About the programme
The Doctoral School of Physics is based on the research fields of astrophysics, biophysics, laser physics, optics, radiology and nuclear medicine, solid state physics and laser-matter interaction, theoretical and mathematical physics. The School offers graduate courses in a broad range of physics, including atomic and molecular physics, optics and laser physics, material science, mathematical physics, astrophysics, biophysics, clinical radiology and nuclear medicine. Well-equipped laboratories are available for experimental research projects. Facilities include several high intensity and ultrashort-pulse lasers; atomic force, optical and electron microscopes; spectrographs; vacuum chambers; clinical CT, MR and SPECT equipment; a computer network, and an astronomical observatory. The research projects are funded by national (OT KA, NFÜ) and international (mainly EU ) agencies.
Educational programmes of the Doctoral Schools: astrophysics, biophysics, laser physics, optics, radiology and nuclear medicine, solid state physics and laser-matter interaction, theoretical and mathematical physics.
Sample research areas: UV photoablation of polymers and biological materials; Computational modelling of biomolecules; Laser-plasma interactions; Harmonic generation; Spectroscopy of biomembranes and membrane proteins; Nuclear medicine; Extrasolar planets, optical photometry and time series analysis of astronomical objects; Black holes; Cosmology; Gravitational waves. For more research topics please consult the programme website.
Level of the programme: PhD
Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters
Registered in: EU
Who should apply?
We expect applicants to be interested in the research programmes published on our website.
Application requirements: fully completed and signed application form, MSc degree in Physics* from an accredited university or higher education institution, demonstrated proficiency in English (TELC/ECL B2, TOEFL IBT – 72, RPDT – 72, Cambridge FC B, IELTS – 5.5, LanguageCert B2 level), copy of passport, 2 recommendation letters from recognised academic persons, recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status, CV, motivation letter, individual interview (online), and payment of the non-refundable application fee.
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.
If the medium of instruction was English during the Msc studies, the MSc diploma can be accepted as language exam certificate for the entry requirement. For this purpose a document issued by the university has to be uploaded until the application deadline certifying that the medium of instruction was English during the master studies. If this document is missing or uploaded after deadline, the master degree cannot substitute the language exam certificate and the application will be rejected. In order to submit the dissertation at the end of the doctoral programme, the diplomas obtained outside the European Union must be acknowledged by the Hungarian Equivalence and Information Center (HEIC). The process to obtain this document is the student's responsibilty.
Start of the programme: February & September of each year
Tuition: 5000 EUR per semester
Application fee: 35 EUR
Entrance Exam fee: 100 EUR
Scholarship: Scholarship is 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 assistant professor dr. Zoltan Keresztes via e-mail or call +36 62 544 813.
*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.