Mathematics and Computer Science PhD

Study programme

Mathematics and Computer Science


Faculty of Natural Sciences

Further information

Study level





PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science

Short description of the study programme

The Doctoral School of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a PhD training in all branches of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Theory. Our PhD students have the opportunity to participate in world-class mathematical research under the guidance of internationally renowned scientists. In recent years a significant portion of our PhD students won a post-doctoral research position in leading European and American universities. After graduation some of them are still teaching in leading European and American universities. The PhD program is 4 years long, with a complex midterm exam at the end of the second year. For further information on the program, morover the list of offered topics, see

Duration of studies (semesters)


Minimum requirements

- MSc diploma in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Informatics or Economics;
- language skills proven by TOEFL (min 500 points), IELTS (min 5.0 points) or equivalent certificates

Required language level


Entrance Examination


Type of Entrance Examination (written/oral/both)


Place of Entrance Examination


Description of selection and entrance examination process

During the admission process, maximum 100 points can be achieved, partitioned into two major components:
- preevaluation of the submitted documents (max. 50 points): quality of MSc and BSc diploma and transcripts, with major emphasis on subjects in the field of Mathematics; maximum point can be obtained only if at least 120 ECTS credits are completed in the field of Mathematics  or Computer Science; extra points can be awarded for publications in field of Mathematics
- electronic interview (in English, via internet) (max. 50 points): evaluation of motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected research field
Result: admission to PhD programme (minimum 70 points required) /admission rejected
Further details in the admission regulation.

Availability of Preparatory Year


Contact (regarding non scholarship holders' administrative issues)

Valéria BALOGH


Contact (regarding Stipendium Hungaricum administrative issues)



Contact (academic programme)

Dr. Miklós HORVÁTH