Doctoral School of Biology, Ph.D. | Eötvös Loránd University | Budapest, Hungary
Ph.D. On Campus

Doctoral School of Biology

48 months
5000 EUR/year
3820 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctoral School of Biology programme offered at Eötvös Loránd University main topics include theoretical and evolutionary biology, ethology, ecology, and conservation biology, molecular neurobiology, physiology, human biology, immunology, experimental plant science, cell biology, microbiology, molecular genetics and cell biology, structural biochemistry, taxonomy. 


The Doctoral School of Biology programme offered at Eötvös Loránd University selection of courses covers both theoretical background and lab or field skills and experience. The training emphasizes practical skills: the majority of credits are earned with supervised research work under personal tutoring by leading researchers. Students are involved in collaborative research taking advantage of the collaboration networks within the institute and with international partner institutions. The aim of the training is to fully prepare students for a successful career in the life sciences: either in basic research or in the industry.


  • Biologist,

  • Biochemist,

  • Geneticist,

  • Neurobiologist,

  • Ecologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecology, Conservation Biology and Systematics 
  • Ethology-Behavioral Biology
  • Immunology
  • Experimental Plant Biology 
  • Genetics 
  • Molecular Cell and Neurobiology 
  • Neuroscience and Human Biology
  • Structural Biochemistry 
  • Zootaxonomy, Animal Ecology and Hydrobiology 
  • Theoretical and Evolutionary Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Biology or a related field is a requirement.
  • Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C1
  • Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): C1
  • Online application form
  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Master-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Research plan
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport
  • Passport photo
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate of clean criminal records
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Reference work
  • Language certificate
  • Entrance exam fee

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 EUR per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    3820 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1910 EUR per semester during 48 months.

2,500 - 4.500 EUR (depending on the research topic)

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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