As a preliminary it must be underlined that this program is based on a master degree (obtained at our faculty or elsewhere) in veterinary science or in any of the closely related agricultural, biological or medical sciences. For foreigners the language of this program is English.
According to the research activity the Ph.D. program consists of the following 3 sub-programs:
- Clinical and Applied Veterinary Medicine (including pathology and food hygiene)
- Veterinary Microbiology and Epidemiology
- Basic and Clinical Endocrinology (including the applied aspects of reproductive endocrinology)
Each of them involves many different themes, their concrete list, however, may change from year to year depending on the decision and actual financial basis of the different research teams. At the beginning the students must find a supervisor to guide their research activity and a theme which is proper for both of them and their supervisors.
This program takes for 3 years; the minimum period during which a participant should stay here is the complete first year + at least about 3 months in each the 2nd and 3rd year. If the student prefer to stay here longer, they may spend the whole 3 years period in Hungary. During this 3 years period the students must participate in different (compulsory and elective) courses and they are involved in research activity under the guidance of their supervisors. At the end of their 3 years study period the students must pass a final examination: its subject is determined in accordance with the selected theme of the candidate. Within 2 years after the end of this study period the students have to summarize their results in research in at least 2 papers published in international journals in English, as well as in a dissertation, which should be defended on a public debate.
If after completion of their veterinary education on graduate level our students want to join this program, they should have financial sources to cover (1) the bench fee + university overhead (e.g. currently altogether 5000 USD per year) of their Ph.D. studies as well as (2) a proper source for their subsistence costs in Hungary.
4-6 semesters long postgraduate courses completed with a second diploma
These courses are organized for veterinarians (practitioners, state veterinary officers, laboratory workers) who want to deepen their professional knowledge in particular disciplines and fields of veterinary activity in comprehensive form. The language of these courses is always Hungarian. Currently the following courses are available:
- Experimental toxicology
- Veterinary microbiology
- Small animal medicine
- State veterinary medicine and epidemiology (4
- Food hygiene and veterinary public health
Refreshment courses for practitioners
The Office organize also 1 to 5 days long refreshment courses focused on particular subjects within the veterinary medicine which are offered mainly for practitioners or laboratory workers. These courses are the part of the Hungarian continuing education system recognized by the by Hungarian Veterinary Chamber, in most of the cases their language is Hungarian.