Medical And Health Science Scholarships – Semmelweis University Hungary – Funded


And Health Science University Funded

Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2020 23:59 | Europe/Budapest time

Being one of the most influential institutions of Ph.D. studies in , it offers postgraduate studies in 7 doctoral schools

About Semmelweis University

Multicultural knowledge centre in the heart of Budapest
With its activities based on the triadic unity of education, research and healthcare, Semmelweis University is Hungary’s oldest medical institution and remains unique in the country as a health sciences university. The University’s students have the possibility to study in a modern and inspirational environment using 21st century equipment and taught by the most distinguished professors in three languages: Hungarian, English and German.

Over 240 years of tradition

Semmelweis University’s history started in 1769 when Queen Maria Theresafounded the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Nagyszombat. Today 70% of Hungary’s dentists, 50% of its pharmacists, 42% of its doctors and 27% of its healthcare professionals are Semmelweis graduates. On the 200th anniversary of its foundation, the University took the name of Ignaz Semmelweis, the world famous doctor.

At the top of university rankings

Semmelweis University possesses prestigious place in domestic and international rankings as well. According to HVG’s ranking Semmelweis University is the top higher education institution in the country based on aggregate student and staff excellence. Numerous programmes at the various faculties earned a top place in the rankings per specific field. Almost a third of the ca. 11,000 students are international who came to Budapest from 78 countries of 5 continents.

Programme Structure

The doctoral training is diveded into 2 phases: the study period (2 years) and the research and thesis submission period (2 years) At the end of the first phase the studen t is obliged to take a complex exam. The student is allowed to enter the second phase upon the successful completion of it. The submission of the doctoral dissertation is allowed if the student completed the publicational requirements of the Doctoral School.

(Pdf and Excel documentation)

Doctoral SchoolHead of the Doctoral SchoolDownloads
01. Basic MedicineProf. Miklós KellermayerDownloads (xls)
02. Clinical MedicineProf. György ReuszDownloads (xls)
03. Pharmaceutical SciencesProf. Romána ZelkóDownloads (xlsx)
04. Mental Health SciencesProf. István BitterDownloads (xlsx)
06. Neurosciences (“János Szentágothai”)Prof. Dániel Bereczki Downloads (xls)
07. Molecular MedicineProf. Erzsébet Ligeti Downloads (xls)
08. Pathological SciencesProf. András Matolcsy Downloads (xls)

Topics of PhD Schools:

1- PhD Basic and Translational Medicine
Doctoral, full degree studies, 8 semesters
Study language: English

2- PhD Clinical Medicine
Doctoral, full degree studies, 8 semesters
Study language: English

3- PhD Doctoral School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Doctoral, full degree studies, 8 semesters
Study language: English

4- PhD Doctoral School of Mental Health Sciences
Doctoral, full degree studies, 8 semesters
Study language: English

5- PhD Molecular Medicine
Doctoral, full degree studies, 8 semesters
Study language: English

6- PhD Neurosciences
Doctoral, full degree studies, 8 semesters
Study language: English

7- PhD Pathological Sciences
Doctoral, full degree studies, 8 semesters
Study language: English

Territory Requirements

Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship):
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

Provisions Covered by the Scholarship

Tuition-free education

  • exemption from the payment of tuition fee

Monthly stipend

  • doctoral level: according to the current Hungarian legislation, the monthly amount of scholarship is HUF  140,000 (cca EUR 415) for the first phase of education (4 semesters) and HUF  180,000 (cca EUR 530) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until completion of studies. Please see details in section 1.2.1. 

Accommodation contribution

  • ​free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000/month to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period (Please note that if the student does not live in the dormitory, then the HUF 40,000/month is a contribution to that rental costs, and in bigger cities – especially in the capital city – this contribution would not cover the full amount of rental costs.)

Medical insurance

  • health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 (cca EUR 195) a year/person

Please bear in mind that these provisions are only a contribution to the living expenses of the Scholarship Holders. It means that it does not fully cover all the costs of living and the students need to add their own financial resources in order to cover all living expenses in Hungary. All applicants are highly advised to check the expected living expenses both in Hungary and in the city that they wish to live in before applying; please do check our Cost of Living Calculator by clicking here:

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