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Doctoral School of Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Except for the purely theoretical topics the programs are practice oriented: 90% of time is laboratory/field research. The special, one-semester courses and seminar series are organized on current scientific problems to deepen students’ knowledge on the theoretical background of their research project and the methods that they are using. Emphasis is also put on developing skills in publication (writing papers), in preparing grant application and in project management. Thus Ph.D. graduates will be able to pursue their own research project independently and to organize and supervise their own research group.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

In the theoretical part of their program, Ph.D. students have their own curriculum assembled from the permanent and temporary courses and seminar series, which are organized and announced yearly. After these, students prepare written and/or oral reports about selected topics of a course or a seminar series thorough reviewing literature. They can get help in this by (regular) consultations with the lecturer. Credit of the course or seminar series is earned if the lecturer finds the report acceptable and rates it at least as passing. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The successful applicant must have a M.Sc. (in biology or chemistry), M.D., D.V. or D.D., and a good command of English. The Sub-Programs (see their list below) may restrict the range of degrees that they accept in order to ensure that the field in which applicant’s prior degree was issued, and the curriculum of applicant’s graduate studies meet the special expectations of the Sub-Program. On an interview by tutors in the chosen program, the applicant will be asked about her/his prior studies, M.Sc. (M.D., D.V. or D.D.) thesis work, motivation, theoretical knowledge, and practical-methodological experience, which might be relevant for her/his selected Ph.D. research project. 

Tuition Fee

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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