Students participating in the organized doctoral program

For students starting in 2016/17

  • The final certificate can be obtained by collecting 2400 credit points during the 8 semesters of the program.
    • Credit points for studies can be given for participating in the regular educational system (attending lectures, preparing for exams and mid-term projects, studying a designated subject individually, meeting the requirements of each course).
    • Credit points for research can be given for the progress in the scientific reserarch program, for the publication of the results in an international scientific forum and for patents.
    • Credit points for teaching can be given for teaching undergraduate courses 4 hours a week during the first 4 semester of the doctoral program.
    • Additional credit points for publication can be given for a publication in a leading international journal of the research field or in some special cases (awards) in leading conference proceedings.
    • Courses finished at other doctoral schools – also in foreign countries – can be accredited according to the work plan of the doctoral student accepted by the DHB and to the proposal of the supervisor.
    • The student has to prepare a document to verify the completion of his/her obligations of study – in agreement with the supervisor and consultant – by listing the courses/tasks completed with their respective credit points. The list is confirmed by the DHB. The final certificate is issued by the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics if it is supported by the DHB.
    • The students participating in the doctoral program can request the confirmation of his/her courses and the appointment of the members for the Committee of the doctoral examination, after he/she obtained the final certificate.
    • The Complex examination takes place on the end of the 2nd year, after having fulfilled the educational credit requirements (min. 90 credits). This is an oral exam, divided into two parts. In the 1st part the Complex Exam Committee evaluates viability of the Candidate's research, in the 2nd part the candidate's skills and background knowledge necessary for the completion of the dissertation. The purpose of this exam to ensure that the PhD Student has a thorough knowledge and research-ready skills of the field related broader subjects in which the dissertation is to be finished. The exam is graded on a 'Pass/Fail' basis. By successfully passing the Complex Exam the PhD Students enter in the research period. In caseof failing the theoretical part of the exam, the PhD Student can retake the exam once. If failing the dissertation part of the Complex exam, there is no possibility for a retake, the PhD student's Hungarian student status is terminated.
    • The annual research report of the students participating in the doctoral program consists of a written and a presentation part. The written report and a ppt presentation are mandatory, due by June 15, each year, the oral presentation can be made via videoconferencing if the student is abroad. The supervisor has to approve the reports.
    • The presentations of the annual research reports of the students participating in the doctoral program are organized into a public student mini-conference where professors and students of the Doctoral School are invited. The presentation of the annual reports of the doctoral students is public.

For students starting till 2015/16

  • The final certificate can be obtained by collecting 180 credit points during the first 6 semesters of the program.
    • Credit points for studies can be given for participating in the regular educational system (attending lectures, preparing for exams and mid-term projects, studying a designated subject individually, meeting the requirements of each course).
    • Credit points for research can be given for the progress in the scientific reserarch program, for the publication of the results in an international scientific forum and for patents.
    • Credit points for teaching can be given for teaching undergraduate courses 4 hours a week during the first 4 semester of the doctoral program.
    • Additional credit points for publication can be given for a publication in a leading international journal of the research field or in some special cases (awards) in leading conference proceedings.
    • Courses finished at other doctoral schools – also in foreign countries – can be accredited according to the work plan of the doctoral student accepted by the DHB and to the proposal of the supervisor.
    • The student has to prepare a document to verify the completion of his/her obligations of study – in agreement with the supervisor and consultant – by listing the courses/tasks completed with their respective credit points. The list is confirmed by the DHB. The final certificate is issued by the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics if it is supported by the DHB.
    • The students participating in the doctoral program can request the confirmation of his/her courses and the appointment of the members for the Committee of the doctoral examination, after he/she obtained the final certificate.
    • The doctoral examination can be taken within 3 years after the obtainment of the final certificate and the appointment of the committee members.
    • The annual research report of the students participating in the doctoral program consists of a written and a presentation part. The written report and a ppt presentation are mandatory, due by June 15, each year, the oral presentation can be made via videoconferencing if the student is abroad. The supervisor has to approve the reports.
    • The presentations of the annual research reports of the students participating in the doctoral program are organized into a public student mini-conference where professors and students of the Doctoral School are invited. The presentation of the annual reports of the doctoral students is public.
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