PhDDoctoral School of Wood Sciences and Technologies
|Study location||Hungary, Sopron|
Materials Science 06.7 (ISCED 5821)
|Type||Doctoral, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||8 semesters (240 ECTS)|
|Awards||PhD (PhD in material sciences and technologies)|
|Course code||Regional sciences|
Master diploma (or higher)
The proposed research program must fit to the competences of doctoral school.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
B2 language certificate is required
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Research plan is required.
Speciality of this PhD programme is the strong relationship with natural resources. Due to the variety of coordinated study programmes (engineering, wood science, informatics, applied arts, industrial design, management), this doctoral school is characterized by multi- and interdisciplinarity. As a result, a wide range of research topics are available for enrolled students including wood science and technology, wood constructions, pulp and fibre technology, nanotechnology, wooden architecture, light industry, wood processing related IT, natural resources based product development, marketing, management. During the 4-year programme, students complete courses and conduct researches obtaining a minimum of 240 credits. PhD students receive extensive theoretical, methodological and scientific knowledge enabling their research to have real impact. The experimental activities are strongly supported by a modern and well equipped research infrastructure. At the end of the 4th semester, PhD candidates will take a complex exam presenting the acquired knowledge and proving the progress in their research. PhD thesis must be submitted within five years from the beginning of the study.
The MSc degree and the proposed research plan must fit to the competences of the doctoral school.
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After checking the successfully submitted graduation (master degree or equivalent) and language certificates, the research plan will be evaluated and its matching with the competences of the doctoral school examined. Professional suitability and linguistic appropriateness of the candidates will be assessed in electronic oral interviews (via phone or skype).
Ms. Vera Tolvaj
Faculty Doctoral and International Officer
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The PhD School has the following study programmes:
P1 Wood Sciences, Head: Prof Dr. Róbert Németh
P2 Wood Processing Technologies and Creative Design, Heads: Prof Dr. Zsolt Kovács and László Bejó
P3 Wooden Constructions, Head: Prof Dr. Ferenc Divós
P4 Fibre- and Nanotechnologies, Head: Prof Dr. András Winkler and Prof Dr. Levente Csóka
P5 Informatics in Wood Industry, Head: Dr. László Bacsárdi
P6 Management in Wood Industry, Head: Dr. Judit K. Pakainé
The fulfilment of academic and research obligations for doctoral students is measured in credits. A doctoral student must earn at least 240 credits during their studies and training.
The most important components of the doctoral program are the research activity topics the doctoral school announces. Research activities are evaluated in two ways, both with corresponding credit values. The first is the fulfilment of individual scientific research; the second is through publication.
Doctoral students can also earn credit points by undertaking teaching duties.
With the consent of their doctoral supervisor, doctoral students can publish their research results if they have continuously fulfilled their duties according to the study and research plan. Within the framework of a doctoral conference, doctoral students report on the research they have completed at the end of Years 1 and 3. The report is public. Students take complex exams at the end of Year 2. The requirements of the complex exam include Operational Regulations.
To be eligible to take the complex exam, doctoral students must first obtain 90 credits in the “training and research stages” of the doctoral program (the first 4 semesters) AS WELL AS complete the required courses and earn all the credits as stated in their study and research plan.