Corvinus University of Budapest
Major: Horticultural Science
Language of instruction: English
Degree (BA, MA, PhD. etc): PhD
Name of institution: Corvinus University of Budapest
Address: Fõvám tér 8, H-1093 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: (+36-1) 482 5000
Fax: (+36-1) 482 5023
Contact person: Mrs Juhász, Erzsébet Boncsér
Type and name of degree:
Ph.D. in Horticultural Science
Duration of studies:
- MSc degree, Dipl. Ing. or its equivalent in the field of agronomical, biological or horticultural area
- Good knowledge of English
- Previous participation in scientific activities (publications).
Fees (application, tuition, others):
Application fee EUR 40
Tuition fee EUR 4 000
Thesis evaluation and defending procedure EUR 1 000
In order to meet the information requirements of the training and research activities carried out in its seven faculties, the Corvinus University of Budapest has a network of libraries with special collections which are in many ways unique in comparison with other libraries in Hungarian higher education. Major components of this library network are: the Central Library, the Library of the Faculty of Public Administration (Bibliotheca Publica), the Library and Archive of the Faculties of Horticulture, Food Science and Landscape Architecture (Entz Ferenc Library and Archives).
The Central Library is an academic library with the largest special collection of economics and business administration materials in Hungary. The Library purchases mainly the official publications of Hungarian economic and business administration literature, and selected documents related to the training and research in the field of social sciences, namely international relations, political sciences, sociology, informatics, environmental protection etc.). The European Documentation Centre is also the part of the Central Library.
The Entz Ferenc Library and Archives is a public, scientific special library having nationwide functions. Its main fields of interest are the special literature of horticulture, food science, landscape architecture and environmental protection.
Bibliotheca Publica is a scientific special library for the specific purpose to educate and train public administration experts. Bibliotheca Publica is unique in the sense that it is the only library which collects the complete Hungarian professional literature in the field of public administration (administrative law/civil law, public administration, administrative policy).
At the beginning of each semester students get a computer access. There are several computer rooms at the students' disposal which offer software packages for word-processing, spreadsheet-designing, statistical tasks, programming and database management (Windows system - Word, Excel, Netscape, Pegasus mail, Visual basic, etc). The rooms are equipped with LaserJet printers. All the computers have internet access. Students can access the wireless Internet and CorNet by using the VPN Connection.
The University has several gyms. The possible sports activities available free of charge to all university students include: volleyball, basketball, body-building, table-tennis, swimming, athletics, etc.
International students are responsible for their own housing arrangements. However the International Office and other study programme offices will provide all possible assistance to the students in finding appropriate lodging. It is suggested that students rent a flat or share a rented flat. The real estate agencies
Subjects: in vitro and in vivo studies concerning the following areas
1. Horticultural biology (genetics, biotechnology, physiology,
2. Ornamental plants and dendrology
3. Medicinal and aromatic plants
4. Fruit bearing plants
6. Vegetables and cultivated fungi
7. Horticultural plant medicine
Actual research topics can be