University of Pécs

International programmes


Biology PhD

Faculty: Faculty of Sciences
Degree: PhD
Duration of training: 4 years
Language of instruction: Hungarian and English

Program Director: Professor Róbert Gábriel 



phd biology

Description of the programme:

The Doctoral School of Biology was accredited in 2001. There are two alternatives to get involved in the activities: participating in regular courses as full-time student or participating in part-time training.



Admission: The applicant must hold a Master's degree (MSc) in a relevant field and has to take an oral interview.



Application procedure:

Applicants are required to fill in the application form that should be sent to the international coordinator:

Nurcahaya SILABAN


Phone: +36 72 503-600/24283

University of Pécs, Faculty of Sciences

Students need to attach the following documents as well:

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Preliminary research proposal (2-3 pages long)
    • Official copies of (Degree) Certificate plus certified translation in English
    • Transcript of records in English
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • List of Publications (if any) 

At the regular course about six Hungarian and a limited number of foreign citizens can be admitted. Since the accreditation of the Doctoral School 60 students have received PhD degrees. 


Program structure: There are several research topics from the fields of genetics, microbiology, plant biology, ecology and regulatory biology. 


Graduation Requirements: Students must achieve 180 credits from different modules, have two publications (at least one with first authorship) in international journals that cover the area of dissertation, pass the Doctoral Examination, prepare the PhD Dissertation and defend it. 


Deadline for application Tuition fee Application fee
May 31 and October 31 EUR 3,000 per semester EUR 140


 Application form



For more information, please contact:

Nurcahaya SILABAN
International coordinator
Phone: +36 72 503-600/24283


Faculty of Sciences
University of Pécs

H-7624 Pécs,
Ifjúság útja 6.

Website of the Institute of Biology