Study Biology in English at Eötvös Loránd University
(ELTE), Budapest, Europe!
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• B.Sc. programCriteria of application and admission
The successful applicant must be at least 17 years of age, a graduate
from a high school or a senior secondary school with graduation equivalent to the General Certificate of Education
[UK] or high school diploma [US]), or must have at least three completed years of a four-year secondary
school where the last year is a pre-university program. The prerequisite
of acceptance is a good command of English.
Documents to be
enclosed to the application form: in addition
to the generally needed data and documents, the applicant should provide
information about her/his earlier studies and accomplishments,
in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Documents should be either
originals or attested copies in English, or authorized English translations.
(see “The application form” and “Application
and admission procedures”)
participate in intensive basic and advanced level courses to gain
an essential theoretical knowledge in the different fields of biology,
and to become familiar with the most important methods. The theoretical
and practical knowledge of B.Sc. graduates enables them to recognize and
analyze new scientific problems in biology, and to plan, perform and evaluate
simple laboratory or open field experiments for their investigation. The
knowledge obtained in the B.Sc. program also forms an excellent basis
for the continuation of studies in a M.Sc. program.
curriculum includes introduction to the major disciplines of science
that support various biological subjects (chemistry, physics, mathematics,
informatics - Module 2), basic courses in biology (Module 3), advanced
courses in biology (Module 4) and special courses (Module 5 - for
further details of the curriculum and the content of Modules see the “Curriculum
of the B.Sc. program”). In the case of the special courses
(starting form the 3rd semester), students have a certain freedom
of choice in assembling their own list of courses they wish to attend,
according to their interest and their later choice of M.Sc. program specialization.
Students must collect a total of 180 credits by passing the examinations
of theoretical courses, and earning a passing grade for practical training
(170 credits) as well as by writing a B.Sc. Thesis (10 credits). (For
the credit system and grading see “System of evaluation of students’ performance).
Thesis work To obtain their degree, candidates of B.Sc. have to write and orally present a “B.Sc. Thesis”. It must be an up-to-date critical review of the relevant scientific literature about a biological problem. A committee from teachers in the biology program will evaluate the „B.Sc. Thesis”.