I had initially wanted to stay out of this imbroglio, as people have their own different experiences. And Blaine might be right in everything s/he claims. My purpose here is not to refute that. However, I can authoritatively say that baring a few as.s.holes, Hungarians are generally tolerant to foreigners. And honestly, I'd rather study in Hungary than in Germany. I'm black (my username says it all) and thus I might be hated more than the OP.
Let's face it, the only place one can feel safe is in one's country. Because every other person looks like you and speaks your language. Yes, there can be as.s.holes here in Hungary who hate your guts (mostly out of envy, I'd say!) but the way Blaine puts it is outrageous. Kinda blew it out of proportion a bit.
I'm curious as to where s/he lives in Hungary though.
For those interested in studying in Hungary, the best advice is to visit the school and town to see things for yourself. This is highly recommended especially for those living in Europe as the financial burden is less for them.
Many students come to study here. Mostly from Israel (in fact the high number of Jews here makes me still wonder why Blaine claims the Hungarians are anti-Semetic), Norway, Germany, Sweden, Nigeria and Iran.
The few isolated cases of attacks on foreign students I've heard in Debrecen occured late at night. Mostly drunk students walking alone late at night are victims. If you're walking back home late at night drunk from a pub, then be in the company of at least one of your friends or just call a taxi. You're 110% safe that way.
Like I said, for the most part your safety here depends on your lifestyle, where you live...and yes, a little bit of bad luck.
UD-MHSC, Debrecen, Magyarország.
Pls peruse the forum before sending me PMs. All answers to your questions are there!