Short Description of the Program
Each PhD student has a supervisor who is fully responsible for directing and helping the student’s activities, including the selection of the subjects to be studied, the research work, the publication of the results and the preparation of the PhD thesis work. Two supervisors are permitted only in the case of interdisciplinary research or in the framework of an international cooperation – in these cases a prior permission is required, given by the Doctoral Council of the Doctoral School (DC) and approved by the Doctoral Council of the University (DCU). If the research activity is part of a cooperation agreement between the Doctoral School and a research institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and therefore the supervisor is not a university staff member then the DC assigns an internal consultant as well.
During the Doctoral School of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics the student must study various subjects. The courses are partly offered by the Doctoral School but MSc level courses offered by this university and PhD level courses offered by other universities can also be selected with the prior permission of the DC. Most of these „study” credits should be collected in the first phase (during the first four semesters) of the program. Further credits can be collected in the second phase (during the last four semesters) as well, mostly by participating at international „summer schools” or other intensive scientific activities.
The student must also participate in the teaching activity at the university in order to enhance his/her lecturing and communicating abilities. The subjects to be taught, the form of this activity (teaching assistant, grader etc) and the credits for these are determined by the head of the supervisor’s department.
An essential part of the program is the regular consultation betwen the student and the supervisor, to help the research and publication activities of the student. The level and effectiveness of these consultations are graded by the supervisor. A necessary condition of receiving credits for this activity is to present the student’s results at the PhD conference of the Doctoral School. Most of the „research” credits, however, should be obtained by publishing the student’s results in international scientific research journals and presenting them at international conferences, especially during the second phase of the program. Further credits can be granted for research performed at partner institutions in case of international research agreements.
The student is expected to obtain enough „publication” credits during the eight semesters of the program to meet the necessary minimal publicational requirements for the PhD degree.
- Algebra and Logics
- Differential Equations
- Discrete Mathematics and Computer Science
- Number Theory
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- MSc diploma in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Informatics or Economics
- Successful admission exam
- Research plan preliminary accepted by the faculty
- Confirmation letter of prospective supervisor
- Language skills proven by TOEFL (min 500 points), IELTS (min 5.0 points) or equivalent certificates
- Application sheet
- Copy of BSc and MSc diplomas
- Language certificates (some reliable English proficiency certificate is needed)
- List of publications
- Short research plan
- Letter of support of prospective supervisor
- Two recommendations from acknowledged mathematicians (one of them could be the perspective supervisor) The sample sheet for recommendations is available here.
- Letters of recommendations can be sent directly to Maria Vida by the professors.
- Short summary of MSc thesis with emphasis on own contribution
- Bank trasfer of 8000 HUF
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International9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 EUR per semester during 48 months.
EU/EEA9000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 EUR per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for Budapest
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