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14 Dec 2022

Biology BSc

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 of 2 semesters)
  • Non-refundable application fee: 140 Euro
  • Head of the Institute: Professor Dr Robert GÁBRIEL
  • Academic Coordinator: Edit POLLÁK Ph.D. Associate Professor

Description of the program:

The Biology BSc line offers a 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 center. 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 the 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!


  • 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:

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

Some famous biologists 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