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Biology (PhD)

About the programme

PhD studies are possible in all biology disciplines currently pursued in the biology departments of the Faculty of Science of the University of Szeged and at the Biological Research Centre of HAS Szeged, with special emphasis on molecular and experimental fields. The major fields are anthropology, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and plant biology. A four-year scholarship for the PhD studies is sponsored by governmental and non-governmental organisations. The Departments of the University of Szeged and the research groups of the Biological Research Centre maintain close cooperation with laboratories both in Europe and overseas.


Some research areas: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Physiology and Neurobiology; Genetics; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Human Biology; Ecology and Evolution; For more research topics please consult the programme website.


Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

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


Application requirements: submitted online application form, MSc degree in a related field, demonstrated proficiency in English (TELC/ECL B2, TOEFL IBT – 72, RPDT – 72, Cambridge FC B, IELTS – 5.5), CV in English, individual interview in person or online during which the applicant's motivation and research proposal will be examined, and a recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month).


Please choose a topic proposal and contact the doctoral school and the supervisor before submitting your application.


Exemption from English language exam certificate: During the application to the programmes of the Faculty of Science and Informatics those applicants are not required to provide the English language exam certificates who are natives of one of the following countries and can officially demonstrate that their academic studies have been conducted in English. For the list of countries click here.


Online application

Start of the programme: February & September of each year

Tuition fee: 5000 EUR per semester

Other fees: 150 USD application fee and 100 EUR entrance exam fee

Scholarship: Scholarships are available to cover the tuition fee (e.g., Stipendium Hungaricum, for details see the website of Tempus Public Foundation).


For further information visit our website or contact Prof. Csaba Vagvolgyi via e-mail or call +36 62 544 822.


*Academic Records: an official English version OR translation of your full Master’s transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and an official English version OR translation of your Master’s degree.

SZTE Experience


AndiAndi Rahmat Saleh - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Ph.D. Studies

I’m a Ph.D. student from Indonesia and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship student. I first heard about the University of Szeged from the Tempus Foundation university list with excellent program descriptions, and it caught my eyes. My student life has been a pleasant one because of the beautiful environment, and TIK library facility. The teachers and staffs are accommodating, and my mentors and classmates also contributed to exploring the city with pleasant memories. The city is very affordable, and I live in a shared flat very close to the city center. In my free time, I engage in sporting activities or watch movies. My favorite spot is the Dugonics square, but my best attraction is the Tisza River. The University of Szeged is a beautiful experience for me, and I will recommend it to my friends. I am happy to be part of the University of Szeged.


GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.

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