Physical Sciences PhD

Study programme

Physical Sciences


Faculty of Natural Sciences

Further information

Study level





PhD in Physics

Short description of the study programme

The post-graduate PhD in Physics Program is available in all domains offered in the Physics MSc Program, such as in solid state physics, quantum physics and informatics, nanotechnology and materials science, optics and photonics, nuclear physics, as well as in medical physics.

Duration of studies (semesters)


Minimum requirements

- diploma of MSc in Physics;
- English language skills proven by TOEFL (min iBT 90 or PBT 550 points), IELTS (min 5.0 points) or equivalent certificates;

- fluent English reading and speaking skills;
- a preliminary acceptance letter from a supervisor of the doctoral school (for PhD topics see:

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 Physics and Mathematics; maximum point can be obtained only if at least 120 ECTS credits are completed either in the fields of Physics, Mathematics or engineering; extra points can be awarded for publications in the corresponding fields
- electronic interview (in English, via internet) (max. 50 points): evaluation of motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the field of modern Physics and 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. András DEÁK