The University organizes full-time doctoral programmes in either tuition fee-paying or scholarship awarded forms.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed master's studies with an overall result of min. 70%
  • Appropriate knowledge of English
  • Sufficient background knowledge in the field, proven by an online test
  • Sufficient knowledge related to the selected research topic, proven at an oral inverview via Skype

A detailed descritption about these requirements can be viewed here.

The admission process for Fee-Paying Applicants

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The Admission process in the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship program

The Call for Applications on the foundation's website is available here, further useful information can be found here.

Important dates:

  • Application period starts: 1 November, 2023
  • Application deadline:  15 January, 2024, 14:00 (GMT+1)
  • Entrance exams: May, 2024
  • Interviews: May, 2024

The steps of the selection process at BME

  1. Pre-evaluation of the submitted documents
  2. All applicants need to write an online test
  3. Qualifying applicants should choose 1 to 3 research topics from the offered list
  4. Evaluation of the test results and the submitted documents by the selected supervisor(s)
  5. Applicants meeting the criteria should have an entrance interview on Skype
  6. Statement of commitment or refusal by the interviewing supervisor(s)
  7. Final decision by the doctoral school

Selection criteria

  • Appropriacy and quality of the documents below (all are required):
    • MSc transcript and degree (if already awarded)
    • Language certificate: should be uploaded on time and should be appropriate
    • Research plan / MSc thesis abstract (the latter one is preferred)
    • Motivation letter
    • Recommendation letters (reference from current or earlier teachers / employers)
  • Performance on the entrance exam (written and oral)
    • Oral language skills (the interview is in English)
    • Motivation, attitude
    • Technical competence in the selected research field
  • The number of vacancies for the topic, and the overall capacity of the supervisor



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