|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Master, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Philologist in Czech Language and Literature)|
|Course code||Arts and Humanities|
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below. Full credit acknowledgement is only given for a bachelor’s degree in Slavonic Studies, Specialized in Czech Studies.
In the case of any other degree, each diploma will be considered individually. The applicant must have 30 credits in the field of Czech language, linguistics, literature or culture studies which might be acquired during the MA studies according to the Academic Regulations of the university.
Transcripts from your bachelor’s degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.
The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). Details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Czech.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Russia, Saint Lucia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, State of Palestine, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Yemen.
Medium level language competence in Czech (B2 level).
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
-Secondary school certificate. Notarized copy only on request.
Optional documents for admissions
-Curriculum Vitae in English. In MS Word format with one low-resolution photo
The aim of the program is to prepare students to become well-trained specialists in Czech philology. Students acquire comprehensive knowledge of Czech literature from its early period to date in a European context, as well as extensive knowledge of Czech grammar and the history of Czech language. Moreover, they get acquainted with the latest linguistic theories, sociolinguistics, textology, lexicology, stylistics and phraseology. Developing both oral and written proficiency in Czech is an important component of our education program. The program ends with the thesis on a chosen subfield of Czech philology.
The MA program consists of a basic common component compulsory for everybody (60 credits) and an optional specialization (22 credits). This program is recommended to applicants who have a special interest in Czech language and literature and wish to work in an area that requires Czech language skills or is related to Czech culture.
This program enables students to work as a specialist of Czech philology in the economic, cultural, political or social field. There are many opportunities for young professionals with an excellent command of Czech language and a good understanding of the Czech culture as well as that of historical, economic and social trends in contemporary Czech Republic.
Strength of program
Students graduating from our university with an MA degree in Czech Studies have general knowledge of philology with specialization in Czech literature and linguistics. The structure of our MA program is flexible and meets the needs of students with various interests. The strength of the course is also indicated by the scholarly achievements of the department staff (eg. regular participation in national and international conferences, regularly organized international conferences on Slavistics, numerous books and other national and international publications.)
Entry requirements: A B2-level in the target language or a diploma in the target language.
Entrance exam: Yes
Type of entrance exam: Oral
Entrance exam location: Electronic
Entrance examination and selection process: The application documents are processed by the Department of International Affairs and then forwarded to the department responsible for the given degree programme. The department checks the documents and organizes an interview by telephone, online (e.g. Skype) or in person. After the entrance interview, the department comes to a decision and informs the Department of International Affairs.
Mr Rezső Jarmalov
Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator
Preparatory year available: No
Specialisation year available: No
Minimum number of scholarship holders: 2
Maximum number of scholarship holders: 20
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
Students graduating from our university with an MA degree in Czech Studies have an opportunity to work for Czech or/and Hungarian joint companies, in the field of culture or the educational sector, in the tourist industry, or to find employment related to cooperation between Czech Republic and Hungary in a broader sense. Our graduates can also engage in an academic career and after completing doctoral training and a successful defense of a doctoral dissertation obtain a PhD degree.
-Scholar in Czech Studies
-Organizer in various fields of Czech culture
-Expert on Czech culture
-Specialist in diplomacy