About the programme
The PhD programme focuses on the role of health-threatening microorganisms and damage to health caused by environmental factors. Both epidemiologic and experimental studies are necessary to identify the physical and chemical effects that cause health problems. The courses of the Medical Microbiology and Preventive Medicine programmes are combined in this Graduate School and offer a wide variety of research opportunities. The major goal of our programme is to train young professionals who have active and comprehensive knowledge of the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, molecular organisation, physiology
and special attributes of microbes. The training provided by our programme endows students with the ability to conduct independent research.
Research programmes: Role of Cytokine in Infectious and Non-Microbial Diseases; Molecular Mechanisms in the Development and Prevention of Chronic Infectious Diseases; Pathogenicity of Microorganisms; Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and Prophylaxis; Genomics of Pathogenic Organisms; Preventive Medicine; Impact of Social, Economic and Life Style Factors on the Health Status of the Population; Experimental Investigation of Nervous System Damages Caused by Xenobiotics Emitted to the Environment by Human Activity; Biostatistics. For research topics please consult the programme website.
Level of the programme: PhD
Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters
Registered in: EU
Application requirements: fully completed application form, MSc, MD or MPharm degree in a related field*, a demonstrated proficiency in English (B2/intermediate or equivalent international language exam), an individual interview online. It is an advantage if the applicant has experience in scientific research.
Please choose a topic proposal and contact the doctoral school and the supervisor before submitting your application.
Start of the programme: September of each year
Tuition fee: 5000 EUR per semester
Other fees: 30 EUR entrance exam fee
*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.