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Biology (MSc)

Molecular Biology-Immunology-Microbiology

About the Programme

The programme provides our students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum to help them succeed in their post-academic and professional endeavours. The first year of the 4-semester-long programme consists of lectures, seminars and practical training in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. Both the basic and the applied/ industrial science aspects of these disciplines will be studied extensively. In the second year students will have several laboratory courses in different aspects of molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, microbiology and plant biology. Graduates of the Faculty usually choose their careers in research laboratories, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, environmental agencies, and pharmaceutical, food, agricultural and chemical industries. Successful graduates can also continue their studies and research by applying for our international Biology PhD programme at the University of Szeged.


Specialisation options: the programme offers many more specialised lectures that are tailored to the students’ individual interests.

Social integration of our students is important to us. Our academic and support staff, therefore, offer an allround advisory service providing both academic and extracurricular activities. A coordination office helps the students during their entire stay in Szeged.


Level of the programme: Master

Duration of the programme: 4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 120


Who should apply?

The programme is open to qualified students who hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) from an accredited university in biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, or related fields.


Application requirements: fully completed and signed application form, BSc degree*from an accredited university or higher education institution, a demonstrated proficiency in English (TEL C/ECL B2, TOE FL IBT – 72, PBT – 550, Cambridge FC B, IELT S – 5.5), copy of passport, 2 recommendation letters from recognised academic persons, recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status, a CV, a motivational letter, an individual interview (online) and the payment of the 200 USD non-refundable application fee.


Online application

Scholarship: There are numerous scholarships available to cover the tuition fee (e.g. Stipendium Hungaricum, for details see the website of Tempus Public Foundation).


Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 4500 USD per semester

Other fees: 200 USD application fee and 250 USD entrance exam fee


For more information visit our website or contact Dr. Zsolt Bereczki via e-mail or call +36 62 343 975.


*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 diploma.

SZTE Experience


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.


mendezMatheus Vasconcelos Goes Mendes – Faculty of Medicine - General Medicine

I’m from Brazil, but I feel very comfortable in Szeged. Attending the courses, I acquired thorough knowledge, which was helped by the well-equipped labs, and the modern library of the University. Despite the hustle and bustle, the town is still safe, the quality of life is considerably high, and we receive every assistance to fit in, such as excellent program administration or help searching for accommodations.

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