36 months
8000 EUR/year
8000 EUR/year
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The aim of the Biological Sciences program of the Szent István University is to lead, organize and supervise scientific training (including education and research) and provide the basis for getting PhD degree and habilitation on different fields of basic and applied biological researches, from molecular to supra-individual level of organisms (micro-organisms, plants, animals and ecosystems). 


About the Program

The mission of the Biological Sciences program of the Szent István University is training the qualified, top tutors and researchers for the future. The BS desires to train professionals, who can meet the future economical and social requirements on the field of basic and applied biology. 

The prominent ways of our researches are the biotechnology, genetics and ecology together with the effects of global climate changes, and the various fields of applied biology in relation to the agricultural development, with the connections of environment protection and conservation.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Synbotany: vegetation dynamics, organisation of plant association, succession, degradation.
  • Production ecology of plant stands. Autoecophysiology, synphysiology.
  • Taxonomy, faunistics and zoogeography of invertebrates.
  • Animal population ecology, population dynamics.
  • Structure and function of enzymes, the regulation of proteolytic enzymes.
  • Agricultural and environmental microbiology.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research program: it is a specimen sheet which you have to fill out and your research program must be carried out accordingly (max. 4-5 pages)
  • All candidates must provide two letters of academic references
  • An official copy of the transcripts from all higher-education institutions previously attended by the candidate must be submitted, either attached to the application or by mail directly from the originating institution
  • Any foreign or Hungarian PhD student is expected to have proficient written and spoken language skills, preferably in English (B2 level of English is required)
  • International candidates may be requested a formal interview
  • Attach a brief Curriculum Vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 36 months.

Tuition fee: between 4,000 and 7,000 EUR/semester (The amount of fee depends on the costs of the program selected. 

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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