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Computer Sciences (PhD)

About the programme

This PhD educational programme requires active and productive research work under the supervision of the thesis adviser, the completion of five courses, and active participation in seminars at the Institute of Informatics. The courses embrace a number of fields in computer science.


Educational programmes of the Doctoral School: Theoretical Computer Science, Operations Research and Combinatorial Optimisation, Software engineering, Artificial intelligence, Image processing, Electrical and computer engineering.


Sample research areas: Theory of automata and formal languages; Theory of economic decisions; Advanced programming paradigms; Machine learning algorithms; Natural language processing; Discrete tomography; Medical image analysis; Noise and fluctuations in various systems; Pneumatic artificial muscles. For more research topics please consult the programme website.


Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in the research programmes published on our website.

Application requirements: submitted online application form, MSc degree in a related field, demonstrated proficiency in English (TEL C/ECL B2, TOE FL IBT – 72, PBT – 550, Cambridge FC B, IELT S – 5.5), CV, 2 letters of recommendation submitted in a signed and sealed envelope or directly sent to the Dean’s Office, individual interview online, during which the applicant's motivation and research proposal will be examined, and a recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month).


Online application

Start of the programme: September and February of each year

Tuition fee: 4000 EUR per semester

Other fee: 200 EUR application fee and 250 EUR entrance exam fee


For further information visit our website or contact Dr. Tamas Vinko via e-mail or call +36 62 546 193.


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*Academic Records: an official English version OR translation of your full Bachelor’s transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and an official English version OR translation of your Bachelor’s degree.

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