Doctoral School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Faculty of Natural Sciences (TTK)

8 semesters

The Doctoral School of Mathematics and Computer Science education is at the cutting edge of applied mathematics and some fields of pure mathematics. Study and research environment is provided by the departments of BME's Institute of Mathematics together with the Department of Computer Science and Information Theory in collaboration with Alfréd Rényi Institute, Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI) and our industrial partners: MNB, Morgen Stanley. Research areas include – but are not restricted to Analysis, Quantum information theory, Geometry, Algebra and number theory, Stochastics, Statistics,Dynamical systems, Differential equations, Data science, Complex network theory, Combinatorics, Statistical physics, Coding theory and cryptography, Reaction kinetics.

Fields of Study

Algebra and number theory
Analysis and quantum information theory
Differential equations
Differential- and algebraic Geometry
Stochastics and Statistical physics
Dynamical Systems and Fractal geometry
Statistics and Data science
Coding Theory and cryptography
Discrete Math. and Theor. Computer Sci.
Complex networks theory
Operational research

Start September and February

For our PhD programs, general minimum requirements are an eligible MSc degree, document of English language proficiency, and and successful admission exam. Candidates must demonstrate the necessary background knowledge to carry out successful work in their chosen research field. Detailed information on admission can be found at the PhD school’s web page.

You can study at BME with a scholarship or as a self-funded student, by paying tuition fees. Various scholarships help you cover tuition fees and your living expenses during your studies. Successful PhD students may receive additional support from research grants.

Structure of program

Our program focuses on independent research under supervision. PhD students complete advanced courses, and improve their presentation skills by guided teaching and participation in international conferences. BME’s national and international academic and industrial partners provide a lively research environment. PhD degree is awarded based on the candidate’s published results and a thesis defense.


Guided research

supervisor guides and helps research work

Research work
  • publication in peer reviewed intemational journals
  • presentation of results at international conferences

Midterm evaluation

Comprehensive examination
  • evaluation of scientific background and research progress
  • completion required to enter second half of training


Advanced courses
  • advanced elective courses and participation in intertaional summer schools / workshops support your research
Teaching under guidance
  • teaching BSc/MSc courses under supervision develop further your presentation and communication skills


Public thesis defence

Career options

Most of our former Ph.D. students who decided to leave academia after getting the Ph.D. degree have gained well-paid jobs in the industry, mostly at financial technology firms or insurance companies. Many of those who continued their academic career got postdoctoral fellowships at excellent universities like Sorbonne, St Andrews University, Warwick University, Insitute of Mathematics Polish Academy of Sciences, Einstein Institute Jerusalem, Medison, University of British Columbia, ETH Zürich, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics Bonn, Univ. of Helsinki, LMU Munich, Courant Institute New York, CNRS Marseille.

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