2018. February 18., Sunday

Interdisciplinary Sciences (PhD)

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

Credits: 240


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.


Online application

Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 5000 EUR per semester

Other fees: 30 EUR entrance exam fee


For further information visit our website or contact Ms. Ildikó Márta Német via e-mail.


*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.

SZTE Experience


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The Student life here is buzzing with hundreds of international students from all around the world. What I love in here is that you bump into students everywhere, from both Hungary and all around the world, and that despite our differences we are kinda accepted in town. I looked University of Szeged up on the internet and, when I saw that this was called the city of sunshine, it became clear in my mind that it would be the place, where I wanted to be as an Erasmus student. Szeged was far beyond my expectations, and I am glad to be able to admire the beauty of this city. The nature itself has the power to calm me down, so the Botanic Garden of the University is a special place to me.


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I chose the University of Szeged, because it has a very good international reputation. When I previously checked the website of the University I liked the fact that Szeged is not too big and too small. I received a lot of help from the ESN mentors. I like Hungary and Szeged a lot and I’m enjoying my classes. When I have free time I go jogging, or play foosball with my friends. In Szeged I really love Süti, nem süti, the river and TIK, because it is just perfect place to study: specious place with full of students and books.

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