Physics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • Hungarian, English
University rank #601 ,
The Doctoral School of Physics of the Faculty of Sciences from University of Pcs covers the fields that are the subjects of research in the Institute of Physics.


There is a strong collaboration between the doctoral school and three institutes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Institute for Solid State Physics, Institute for Technical Physics and Material Science, and the KFKI Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, as well as several international scientific collaborators and local industrial partners.

Students of the Physics PhD programme, offered by the Faculty of Sciences from University of Pécs, will be able to synthesize theoretical and empirical studies, conduct their own research, and present them both orally and in written form.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in Hungarian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Laser physics
  • THz and X-ray laser research
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Generation of ultrashort laser pulses
  • Laser based acceleration of particles
  • Quantum informatics
  • Theoretical atomic and molecular physics
For more information, please visit programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • MSc degree in relevant field
  • Intermediate English Language proficiency certificate

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral)

  • English Level B2

Description of selection and entrance examination process

Admission Requirements:
    • One passport size photo
    • Copy of passport with personal data
    • Copy of University / College degree (in English or with official translation; the original hard copy must be shown after arrival)
    • Transcript of previous studies
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • List of publications, if available
    • Research plan (1-3 pages)
    • Copy of language exam certificate
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
    • Motivational letter
    • Voucher of payment for the application fee

                        Tuition Fee Per Semester

                        • EUR 3000 International
                        • EUR 3000 EU/EEA
                        • Application fee: 140 EUR


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