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Interdisciplinary Sciences (PhD)

About the programme

The School offers a PhD programme to graduate students and focuses its research and training on the role of health threatening microorganisms and dangerous environmental effects. Both epidemiologic and experimental studies are necessary to identify physical and chemical effects that cause health problems. The courses of the Medical Microbiology and Preventive Medicine programs are combined in this Graduate School and offer a wide variety of research. The third subprogram, Medical Genetics and Genomics includes hypothesis-testing in genetics and hypothesis-generating genomics in the field of biomedical research. The genetic investigations aim to identify rare mutations and common polymorphisms; their results contribute to the development of preventive and therapeutic modalities for the affected patients. Identification of genetic variants responsible for monogenic human diseases (with special focus on genodermatoses, congenital heart defects and neurodegenerative diseases). Genotype-phenotype interactions in human monogenic diseases. Identification of phenotype modifying genetic variants in monogenic diseases. Functional analyses of newly identified genetic variants responsible for monogenic diseases.


Research programmes: Role of Cytokine in Infectious and Non-Microbial Diseases; Molecular Mechanisms in the Development and Prevention of Chronic Infectious Diseases; Pathogenicity of Microorganisms; Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Prophylaxis; Genomics of Pathogenic Organisms; Preventive Medicine; Impact of Social, Economic and Life Style Factors on the Health Status of the Population; Experimental Investigation of Nervous System Damages Caused by Xenobiotics Emitted to the Environment by Human Activity; Biostatistics. For research topics please consult the programme website.


Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Application requirements:

Preveious Academic records* in fields of pharmacy, medicine or related fields. Certificates of language proficiency in English: at least intermediate level certified by internationally accredited language examination (TEL C B2, ECL B2, TOE FL iBT test score of at least 72, or PBT score at least 550; Cambridge First Certificate at least “B”; IELT S score of at least 5.5) and on individual interview online. Specific expectations: students having previous scientific work in the above fields. Applicants should contact a relevant supervisor of the proposal and agree on the given research theme before submitting the application.


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


Online application

Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 5000 EUR per semester

Application fee: 35 EUR


For further information visit our website or contact Ms. Ildikó Márta Német via e-mail or call +36-62-545-008.


*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 degree.

SZTE Experience

93292160_608489396406408_4799535565693255680_oOlney Rodrigues - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Olney Rodrigues de Oliveira and I am from Brazil. I am currently pursuing my PhD studies in the Doctoral School of Education at SZTE. I chose the University of Szeged because it’s one of the best universities in Europe, especially in the field of education. I personally love Szeged because it is safe and I love the architecture, the cultural events, the local Market Mars Tér and so many other beautiful destinations. For my studies I wanted to have an excellent university in a good quality life city and Szeged offers me that. It’s neither too big nor too small, I can ride my bike to go to my classes and practically everything is within a walking distance. I would advise the prospective students to enjoy the city during their stay, the cultural and historical events, know other international students and make a lot of friends, visit other cities in Hungary and make good memories. I am pretty sure that you will be proud of this priceless experience. Before coming to Hungary I worked several years as a teacher. I love the academic environment, the libraries, relationship with students and the feeling to be involved in the acquisition of new knowledge. That is why I plan to be part of a University as a professor as well as to keep researching in different aspects of the process of education. I am so thankful to be here and I believe that the Universe brought me to Szeged because the city and the University are the experience that I need in my life now.

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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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