|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
Computer science (ISCED 481)
|Type||Doctoral, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||8 semesters (240 ECTS)|
|Course code||Engineering Science|
Master diploma (or higher)
MSc degree and entrance examination
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, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The aim is to give regular courses to students and prepare them for obtaining a scientific degree, and to offer them teaching experience in higher education. The objective is to train computer science and info-communication technology experts with professional knowledge based on solid theoretical background. The Doctoral School of Informatics provides PhD education in four doctoral programs:
Numeric and symbolic computations,
Foundation and methodology of informatics,
Informatics teaching methodology.
Strength of program
The high standard of the training is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff. Teachers and supervisors come from the Faculty of Informatics and research institutes (e.g. the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Rényi Alfréd Institute of Mathematics).
Teaching is supported by modern infrastructure and well equipped computer labs (artificial intelligence, databases and robotics).
The library of the Faculty contains several thousand volumes, with an access to a wide range of electronic publications and data bases.
The Faculty has concluded bilateral agreements with numerous universities in the world, which allow the PhD students to study one or two semesters or participate in research projects at a partner institution.
Dr. Erzsébet Csuhaj Varjú
Ms Adina Kulcsár
Ms Judit Elbekkal-Besznyák
Ways of obtaining credits:
1-4 semester (min. 120 credits, max. 132)
-credits for courses (min. 24, max. 54)
-credits for research (min. 66, max. 96)
-credits for teaching (min. 0, max. 24)
Comprehensive examination/Complex exam- at the end of the 4th semester.
5-8 semester (min. 120, max. 132)
-credits for research (min. 90, max. 120)
-professional credits (min. 0, max. 24)
-credits for teaching (min. 0, max. 24)
Students obtaining the PhD degree successfully apply for positions in the academia or in higher education. Another option is for them to find an excellent job in the software industry. Many international companies operate research labs in the region and recruit CS and ICT experts possessing a PhD. Small or medium sized innovative companies employ outstanding professionals as project leaders. In the long term, a PhD degree is a vantage-point in the labour market. Finally, high quality doctoral research can also culminate in a successful product and in a private start-up company.
Teaching and/or research positions in the academia
CEO of start-up company
ICT expert at a company