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PhDDoctoral School of Earth Sciences

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Program description:
Main research fields by the thematic programs of the ELTE Doctoral School of Earth Sciences:

- Geography (Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Environmental and Landscape Geography, Geography of Hungary and Central&Eastern Europe, Carpathian Basin, Human Geography, History of Geography, Ethnical Geography, Regional Science, Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Geoinformatics in Geography and Spatial Research)

- Meteorology (Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Climatology, Climate Modelling, Agroclimatology, Statistical Climatology)

- Geology and Geophysics (Physical and Applied Geology, Hidrogeology, Urban Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Lithology, Paleontology, Volcanology, Sedimentology, Geophysics, Space Science, Geoinformatics in Earth Sciences)

- Cartography and Geoinformatics (Thematic Cartography, Mathematics in Cartography, Webcartography, History of Cartography, Toponymy, Geoinformatics in Cartography)

- Theoretical courses, laboratory works, field studies.
Outcomes: publications, PhD thesis.

Strength of program
- High scientific quality of the training, personalized research projects.
- Highly qualified professors, academicians, supervisors, experts from the practice.
- Possibilities for multi- and interdisciplinary research.
- Mainstream research theme.
- Cooperative, cohesive research groups.
- Wide range career opportunities.

Type of entrance exam:

Entrance exam location:

Entrance exam description:
Oral entrance interview with focus on the applicant’s knowledge compared to what might be supposed from the submitted documents on former qualification and the goals and methods of the planned research project. Written supplements and exercises might be demanded in order to measure qualification and language procifiency. Criteria for ranking in the admission procedure shall include: 1. previous university achievements (examinations, comprehensive examinations, qualification of degree), 2. achievements related to previous research work (awards obtained in students’ academic circles, publications in the particular professional area), 3. the feasibility of the research program. Basic knowledge of the Hungarian language is an advantage.”,

Ms Éva Nagy
international coordinator


Programs in the Doctoral School:

- Geography and Meteorology
- Geology and Geophysics
- Cartography and Geoinformatics

The available research topics of the Doctoral School can be found on the website of the Hungarian Doctoral Council here:
by searching for the Doctoral School and topics that are “just announced”. Research topics are usually published in December-January. Applicants have to contact the potential supervisor and come to an agreement with them. Applicants without a supervisor will be rejected.

Programme structure


Career opportunities

- Academic career (universities, research institutes)
- Governmental career (international organizations, ministries, regional and local authorities)
- Business career (firms: environmental protection, meteorology, mining, cartography, geo-informatics, urban and regional planning etc )

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States