Physics, PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • Hungarian, English
The Doctoral School of Physics covers the fields that are the subjects of research in the Institute of Physics. This Physics programme is offered by the University of Pécs.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


There is a strong collaboration between the doctoral school and three institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Institute for Solid State Physics, Institute for Technical Physics and Material Science, and the KFKI Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, as well as several international scientific collaborators and local industrial partners.

This Physics 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

Programme structure

The PhD School has four programmes:

  • Quantum Optics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Laser physics, Industrial Laser Applications
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

For the detailed description of research activity, topics and courses, visit our webpage or consult us.

Graduation Requirements

Students have to collect 180 credits by taking regular courses, teaching and research activity. They have to publish two papers in accepted international journals (with impact factor). They have to pass the Doctoral Examination, prepare the PhD Dissertation and defend it.

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Academic Requirements

  • The applicant must hold a Master's degree (MA, MSc) in a relevant field and has to take an oral interview.
Application procedure
  • Applicants are required to fill in the application form that should be sent to the international coordinator.
Students need to attach the following documents as well
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official copies of (Degree ) Certificate plus certified translation in English
  • Transcript of records in English
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • List of Publications (if any)

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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