Chemistry, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • Hungarian, English
The curriculum offers postgraduate training and a PhD Degree in a wide range of fields in chemical sciences. The Chemistry programme is offered by the University of Pécs.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The curriculum offers postgraduate training and a PhD Degree in a wide range of fields in chemical sciences, (Bio)analytical Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, Chemistry of Coordination Compounds, Electrochemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Separation Science.

The Chemistry programme is offered by the University of Pécs.

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

Courses Included
  • Chemical sciences
  • (Bio)analytical Chemistry
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • Chemistry of Coordination Compounds
  • Electrochemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Separation Science
Programme structure

The two parts of obtaining a PhD degree: (a) research and educational program for 3 years under the guidance of a supervisor, the students take part and collect credits in courses prescribed by the supervisor (60 credits/year = 180 credits as a total); (b) the degree awarding process

Graduation Requirements

Graduation can be accomplished with two oral doctoral exams, presentation of original publications summarized in a written thesis, and the defense of the thesis (a PhD degree can be given to researchers with at least 3 internationally high level publications).

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Academic Requirements

  • Graduation requirements for entrance to the doctoral school: graduate degree (MSc) in chemistry, chemical engineering or pharmacy.
Application procedure
  • The students should pass an oral entrance exam, touching all chemistry areas, in English. The teaching period starts in September.
  • Applicants are required to fill in the application form that should be sent to the international coordinator

A firm knowledge of English or German is absolutely necessary to be able to take our courses in English or in German. Concerning the international programmes offered by the University of Pécs, the English language requirement is:


  • CAE (45 to 59) / FCE grade: B or C / PET Pass with distinction
  • IELTS: 6.5 to 7.0
  • TOEFL (IBT): 87 to 109
  • British General Qualifications: GCE A-level (known as A2)


  • CPE (45 to 59) /CAE grade B or C / FCE grade A
  • IELTS: 7.0 to 8.0 (8.0 is borderline between C1 and C2)
  • TOEFL (IBT): 110 - 120


  • CPE grade A, B or C / CAE grade A
  • IELTS: 8.0 to 9.0

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 3000 International
  • EUR 3000 EU/EEA
  • Application fee: 140 EUR


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