Wednesday, 01 February 2023

Chemistry MSc

Title of the programme: Chemistry

Degree: Master of Science Program (MSc)

Starting dates: from September 1, each year - full time

Course status: HAC accredited Master degree course in English since 2015.

Duration of the course: 2 academic years with theoretical courses (3 semesters, 3x15 weeks/3x5 months), laboratory practicals (3 semesters, 3x15 weeks/3x5 months), one project work based on research in a group of the Department during the 2nd semester, and a diploma work based on research in another group of the Department during the 3rd and 4th (mainly) semesters.

Language of tuition: English

Description of the programme:

The programme is based on the accredited curriculum used at our university for Chemistry MSc studies. It was approved by the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association and the Hungarian Accrediting Committee. After meeting the requirements of the programme, four semesters of theoretical studies complemented by lab practical courses, the students will have an extended knowledge and understanding of the most important experimental and theoretical principles in chemistry, which fit them for employment as professional chemists in chemical and related industries or in public service. They will attain standard chemistry understanding and competences which will give them access to PhD programmes. They will have the ability to communicate their knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences and develop learning skills enabling them for continuously updating and renewing their chemistry knowledge. The length of the programme is 24 months (four semesters), which may be preceded with a preparatory module (English language and chemistry-specific preparatory courses ~8 weeks).

The four-semester theoretical education will contain courses of some mathematics, physics and informatics, all of them geared to the needs of the more demanding physical chemistry, industrial chemistry, analytical chemistry and computational/theoretical chemistry courses of the second semester, while the first semester also contains advanced inorganic, organic and biological chemistry courses. The theoretical education is closely intermingled with related practical courses. From the 2nd semester students must enter into research projects of the groups at the Department and they have to prepare a project work (short-term research in the 2nd semester) and one diploma work during the 3rd and 4th semester (longer-term research). The MSc module is closed with a final examination before the professors of the department.

Scholarships are available for successful candidates through the Tempus Public Foundation.

Exemption from English language exam certificate:

During the application to the programmes of the Faculty of Science and Informatics those applicants are not required to provide the English language exam certificates who are natives of one of the following countries and can officially demonstrate that their academic studies have been conducted in English.

Countries concerned:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Australia (also Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Keeling Islands, Cocos Islands)
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Antarctic Territory (also British Antarctica, Antarctica British)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (also Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean Territory (British))
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Channel Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Irish Republic
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand (also Niue, Tokelau, Cokelau, Cook Islands)
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St Kitts and St Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
  • UK
  • USA
  • Zimbabwe

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Application procedure:
• Application requirements: Chemistry BSc, intermediate level of English knowledge (plus see List of required documents below)
• Application period for the fall semester of the academicyear 2023-2024: 6 January -15 June 2023 in Dream Apply

Application fee: 35 EUR (non-refundable; free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)

Entrance examination fee: 100 EUR (only applicable if entrance examination is required; free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)
Tuition fee: 3600 EUR per semester (free for Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship owners/applicants)


List of required documents:

The application is in the SZTE Dream Apply:

1. Completed application form in the SZTE Dream Apply
2. Curriculum Vitae in English
3. Letter of interest in English
4. The requested level of English proficiency is B2 (intermediate) according to the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR); the certificate must be an international language exam (e.g.: TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL iBT test score of 72, or RPDT score 72; Cambridge First Certificate "B"; IELTS score of 5.5 at least, LanguageCert B2 level)
5. School certificates:

(a) Copy of the BSc degree (for applicants for MSc programmes – notarized English translation)
(b) Official full transcripts of your higher education studies ( notarized English translation)

6. Copy of the passport (relevant page(s) where passport number, name, photo and date of expiry are visible)
7. Recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month).
8. 2 recommendation letters from recognised academic persons
9. An evidence of payment of 35 EUR non-refundable application fee

For further information please contact:
Dr. Tamás Szabó Assistant professor (e-mail:



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