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PhDDoctoral School of Biology

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Overview

Program description:
PhD studies are possible in all biology disciplines actively exploited in the biology departments of the Faculty of Science of the University of Szeged and at the Biological Research Centre of HAS Szeged with special emphasis on molecular and experimental fields. The major fields are: anthropology, biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, neurobiology, plant biology, and plant physiology. A four-year scholarship in the PhD studies is sponsored by governmental and non-governmental organisations. Recently the Biology PhD School numbered more than sixty students. The Departments of the University of Szeged and the research groups of the Biological Research Centre maintain close cooperation both at home and abroad with laboratories in Europe and overseas as well.

Some research areas: Bio catalysis in organic solvents, Molecular basis of environmental biotechnology and development of renewable energy sources, Endocrinologic, cardiovascular and gastroenteorological studies, Molecular analyses of tumor markers, personal molecular tumour diagnostics, Systems biology of microbial metabolism, Molecular biology of Candida parapsilosis, Stress responses in cyanobacteria, Gene studies using DNA chips, Multidisciplinary investigation of the population history of the 9th – 11th century Carpathian Basin.

Entry requirements:
Applicants for the English-Language program • must be university graduates (MSc) or students registered for their final semester of university studies (MSc). • must have a good command of English: they must have at least intermediate level (B2) certified by an internationally accredited language examination: TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL iBT test score of at least 72, or PBT score at least 550, Cambridge First Certificate at least “B”, IELTS score of at least 5.5 • are required to state the training programme and the name of their prospective supervisor who has to be an active member of the Doctoral School: a Letter of Acceptance from the prospective supervisor is an obligatory part of the application package.

Entrance exam:
Yes

Type of entrance exam:
verbal

Entrance exam location:
online

Entrance exam description: The entrance exam (as the whole admission procedure is based on evaluating the candidate’s general knowledge, personal ability and academic competence with special attention to the selected topic. Types of the entrance exam: online entrance exam and written entrance exam. Written entrance exam for foreign applicants is preferred and organised in exceptional cases when the implementation of an online examination seems to be problematic.

Contact:
Dr. Csaba Vágvölgyi
professor
csaba@bio.u-szeged.hu

Preparatory year available:
No

Specialisation year available:
No

Minimum number of scholarship holders:
1

Maximum number of scholarship holders:
30

Link:
studyinhungary.hu/institution/university-of-szeged-37.html

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States