Eötvös Loránd University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
8380 EUR/year
8380 EUR/year
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The Astronomy programme of Eötvös Loránd University provides a comprehensive knowledge of astronomy including related interdisciplinary areas.


During the Astronomy programme of Eötvös Loránd University students will also acquire competencies in the wider field of scientific research, in the use of technical language, in team work and in the communication of scientific results, they will also develop an ability to resolve novel or unusual problems arising in a multidisciplinary context.

The objective of the Astronomy MSc programme is the formation of fully trained astronomers and astrophysicists capable of supervised observational and theoretical research in astronomy and related fields.

Strength of program

Our training extends to interdisciplinary areas overlapping with astronomy such as space physics or planetology. The training programme is built upon a set of courses providing a solid theoretical knowledge in astrophysics, celestial mechanics and galactic dynamics. Solar system studies as well as the use and processing of observational satellite data are given special attention during the training. Opportunities to develop students' observing skills are offered in our regular courses held at our own campus observatory equipped with a 40-cm RCC telescope, as well as at Hungary's prime astronomical observatory at Piszkéstető. The range of educational technology at our disposal also includes a digital planetarium. The training programme is maintained in close collaboration with a large number of invited lecturers from Hungary's prime astronomical research institute, the Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The training also imparts skills needed for scientific research, for the use of scientific terminology, for team work and for the communication of research results, all of which are potentially quite useful in a much wider area of applications.

Career paths

After completing the requirements listed above, students are awarded an MSc degree. The MSc degree qualifies its holder to take up positions in the relevant fields and to enlist to a postgraduate (PhD) study programme.

Job examples

Postgraduate (PhD) studentships at a Hungarian, European or international university research assistant's positions at a Hungarian, European or international research institute industry positions where a strong training in IT, signal processing, physics and electromagnetic wave analysis are an advantage, including telecommunications, computer technology, software companies, air control, satellite communications, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fields and particles
  • Partial differential equations
  • Relativity
  • Astronomical instrumentaion
  • Astronomical Informaion Technology
  • Astronomical spectroscopy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BSc degree or equivalent in physical sciences, earth sciences or any other area of natural sciences BSc-level knowledge of key areas of mathematics, physics and information technology (IT). If BSc degree is in (or with a specialisation in) physical sciences, this knowledge is assumed; otherwise, evidence in the form of transcripts must be presented.
  • Application form
  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcripts of records
  • CV
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport
  • Copy of the application fee transfer
  • Language certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4190 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8380 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4190 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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