Semmelweis University is dedicated to the further development of PhD training, which is decisive for the scientific performance and the succession of teachers/researchers. In this spirit, it is considersed a priority task to promote the PhD students’ academic careers by devising forms of support that enable the development of research performance and educational competencies during PhD training.

The scholarship is equivalent to 50% of the state PhD scholarship (that is, HUF 70,000/month in the first two academic years of PhD training, and HUF 90,000/month in the second two academic years), which can be supplemented by the host organizational unit from its own financial resources.

The current grant applies to the second semester of the 2023/2024 academic year (February 1, 2024-August 31, 2024)

Conditions of application

  • Active PhD student status in state scholarship or self-funding PhD training, or as a post-complex exam MD/PhD student
  • Persons with health services or other employment relationships exceeding 20 hours per week are not eligible to apply.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Excellent academic performance (70% of points to be obtained)

For students facing a complex exam:

  • OTDK award
  • International Conference Abstract
  • Publications rated Q2 or more
  • Number of citations received for publications

For students after a complex exam:

  • Publications rated Q2 or more
  • Number of citations received for publications
  1. Teaching activities carried out in theoretical or preclinical institutes

(30 % of the possible points to be obtained)

Conditions for disbursing the scholarship:

The beneficiary (grantee) undertakes to:

  • present his/her research results at the PhD Scientific Days 2024
  • meet the conditions for obtaining a PhD degree and submit his/her PhD thesis by the deadline specified by law (for those students who passed the complex exam between 1 February 2018 and 10 May 2021, the PhD thesis must be submitted within four years following the complex exam, while for the others within three years)
  • Conclusion of a study contract with Semmelweis University, which includes the obligation to repay the grant in case of non-fulfilment of the undertaken obligations.

To be submitted to the application

  • Application form DOWNLOAD;
  • Summary table DOWNLOAD;
  • Short professional curriculum vitae (CV);
  • List of publications printed from MTMT and certified by the University Central Library with indication of impact factor*, citations and ranking of journals (based on SCImago ranking: D1, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4);
  • In the case of publications already accepted for publication but not yet included in the MTMT, a copy of the letter of acceptance and the title page of the scientific article;
  • Recommendation from heads of institute and/or supervisors (optional);
  • A copy of an international conference abstract copied from an abstract book – or downloaded from an online interface – (only required for PhD students facing the complex exam);
  • A copy of OTDK award certificate(s) (required only for PhD students facing the complex exam).

Applications must be compiled into a Pdf file and submitted to the e-mail address by February 15, 2024 (please include the applicant’s name in the subject line).

Applicants will receive feedback by e-mail within 3 working days about the acceptance of the application. A decision on the applications is expected to be made by March 20, 2024, and the applicants will be notified by e-mail.

We cannot accept applications sent after the deadline. We would like to draw the applicants’ attention to the fact that providing untrue data in the application documentation will result in disqualification from all applications/competitions announced by the University Doctoral School.