Doctoral School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences (TTK)

8 semesters

The Doctoral School of Physical Sciences provides elite education in science and technology in the felds of frontline theoretical, experimental, and applied research. Study and research environment is provided by the departments of BME's Institute of Physics and Institute of Nuclear Techniques, in collaboration with research institutes of excellence of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network (Academy of Sciences) and industrial partners. Research areas include – but are not restricted to – condensed matter physics and materials science, quantum technology, quantum computing and communications, classical and quantum field theory, nanophysics and nanotechnology, spintronics, laser physics, complex networks, medical physics, applied and quantum optics, and nuclear technology and reactor physics.

Fields of Study

Condensed matter and materials science
Field theory
Quantum technology and computing
Nanophysics and nanotechnology
Statistical physics
Nuclear and reactor physics
Medical physics
Fusion and plasma physics
Applied and quantum optics
Complex networks and data science
Computational physics

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 also complete advanced courses, and improve their presentation skills by guided teaching and participation in international conferences. PhD degree is awarded based on the candidate’s published results and a thesis defense.


Guided research
  • supervisor guides and helps research work
Scientific Communication
  • publication in peer reviewed international journals
  • presentation of results at international conferences

Midterm evaluation

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


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


Public thesis defense

Career options

Our PhD degree certifies your ability to conduct independent research. Many of our former students work as professors or researchers all over the world, and are leading developers at innovative companies. Our degree grants prestigious and high-paying jobs at companies specialized in a broad range of emergent fields, including novel materials, quantum technology, data science and artificial intelligence, sustainable energetics and nuclear technologies, medical device development, semiconductor industry, financial analysis and risk management.

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