2017. September 25., Monday

Geosciences (PhD)

About the programme

Geography education and research have a long and internationally acknowledged tradition at the University of Szeged. The Doctoral School offers a broad range of research topics and courses. The Doctoral School ensures the appropriate infrastructural background for the work of the students: well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art laboratory and field equipment and IT facilities. The Institute of Geography and Geology is committed to high standards of research, and the research fields are continuously evolving in response to new challenges in the subject.


Educational Programmes and sample research areas of the Doctoral School: Spatial Changes and Forms of Human-Economic Processes (e.g. Political geography, Population geography and migration studies, Urbanisation, Health geography, Environmental justice, Geography of tourism, Transportation geography), Geology (e.g. Geochemistry, Petrology, Modelling of fractured fluid reservoirs, Microtectonics, Geothermal systems, Hydrogeology, Applied geomathematical modelling, Stochastic simulations, Geoarcheology, Quaternary geology and paleoenvironment), Geomorphology (e.g. Fluvial geomorphology, Aeolian processes, Hydrogeography, Geomorphological hazards, Geochronology, Shallow geophysics, Applied remote sensing and geoinformatics, Applied geographical modelling) and Geoecology (e.g. Soil Science, Vegetation dynamics, Biogeography, Environmental/landscape changes, Environmental risks and hazards, Climate change, Urban climatology, Human bioclimatology).

For more research topics please consult the website.


Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

The Doctoral Programme is open to MSc graduates, who are interested in the research programmes published on our website.

Application requirements: submitted online application form, MSc degree in related fields, a demonstrated proficiency in English (TEL C/ECL B2, TOE FL IBT – 72, PBT – 550, Cambridge FC B, IELT S – 5.5), CV, 2 recommendation letters from recognised academic persons, and a recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month); individual interview online, where the applicant's motivation and research proposal will be examined.


Online application

Start of the programme: February & September of each year

Tuition fee: 5000 EUR per semester

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

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


For further information visit our website or contact Prof. Gabor Mezősi via e-mail or call +36 62 544 155.


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

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