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PhDDoctoral School of Geosciences

Tuition fee €5,000 per semester
Application fee €35 per programme
Examination fee €100 one-time
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Geography education and research have a long and internationally acknowledged tradition at the University of Szeged. The Doctoral School offers a broad range of research topics and courses. The Doctoral School ensures the appropriate infrastructural background for the work of the students: well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art laboratory and field equipment and IT facilities. The Institute of Geography and Geology is committed to high standards of research, and the research fields are continuously evolving in response to new challenges in the subject.
Educational Programmes and some research areas of the Doctoral School:
Spatial Changes and Forms of Human-Economic Processes (e.g. Political geography, Population geography and migration studies, Urbanisation, Health geography, Environmental justice, Geography of tourism, Transportation geography), Geology (e.g. Geochemistry, Petrology, Modelling of fractured fluid reservoirs, Microtectonics, Geothermal systems, Hydrogeology, Applied geomathematical modelling, Stochastic simulations, Geoarcheology, Quaternary geology and paleoenvironment), Geomorphology (e.g. Fluvial geomorphology, Aeolian processes, Hydrogeography, Geomorphological hazards, Geochronology, Shallow geophysics, Applied remote sensing and geoinformatics, Applied geographical modelling) and Geoecology (e.g. Soil Science, Vegetation dynamics, Biogeography, Environmental/landscape changes, Environmental risks and hazards, Climate change, Urban climatology, Human bioclimatology).

For more research topics please consult the website.

Should any question arise, please contact Dr Ferenc Kovács ( and/or Dr Zoltán Kovács ( regarding the admission process.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States