2017. September 25., Monday

Mathematics (PhD)

About the programme

The duration of this PhD educational programme is 2+2 years. The students have to complete at least 5 courses. The Bolyai Institute offers 5 general courses (Algebra, Theory of Measure and Integral, Topology, Discrete Mathematics, Probability Theory), 27 basic courses and several dozens of specialised courses. Most lectures are given by members of the Bolyai Institute or, occasionally, by invited experts.


Educational programmes of the Doctoral School include Algebra, Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Geometry, Combinatorics and Theoretical Computer Science, and Stochastics.


Sample research areas: Semigroup theory, Approximation theory and orthogonal polynomials, Numerical solutions, computer simulation of dynamical systems, Theoretical computer science, Asymptotic distributions in probability theory: domains of attraction and partial attraction. 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: fully completed MSc degree in mathematics; proof of English proficiency (TEL C B2, ECL B2, TOE FL- iBT:72, or -PBT - 550; Cambridge First Certificate at least “B”; IELT S - 5.5); scanned transcripts* of previous studies, letters of recommendation from two mathematics professors. Applicants should choose an educational program when applying for PhD training.

Application procedure: evaluation of attached documents (in pdf format; diploma, transcripts, certificate of proficiency in English, two letters of recommendation, earlier creative work in mathematics if any, the applicant’s ideas about possible research fields) and a Skype interview.


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: financial assistance is 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 Czedli DSc via e-mail or call +36 62 544 093.


Click here to download the pdf


*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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