Biology MSc

Title of the program: Biology MSc [Molecular, Immuno- and Microbiology]

Degree: MSc

Duration of the course: 4 semesters

Language of the program: English

Description of the program:


The Biology MSc Program is a 4-semester-long (2 academic years) multidisciplinary Program offered by the Biology Departments of the Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary. Our Program is open to qualified students who hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree) from an accredited University in biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, or related fields, and have a good command of the English language (intermediate proficiency level, B2; proofs required). All courses are held in English. The Program provides our students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum to succeed in their post-academic and professional endeavors.

The first year of the 4-semester-long Program comprises lectures, seminars and practical classes in advanced genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioinformatics, immunology, cell biology, microbiology and plant biology. Both the basic and the applied/industrial science aspects of these disciplines will be extensively studied. The second year offers many more specialized lectures that are tailored to the students’ individual interests, but the emphasis will now be placed on the practical education: the students will have several laboratory courses in different aspects of molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, microbiology and plant biology. Each course ends with a written or oral exam. During the last semester, independent research projects will be carried out with the help of tutors from our academic staff. This project will lead to preparing an MSc Thesis that has to be publicly defended, and it is part of the MSc certificate/diploma.

The Program’s intensive, applied science-oriented education qualifies our students for a wide variety of professional jobs. Our graduates should find lucrative future careers in many fields including research laboratories, educational institutions, hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical, food, agriculture and chemical industries, environmental agencies, etc. Successful graduates can also continue their studies and research by applying to our international Biology PhD program at the University of Szeged.

Social integration of our students is important to us. Special emphasis is therefore placed on an all-round advisory service in both academic and extracurricular activities by our academic and support staff. A coordination office helps the students during their entire stay in Szeged.

Scholarships are available for successful candidates through the Tempus Public Foundation.


Exemption from English language exam certificate:


During the application to the programs of the Faculty of Science and Informatics those applicants are not required to provide the English language exam certificates who are natives of one of the following countries and can officially demonstrate that their academic studies have been conducted in English.


Countries concerned:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Australia (also Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Keeling Islands, Cocos Islands)
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Antarctic Territory (also British Antarctica, Antarctica British)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (also Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean Territory (British))
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Irish Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand (also Niue, Tokelau, Cokelau, Cook Islands)
  • Nigeria
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • St Kitts and St Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • USA
  • Zimbabwe




Application procedure:

Application requirements:

  • BSc degree from an accredited university/higher education institution in Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, or related fields
  • a minimum of B2-intermediate level knowledge in English language (see List of required documents below)



Application procedure:

decision of acceptance can be made based on the documents submitted or a Skype interview; alternatively, an oral examination can be arranged in Szeged



Application period for the fall semester of the academic year 2024-2025: 1 January -15 June 2024 in Dream Apply



Application fee: 35 EUR (non-refundable; free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)

Entrance examination fee: 100 EUR (only applicable if entrance examination is required; free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)
Tuition fee: 3000 EUR per semester (free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)



List of required documents:


The application is in the SZTE Dream Apply:

1. Completed application form in the SZTE Dream Apply

2. Curriculum Vitae in English

3. Letter of interest in English

4. The requested level of English proficiency is B2 (intermediate) according to the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR); the certificate must be an international language exam (e.g.: TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL iBT test score of 72, or RPDT score 72; Cambridge First Certificate "B"; IELTS score of 5.5 at least)
5. School certificates:

(a) Copy of the BSc degree (for applicants for MSc programs – notarized English translation)
(b) Official full transcripts of your higher education studies (notarized English translation)
6. Copy of the passport (relevant page(s) where passport number, name, photo and date of expiry are visible)

7. Recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month).

8. 2 recommendation letters from recognized academic persons

9. An evidence of payment of 35 EUR non-refundable application fee

For further information please contact:

Dr. Zsolt Bereczki

assistant professor
bereczki.zsolt |at|

Friss Hírek

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