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Doctoral School of Earth Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Strength of program

  •     High scientific quality of the training, personalized research projects.
  •     Highly qualified professors, academicians, supervisors, experts from the practice.
  •     Possibilities for multi- and interdisciplinary research.
  •     Mainstream research theme.
  •     Cooperative, cohesive research groups.
  •     Wide range career opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Main research fields by the thematic programs of the ELTE Doctoral School of Earth Sciences:

  •     Geography (Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Environmental and Landscape Geography, Geography of Hungary and Central&Eastern Europe, Carpathian Basin, Human Geography, History of Geography, Ethnical Geography, Regional Science, Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Geoinformatics in Geography and Spatial Research)
  •     Meteorology (Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Climatology, Climate Modelling, Agroclimatology, Statistical Climatology)
  •     Geology and Geophysics (Physical and Applied Geology, Hidrogeology, Urban Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Lithology, Paleontology, Volcanology, Sedimentology, Geophysics, Space Science, Geoinformatics in Earth Sciences)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The application package is reviewed by the admission committee. Then the applicant is expected to take an oral entrance examination. If a personal meeting is impossible, the interview is held through Skype.   The interview focuses on the applicant's knowledge compared to what might be supposed from the submitted documents on former qualification and the goals and methods of the planned research project.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3820 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1910 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 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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