2020. September 23., Wednesday

geosci

Earth sciences (PhD)

About the programme

Geography education and research have a long and internationally acknowledged tradition at the University of Szeged. The Doctoral School offers a broad range of research topics and courses. The Doctoral School ensures the appropriate infrastructural background for the work of the students: well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art laboratory and field equipment and IT facilities. The Institute of Geography and Geology is committed to high standards of research, and the research fields are continuously evolving in response to new challenges in the subject.


Educational Programmes and sample research areas of the Doctoral School: Human Geography, Geomorphology, Geology, Geoinformatics and Geooecology.


Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

The Doctoral Programme is open to MSc graduates, who are interested in the research programmes published on our website.


Application requirements: submitted online application form, MSc degree in related fields, a demonstrated proficiency in English (TELC/ECL B2, TOEFL IBT – 72, RPDT – 72, Cambridge FC B, IELTS – 5.5), CV, 2 recommendation letters from recognised academic persons, and a recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month); individual interview online, where the applicant's motivation and research proposal will be examined.


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

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 contact Dr. Lajos Boros via e-mail or call +36-62-544-155.

*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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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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Tamerlan Mendybayev – Faculty of Agriculture

My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.

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