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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 / semester

Application fee: 35 EUR

Entrance Exam fee: 100 EUR

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

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Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

95930002_620793281842686_908476219798847488_oDianne - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am a PhD student and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder from the Philippines. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Environmental Science and I happen to be in my 3rd year of studies. I chose University of Szeged because its one of the top ranked research university in Hungary known for its good reputation in the fields of health and natural sciences. Coming from the Philippines with a warm climate, I had huge preference of Szeged for my studies, the city having the most rays of sunshine and considered to be the warmest place in Hungary. I would advise all the prospective students to join University of Szeged’s diverse and vibrant community! Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone, try to find and establish your niche in a new place like what I did. I didn’t regret coming to Szeged as it continuously provides me an enabling learning environment for various reasons, has affordable cost of living, very safe and calm university town, organized transport system, beautiful and clean surroundings with the very sightly Tisza River which adds to its appeal, and also holds many festivals throughout the year. After graduation, I am planning to go back to my home institution and continue my teaching duties at the University of the Philippines Los Baños

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