30
Ophthalmology 15
Gynecology 15
Praxis Management 12
Endodontics 90
Cariology 84
Oral Medicine 30
Prosthetics Dentistry 174

By the end of the 5th year dental students are required to submit and defend a thesis and take a final examination.

Students having passed all examinations and having successfully defended their theses are granted a D.M.D. degree.


The tuition fee for the 1st year of the Dentistry Program is 17500 USD if the total yearly tuition fee is paid in one instalment before registration to the first semester..

The tuition fee can be paid in two instalments: 10,000 USD is due before registration in September and 8,500 USD has to be paid before registration to the second semester in February (totally 17 500 USD). Material cost: in addition to the tuition fee 2 200 USD yearly (or 1200 USD/semester) material cost must be paid from the 3rd year on that is due before registration to the semester.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

International students can apply for a place in the Erasmus mobility program. From the second spent year in the University (BMC year excluded), excellent students may apply for a scholarship that may reach 20% of the tuition fee.

The Registrar’s Office will automatically forward the results of the students who achieved a stipend index of 4.50 or higher in the previous semester to the Committee. There is no need for the students to submit any application for the tuition fee reduction. It is the student’s responsibility to check the grade average of his/her closed semester before the registration period.

Canadian Scholarships and Financial Aid:

Scholarships Canada
Canadian Bureau for International Education
International Scholarship Programs by Canadian Government

Scholarships and loans offered by certain provinces:

Ontario Scholarships
Ontario Student Assistant Program

Scholarships and bursaries

British Columbia
British Columbia scholarships
Provincial government student aid

Manitoba scholarships
Provincial government student aid

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Scholarships
Provincial student assistance

Quebec Scholarships
Provincial government loans and bursaries

Saskatchewan Scholarships
Saskatchewan student loans

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