Biology BSc

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Institute of Biology

Key information:

  • Duration of training: Full-time 3 years/6 semesters (180 Credits)
  • Deadline of application: 30/June
  • Starting date: 1/September (autumn intake only)
  • Tuition Fee: 5000Euro/academic year (consists 2 semesters)
  • Non-refundable application fee: 140 Euro
  • Head of the Institute: László MOLNÁR CSc Associate Professor
  • Academic Coordinator: Edit POLLÁK PhD Associate Professor

Description of the programme:

The Biology BSc line offers full 3-year-education in biology. The study program for the full-time training offers a complete education in biology, with special directions particularly in neurobiology, genetics, microbiology, animal and plant ecology, botany, zoology, and plant physiology. Special directions in the second year have two modules: infra-individual (means more laboratory practice and cellular biology) and supra-individual (means more ecology) courses. Each module has 5-8 subjects with lectures, seminars and laboratory practices. The basic subjects are presented in lectures, seminars and laboratory work. The program provides a wider view of the related scientific fields (chemistry and physics). The students will familiarize their knowledge with the most modern instrumentation in our new research centre. It covers all aspects of education, research and innovation in the fields of biomedical, natural and environmental sciences. It also provides an opportunity to join the research work in 22 different research groups operating in the building. The program requires completion of 180 credits.

Admission requirements:

  • Finished High school diploma
  • Good grades in high school leaving examination/A-levels especially in Biology and Chemistry
  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school
  • Demonstrated evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency – B2 intermediate level
  • Medical certificate, vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B, C) and HIV test, and results of Chest X-Ray
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • The applicant must turn 18 years old or should be older by the day of enrolment to the current BSc study program

Topics that you should know before the entrance exam (examples):

Biogenic molecules, enzymes, Structure of cells, Anatomy, phylogenetic and physiology of the organ systems, Taxonomy of the plant and animals

Some example questions that can come up during the entrance exam:

  • List the parts of a eukaryotic cell, choose one of them and characterize it!
  • Characterize the anatomy structure and phylogenetic of the alimentary canal!

Some famous biologist in history:

  • Johann Gregor Mendel
  • Charles Robert Darwin
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan
  • James D. Watson
  • Tamás Freund
  • Péter Somogyi
  • Michael W. Young
  • Vilmos Csanyi
  • Barna Páll-Gergely

Modules:

  • 1st year
    • Plant Anatomy and Morphology
    • Comparative Anatomy I. & II.
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Zoo taxonomy and systematics
    • Introduction to the Scientific Bibliography
  • 2nd year
    • Basic developmental biology
    • General Ecology
    • Comparative Physiology
    • Microbiology
    • Plant Physiology
    • Microtechniques
    • General toxicology
  • 3rd year
    • Molecular biology
    • Basic Genetics
    • Human Biology
    • Ethology
    • Models in Neurobiology
    • Degree works/Thesis writing

Further Education Opportunities:

  • Biology MSc
  • Biotechnology MSc

Future Job Opportunities:

  • Higher education institutions
  • Research institutes
  • Health care industry
  • Food industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Agriculture industry
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Nature conservation institutions
  • Environmental protection institutions

Application procedure: see How to apply

Further contact:
Erika SZILÁGYI-KISPAP
International coordinator
Phone: +36 72 503-600/24283
E-mail: contact

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