|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
BSc from an accredited university/higher education institution in Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, or related fields, a minimum of B2-intermediate level proficiency in English List of required documents: Completed and signed application form (scan of the printed version of the online application form) Curriculum Vitae in English Letter of interest in English The requested level of English proficiency is B2 (intermediate) or equivalent according to the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR), the certificate must be an international language exam (TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL iBT test score of 72, or PBT score 550, Cambridge First Certificate “”““B”“”“, IELTS score of at least 5.5). Copy of the BSc degree (for applicants for MSc programmes – notarized English translation) Official full transcripts of your higher education studies (notarized English translation) Copy of the passport (relevant page(s) where passport number, name, photo and date of expiry are visible) Recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month at the time of application). 2 recommendation letters from recognized academic persons
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, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
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.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The Biology MSc Program is a 4-semester-long (2 academic years) multidisciplinary Programme offered by the Biology Departments of the Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary. Our Programme is open to qualified students who hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) from an accredited University in biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, or related fields, and have a good command of the English language (intermediate proficiency level, B2 or equivalent, international language exam required). All courses are held in English. The Program provides our students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum to succeed in their post-academic and professional endeavors.
Social integration of our students is important to us. Special emphasis is therefore placed by our academic and support staff on an all-round advisory service concerning both academic and extracurricular activities. A coordination office helps the students during their entire stay in Szeged.
Dr. Zsolt Bereczki
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The first year of the 4-semester-long Program comprises lectures, seminars and practical classes in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. Both the basic and the applied/industrial science aspects of these disciplines will be extensively studied. The second year offers many more specialized lectures that are tailored to the students’ individual interests, but the emphasis will now be placed on the practical education: the students will have several laboratory courses in different aspects of molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, microbiology and plant biology. Each course ends with a written or oral exam. During the last semester, independent research projects will be carried out with the help of tutors from our academic staff. This project will lead to preparing an MSc Thesis that has to be publicly defended, and it is part of the MSc certificate/diploma.
Graduates of the Faculty usually choose their careers in research laboratories, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical industries, environmental agencies etc. Successful graduates can also continue their studies and research by applying for our international Biology PhD programme at the University of Szeged.