Doctoral Council calls for application for PhD training.

Semmelweis University School of Ph.D. Studies offers two conventional programs for obtaining a PhD. degree:

  • Regular (“Trained”) Program
    • recommended for students with no or moderate scientific experience
    • duration: 5-8 semesters (4 semesters for training and research, 1-4 semesters for research and preparing the diploma work)
  • Advanced (“Untrained”) Program
    • recommended for students with significant scientific experience and achievements
    • duration: 1-4 semesters for research and preparing the dissertation

Application to the Untrained program involves  an entrance interview and the complex exam.

Admission requirements and process for training program:

  • Doctoral applicants must be university graduates (MSc or MA degree) or students registered for their final semester of university studies.
  • Applicants for the English-Language program must have a good command of English, which is assessed at the entrance interviews
  • When applying to the program, applicants are required to state the specific training program and research topic they wish to pursue within one of the University’s  doctoral schools.
  • All the doctoral programs and the open  topics led by active supervisors of the School of PhD Studies are available:
  • The admission procedure is based on evaluating the candidate’s general and topic-related knowledge as well as personal ability, academic competence and previous scientific activity and contribution.

Forms of Financing

  • State Grant (available only for EU citizens) 
    • fellowship of 140.000 HUF/month during training and 180.000 HUF/month thereafter
    • but not entitled to TAJ card in Hungary
  • Self-financed


The admission fee is HUF 9,000, which can be paid:

    • by online card payment (payment by Debit or Credit card via Simple pay, started from the Application interface)
    • by bank transfer, based on Proforma invoice

If you choose bank transfer, please send the following information to Anita Márczis ( and Mónika Baracsi ( applicant’s name, address, ID number/Passport number, phone number, email address, or in case of a company invoice request: applicant’s name, company name, Billing  address, tax number, phone number, email address and the company’s statement in email about that it accepts electronic invoices.

IMPORTANT! In case of paying by transfer, it is required to upload the document confirming the payment (payment proof), not the invoice, to the Application interface.

    • Tuition fee for international self-financed students : 8.000 EUR/semester
    • Discounted tuition fee for Semmelweis University international graduates: 4.000 EUR/semester
    • Untrained candidates: 97.500 HUF/semester

The link for  applicattions:

Applications can be uploaded from 26 April to 24 May 2023.

The  interviews are organized from 19 June to 30 June 2023  by the doctoral schools.

The semester starts on 1 September  2023.



Prof. Zoltán Benyó

President of the Doctoral Council