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Interdisciplinary Sciences (PhD)

About the programme

The PhD programme focuses on the role of health-threatening microorganisms and damage to health caused by environmental factors. Both epidemiologic and experimental studies are necessary to identify the physical and chemical effects that cause health problems. The courses of the Medical Microbiology and Preventive Medicine programmes are combined in this Graduate School and offer a wide variety of research opportunities. The major goal of our programme is to train young professionals who have active and comprehensive knowledge of the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, molecular organisation, physiology

and special attributes of microbes. The training provided by our programme endows students with the ability to conduct independent research.


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


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.


simsonSimson Ndadaleka Shaakumeni - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - PhD Studies

I heard about Stipendium Hungaricum from a fellow countryman. I would love to teach at a university one day, but a Doctorate degree is often required in order to do so. That is why I came to Szeged, where I am currently working on my doctoral thesis in educational science – my special field of interest is scientific literacy of students. Life is completely different in Namibia; it is mostly a rural country and agriculture is still hardly mechanised and many homesteads in villages in the countryside are built of wood. The weather is totally different from the one in Szeged, the cold and icy weather caught me by surprise after returning from Christmas holiday, I didn’t have proper shoes so my feet were constantly freezing.

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