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PHDGeorge A. Olah Doctoral School of Chemistry and Chemical Technology [Natural Science] (Chemistry)

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Program description:
The most important part of the PhD curriculum is the research work carried out by the guidance of the supervisor. The supervisor is a key person during the PhD process, and a thorough cooperation between the PhD candidate and the supervisor is of utmost importance. Additionally to the research work itself, which is the core of the PhD studies, some PhD courses from the basic disciplines of chemistry, or chemical- and bioengineering, as well as from highly specialized topics should be completed. The „directed teaching” is an integral part of the curriculum as well, aimed at broadening the knowledge of the PhD student by teaching undergraduates. This teaching activity is maximized in four hours per week during a semester.

Entry requirements:
- eligible diploma of MSc (chemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering); quality of transcript and diploma (min 75%; good qualification of degree); – research plan agreed by the Council of the George Olah PhD School in advance; – language skills proven (min iBt 90, PBT 550 or IELTS 5.0); – successful admissiontest and interview (for further information refer to www.bme.hu)

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Type of entrance exam:
written and oral

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Entrance exam description:
Admission procedure in general and general requirements: refer to admission regulations at www.bme.hu Minimum criteria: diploma of MSc, research plan agreed by the host institute (please contact the faculty) Steps: – preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of MSc diploma, quality of MSc and BSc transcripts, additional evaluated aspects: quality of motivation letter, recommendation letter, extra-curricular activities (e.g. involvement in education, research, publication activitites, technical contests, additional language knowledge, etc.) – electronic test (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering fields) – electronic interview (via internet): evaluation of language skills (the interview is in English), motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected research field Result: admission to PhD programme (min 60% needed) /admission rejected

Dr. Imre Miklós Szilágyi

Dr. László Gergely Vigh
Directorate of Education

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