Biology, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • Hungarian, English
University of Pécs ,
The Doctoral School of Biology of the Faculty of Sciences from University of Pécs was accredited in 2001. There are two alternatives to get involved in the activities: participating in regular courses as full-time student or participating in part-time training. This Biology PhD programme is offered by the University of Pécs.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Biology PhD programme, offered by the Faculty of Sciences from University of Pécs, is focused on scientific research and creative practical and theoretical work. The students will familiarize their knowledge with modern instrumentation. Studies are pursued according to an individual study plan under the guidance of a supervisor and completed by the defence of the PhD dissertation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in Hungarian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

There are several research topics from the fields of genetics, microbiology, plant biology, ecology and regulatory biology.

For more information, please visit programme website.

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Minimum requirements

  • MSc degree in relevant field
  • Intermediate English Language proficiency certificate

Minimum level of language proficiency 

  • English Level B2

Description of selection and entrance examination process

Admission Requirements:
  • One passport size photo
  • Copy of passport with personal data
  • Copy of University / College degree 
  • Transcript of previous studies
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of publications, if available
  • Research plan (1-3 pages)
  • Copy of language exam certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
  • Motivational letter
  • Voucher of payment for the application fee

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 3000 International
  • EUR 3000 EU/EEA
  • Application fee: EUR 140
  • Tuition fee: EUR 3,000/semester


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