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 program in some branches of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Information Theory.

We emphasize that topics in computer science are mostly theoretical in our doctoral school. Please check the list of available topics and supervisors at the web-page of our doctoral school

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, see:

Duration of studies (semesters)


Minimum requirements

– MSc diploma in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Informatics or Economics; – successful admission exam; research plan preliminary accepted by the faculty; confirmation letter of prospective supervisor; – 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 three major components: – preevaluation of the submitted documents (max. 40 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, confirmation letter of prospective supervisor (please see instructions at, extra points can be awarded for publications in field of Mathematics – electronic test in Mathematics (max. 30 points) – Online admission test (given that written test result min 15 points) (max. 30 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)

Mrs. Renáta Daru-Dudás

Department of International Academic Affairs

Contact (regarding Stipendium Hungaricum administrative issues)

Zsuzsanna Pálóczi

Department of International Academic Affairs

Contact (academic programme)

Dr. Katalin NAGY