|Study location||Hungary, Pécs|
|Type||Doctoral, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||8 semesters (240 ECTS)|
|Course code||Social Science|
Master diploma (or higher)
Minimally CEFR B2 level language exam certificate (TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge/ECL/TELC/Euroexam)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
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, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
or: TOEFL (iBT internet-based): 79 points; TOEFL (PBT paper-based): 550+ (www.ets.org/toefl) / FCE: 160+ (www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/first/) / Cambridge ESOL: B2 level (www.cambridgeenglish.org) / TELC: B2 level (www.telc.net/en.html) / ECL: B2 level (www.ecl-test.com/) / Euroexam: B2 level (www.euroexam.org/)
You do not have to submit an official English test result if one of the following criteria applies to you: English is your native language / You have continued your undergraduate/graduate studies in English (official proof must be attached) / You have continued your high school studies in English (official proof must be attached) / You have participated in a preparatory course organised by the UP or any other Hungarian institute (You have to submit the official transcript of your preparatory studies)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of Tempus Public Foundation: apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/
In order to be considered eligible for the Programme, applicants must hold a Master’s degree (MA, MSc, MBA) in a relevant field. Prospective students who do not possess a Master’s degree in Economics are advised to complement their studies with a Master of Business Administration degree at an accredited institution. Applicants who are still conducting their studies at the time of application must submit an official letter from their institution indicating the date of graduation. Students cannot enroll in the Program until they have successfully completed their studies at the Master’s level.
The University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics established its International
PhD Program in Regional Development for professionals who have collected several years
of experience in their field working at national, regional, and local levels of decisionmaking
or at think-tank organizations.
The aim of the program is to train high-quality professionals in the field of regional
development. This aim is achieved by a well-structured program that provides a strong
theoretical base and at the same time supports independent research under expert
supervision and by regular feedback.
The Program is designed to help students acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for
writing good quality doctoral dissertations. To serve this aim the Program supports
independent research by providing experienced faculty supervisors and professional
feedback at dissertation seminars. From the very beginning, the Program provides
methodological and practical support for individual research.
The International PhD Program in Regional Development combines the advantages of
contact-based and distance-based education drawing on the contribution of its recognized
national and international faculty. The educational period consists of four semesters
followed by another four semesters to finalize the PhD research.
Ms. Mária LAJOS