Placeholder image for Animal Husbandry Science

Animal Husbandry Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Budapest, Hungary
The Animal Husbandry Science program at Szent István University deals with the research and development of husbandry and production of farm and game animals. Since 1989 the animal husbandry sector has undergone many changes.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


Animal husbandry programme at the Szent István University plays significant role in the national economy, especially in the food products of animal origin, and the establishment of conditions for competitive export production.

The utilization, recognition of up-to-date molecular biological-biotechnological methods, and their use in the work of students, is one of the principal objectives of the School. 

Besides research topics dealing with the principles of animal husbandry, another important field of the current animal husbandry research is the production of livestock species and game biology and management.

The satisfaction of strict animal protection requirements, the reasonable utilization of renewable natural resources, and the development of conditions for sustainable development are all needed four our country as member state of the European Union. 

The EU and national R+D programs offer a wide base for the development of applicable R+D topics.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The main topics are:

  • Biology of reproduction and development
  • Animal biotechnology, molecular genetics in animal husbandry
  • Animal nutrition, feed toxicology
  • Animal physiology
  • Improvement and production of ruminant farm animals
  • Improvement and production of hog stocks
  • Poultry farming
  • Meat production
  • Wildlife biology and management
  • Fish biology and fish farming

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • MSc degree in the field of Biology, Animal Science or Biotechnology; min. B2 level of English
  • For the assessment, it is fundamental to have an MSc degree in related fields. The contents of the motivation letter and the accessibility of the proposed research topic will be considered. 
  • The uploaded documents (preliminary studies, language certificates, scientific activities, publications and research plan) will be analyzed and there will be a Skype interview with the selected ones.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?