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.
Level of the programme: PhD
Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters
Registered in: EU
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 (TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL- iBT:72, or -PBT - 550; Cambridge First Certificate at least “B”; IELTS - 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.
Please choose a topic proposal and contact the doctoral school and the supervisor before submitting your application.
Exemption from English language exam certificate: During the application to the programmes of the Faculty of Science and Informatics those applicants are not required to provide the English language exam certificates who are natives of one of the following countries and can officially demonstrate that their academic studies have been conducted in English. For the list of countries click here.
Start of the programme: February & September of each year
Tuition fee: 5000 EUR per semester
Other fees: 150 USD application fee and 150 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)
*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.