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Program description:
PhD studies are possible in all biology disciplines currently pursued 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, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and plant biology.

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 RPDT score 72, Cambridge First Certificate at least “B”, IELTS score of at least 5.5, LanguageCert B2 level) • 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.

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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.

Dr. Csaba Vágvölgyi

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Programme structure

A four-year scholarship in the PhD studies is sponsored by governmental and non-governmental organisations. Recently the Doctoral School of Biology has more than one hundred students. The Departments of the University of Szeged and the research groups of the Biological Research Centre maintain close cooperation with laboratories both in Europe and overseas.

Some research areas: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Physiology and Neurobiology; Genetics; Molecular and classical microbiology; Microbial biotechnology; Plant Biology; Human Biology; Ecology and Evolution; For more research topics please consult the programme website.

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