Ph.D. On Campus

Food Science

Szent István University

48 months
12000 EUR/year
12000 EUR/year
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Students in the Food Science program of the Szent István University will do research on the physical, chemical, microbiological, physiological, technological and environmental factors that influence the quality of food products and raw materials.


About the Program

The Food Science program of the Szent István University has the following sub-programmes:

Food chemistry and food biochemistry in nutrition chain

  • Byological roll and analytical chemistry of Bio-inorganic components
  • Quality controll in analytical chemistry
  • Protein-metal interaction, research on metallo-proteins
  • Saparational techniques, optical and mass spectrometry detections
  • Investigation of biological active food components in the food chain.
Food safety, quality assessment and quality maintenance of foods
  • Food Safety
  • Phisycal characterisation of food (optical, thermometric, dielectric, etc.)
  • Quick quality controll and quality assessment of food in the technological process
  • Food -microbiology
  • Effects of food conservation, mechanisms and new methods of conservation
  • Sinergetic effects of food preservation methods and prediction of it
  • Investigation of kinetics and mechanism of the change of the quality, mathematical modelling
  • The effect of conservation, packaging, storage on the biological- senzorical value of food
Food biotechnology
  • Development of strain of microorganism
  • Protein engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Research and development of biomarkers and finger printing of biomolecules
  • Bio analytics, biosensors and fuel cells
  • Development, design and control of fermentation systems
  • Development of biocatalysts, bioreactor engineering
  • Fermented and functional foods
  • Development of value-added biotechnology for processing of food wastes/co-products/by-products
  • Development of biotechnology based utilisation of biomass, alternative energy sources
  • Biological treatment of wastewater, environmental protection
  • Development of technologies for alcoholic fermentation and drinks
  • Development of novel, innovative technology (waste-free) for production of food

Programme Structure

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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research program: it is a specimen sheet which you have to fill out and your research program must be carried out accordingly (max. 4-5 pages)
  • All candidates must provide two letters of academic references
  • An official copy of the transcripts from all higher-education institutions previously attended by the candidate must be submitted, either attached to the application or by mail directly from the originating institution
  • Any foreign or Hungarian PhD student is expected to have proficient written and spoken language skills, preferably in English (B2 level of English is required)
  • International candidates may be requested a formal interview
  • Attach a brief Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • Application fee: 100 EUR

Living costs for Budapest

172338 - 268251 HUF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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