University of Pécs

International programmes


Doctoral School of Chemistry


Faculty: Faculty of Sciences
Degree: PhD
Duration of training: 4 years
Language of instruction: Hungarian andEnglish
Program Director: Professor Ferenc Kilár


Description of the programme:

The curriculum offers postgraduate training and a PhD Degree in a wide range of fields in chemical sciences, (Bio)analytical Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, Chemistry of Coordination Compounds, Electrochemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Separation Science.



Graduation requirements for entrance to the doctoral school: graduate degree (MSc) in chemistry, chemical engineering or pharmacy.


Application procedure:

The students should pass an oral entrance exam, touching all chemistry areas, in English. The teaching period starts in September.

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

Dr. Ferenc KILÁR

Head of the Doctoral School


Phone: +36 72 536-273

University of Pécs, Faculty of Sciences



Programme structure:

The two parts of obtaining a PhD degree: (a) research and educational program for 3 years under the guidance of a supervisor, the students take part and collect credits in courses prescribed by the supervisor (60 credits/year = 180 credits as a total); (b) the degree awarding process


Graduation Requirements:

Graduation can be accomplished with two oral doctoral exams, presentation of original publications summarized in a written thesis, and the defense of the thesis (a PhD degree can be given to researchers with at least 3 internationally high level publications).


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:

Dr. Ferenc KILÁR
Head of the Doctoral School
Phone: +36 72 536-273


Faculty of Sciences
University of Pécs

H-7624 Pécs,

Ifjúság útja 6.

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