|Study location||Hungary, Debrecen|
|Type||Doctoral, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||8 semesters (240 ECTS)|
|Course code||Natural Science|
Master diploma (or higher)
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.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo - Kinshasa, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, São Tomé & Príncipe, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.
English language proficiency (TOEFL 547 /C1/IELTS 6.0/Certificate on English medium of instruction)
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Acceptance by a supervisor and a doctoral school (including a preliminary research proposal signed by the supervisor and the head of the school)
The doctoral school provides an 8-semester education to fulfil the requirements of a PhD degree in Physics in the following fields both in experimental and theoretical researches:
- Atomic and Molecular Physics,
- Nuclear Physics,
- Solid State Physics and Material Science,
- Physical Methods in Interdisciplinary Researches,
- Particle Physics.
The list and the description of the available research topics can be found in the homepage of the doctoral school: dragon.unideb.hu/~physphd/
Relevant Master degree
MSc degree in Natural Sciences, Engineering or Informatics; good communication skills in English
Students need to contact a supervisor. In the application the name of the supervisor who accepted the student has to be mentioned. Applications without a selected supervisor cannot be accepted. List of supervisors at the Doctoral School: doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=191&lang=EN&di_ID=40
Type of entrance exam:
Entrance exam location:
Entrance exam description:
The professional evaluation of the educational materials (degree, transcripts, results) and the research topic is the task of the relevant Doctoral School. This evaluation is followed by a Skype interview with one of the professors of the Faculty, which aims to check the applicant’s level of motivation, language skills and professional knowledge. (In case of a missing certificate about the English language proficiency we conduct a Skype interview in order to check the applicant’s English language skills.)
Ms Lilla Fónai
Preparatory year available:
Specialisation year available:
During the 8-semester study altogether 240 credits have to be completed. In the first 4 semesters (educational and research period) 120 credits have to be completed: 26 credits of esearch work in each semester, resulting in 4x26=104 research credits; and 16 educational credits that can be obtained by attending relevant courses and passing exams. The list and the description of the available courses are given in the homepage of the Doctoral School. The courses help the candidate to prepare for the complex exam. 2-hour lecture/week during a semester counts 2 credits.
In the second, research and dissertation period 4x26=104 credits are collected again from research work, and additional 16 credits for a pre-defense of the thesis.
The completed credits are summarized in the document of the absolutorium.