Job summary

Budapest, Szent István University, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
Apply before:
05 b, 2017

Agricultural Biotechnology Scholarship Programme 2017-2018

About this job

Szet Istvan University

Faculty of Horticultural Science

MSC in Agricultural Biotechnology

Language of instruction

Location of studies

Duration of studies: 4semesters

Availability of specialisation year: no

Availability of preparatory year: no

Short description of the study programme

The rapid development of molecular biological sciences requires the training of specialists who are ableto transform these achievements into practically useful technologies and products in everyday agricultural and horticultural practice. They will be able to provide the required amount of quality food for the world’s growing population. In addition, the graduates will have the know-how to develop new plant products (e.g.functional foods, pharmacologically active substances).

It is a full-time programme and lasts for 4 semesters. In the first two semesters students acquire theoretical knowledge(molecular biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics,plant physiology and microbiology) and a thorough training in basic laboratory techniques.

In the last two semesters they prepare their thesis, i.e. on individual scientific work.This is accompanied by introducing the students to the latest developments in specialized fields of applied agricultural biotechnology. MSc graduates will be able to work in agricultural research,in agricultural administrative or executive positions, or as specialists in a variety of agricultural production technologies(e.g. quality control, the seed industry, development and controlling of micropropagation and GMO technologies).

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) Entrance examination Minimum level of language proficiency (written)

Type of entrance examination (written/oral/both)

Description of selection and entrance examination process Assessment of the uploaded documents, language skills (language certificate is necessary: TOEFL, IELTS etc.), professional competence and motivation by programme leaders.

Skype interview, if necessary. 

Contact person

Family name: Dr. Végvári-Kothencz

Given name:  Zsuzsanna