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Mathematics, Ph.D.

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  • 48 months
University rank #501 (QS) ,
The duration of this PhD educational programme is 2+2-years. This programme is offered by the Faculty of Science and Informatics from University of Szeged.


 The Bolyai Institute offers 5 general courses (Algebra, Theory of Measure and Integral, Topology, Discrete Mathematics, Probability Theory), 27 basic courses and several dozens of specialised courses. Most lectures are given by members of the Bolyai Institute or, occasionally, by invited experts.

Sample research areas: 

  • Semigroup theory, 
  • Approximation theory and orthogonal polynomials,
  •  Numerical solutions, computer simulation of dynamical systems,
  •  Theoretical computer science, 
  • Asymptotic distributions in probability theory: domains of attraction and partial attraction.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      8 semesters
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Educational programs: 

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Dynamical systems
  • Stochastics
  • Geometry, combinatorics and theoretical computer science (not to be confused with informatics, which belongs to another doctoral school called Doctoral School of Informatics); 
  • Didactics of mathematics. 
For more information, please visit the programme website.


We expect applicants to be interested in the research programmes published on our website.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Fully completed MSc degree in mathematics; 
  • Proof of English proficiency (TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL- iBT:72, or -PBT - 550; Cambridge First Certificate at least “B”; IELTS - 5.5); 
  • Scanned transcripts of previous studies,
  •  Letters of recommendation from two mathematics professors.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 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.
  • Application fee: 35 EUR
  • Entrance Exam fee: 300 USD
  • Scholarship: financial assistance is available to cover the tuition fee 

Living costs for Szeged

  • 127000 - 185800 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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