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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


Imane_CherbiImane Cherbi - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Cherbi Imane and I am 23 years old from Algeria. I am spending my last semester at the University of Szeged Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Being an MA student of Applied Linguistics, University of Szeged offered me a chance to gain sufficient knowledge about my field of study. I choose the University of Szeged simply because it is a highly ranked academic institution both nationally and internationally; also because of the variety of programs that they have for international students. I love everything in Szeged: every corner of every street, I will always keep them in my heart. I take photos of the city when walking around and I am planning to launch a blog to promote this beautiful corner of Hungary among international students. People of Szeged are caring, always smiling and we are living peacefully together. I have never felt isolated or neglected. As a coffee lover, i always enjoy having my favorite type of coffee in different coffees in Szeged. Lookin for calmness and nature vibes, I would certainly walk by the Tisza river whenever I want.

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Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."

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