|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Doctoral, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||8 semesters (240 ECTS)|
Master diploma (or higher)
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, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, State of Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The aim of the doctoral program is to develop research skills and enable students to attain knowledge in the fields of political, social, and cultural history. Special emphasis will be placed on Central European and Hungarian history as well as comparative and global histories.
The Entry Requirement is completed MA-level studies in the field related to the desired Ph.D. program and a minimum B2 level language exam.
Review of the candidates is based on the submitted application documents and on a Skype or personal interview. The applicants will be interviewed by an admission committee (entrance examination). In this interview, they will be asked about previous university achievements, the individual research plan and the scientific competence in the field of interest.
The Faculty’s doctoral council decides of acceptance or rejection on the grounds of the admission committees reports made following the interview. Maximum 20 positions are available for international Ph.D. candidates.
Before sending the application, please contact the head of the doctoral training programme you wish to study at!
Preparatory and Specialisation years are not available for Ph.D. studies.
For more information please contact:
Mr. Zsolt Horváth
Secretary of the Doctoral School
4-year training in 2 parts for 240 credits. Training and Research Period (1-4 semester, 120 credits ): 8 obligatory courses, 4 consultations. Each course and consultation worth 10 credit. At the end of the Training and Research Period, the student has to complete the Comprehensive Exam. Students who fail to take the Comprehensive Exam by the end of the 4th semester (until the deadline of the re-examination period), or should fail the Comprehensive Exam (even the reexamination) will lose their student status. Research and dissertation Period (5-8th semester,120 credits): 4 consultations (4X10 credits), scientific work (80 credits). After collecting all 240 credits the student receives the absolutorium and can start the Doctoral Process. Ph. D degree can be obtains during the Doctoral Procedure, which includes the Public Disputation of the Doctoral Thesis. The Thesis must be submitted 3 years after the Comprehensive Exam. The curriculum can be downloaded at: www.elte.hu/file/KPR_V_A_DOKT.pdf
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