Ph.D. On Campus

Plant Science

Szent István University

48 months
8000 EUR/year
8000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Plant Science program of the Szent István University has been established by unifying three former PhD programs aimed at providing the students with up-to-date knowledge in disciplines such as soil management, crop production, grassland management, seed production, plant genetics, breeding and biotechnology, plant pathology and agricultural entomology, weed control and integrated pest control.


About the Program

Candidates of the  Plant Science program of the Szent István University are taught and supervised by internationally renowned professors and researchers mainly from Szent István University as well as from other research institutes that belong to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, respectively. Research facilities required for PhD studies are available from the above-mentioned institutions.

Programme Structure

The major PhD Program areas are:

  • Plant molecular genetics and gene technology
  • Plant cell genetics and tissue culturing
  • Molecular markers and molecular plant breeding
  • Classical genetics and traditional plant breeding
  • Arthropod assemblages and pests and predators of agroecosystems
  • Fungal diseases of crop plants, biology and variability of pathogens, and alternative control

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.

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 48 months.

Tuition fee: between 4,000 and 6,000 EUR/semester

Living costs for Gödöllő

110000 - 160000 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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