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Program description:
The Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences is the only doctoral school specializing in the field of public administration in Hungary. The aim of the Doctoral School’s program is to provide postgraduate-level education to professionals (researchers and practitioners) working in the field of public administration. The Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences focuses on 7 areas of research: – History of State and Public administration – Jurisprudence – Organizational studies in Public Service and Sociology – Economic Sciences – Political Sciences and Governance Studies – Public Administration personnel – International and European Studies The organised training lasts 8 semesters and applies the system of credit points. In order to successfully finish their training and receive their leaving certificate (absolutory) by the end of the 8th semester, PhD students must obtain at least 240 credit points and B2 level in two foreign languages. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a PhD degree in Public Administration Sciences.

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MS/MSc degree

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An application for an organised PhD programme must be submitted to the AOC (The Academic Organisational Centre of the University) using the application form specified in the manner and until the deadline announced in the entrance information brochure. With regard to an application for an individual study programme, the publication results, equalling are least 10 publication points, of research activities must be documented. If an application is insufficient in form, the AOC calls on the applicant to provide any missing documents. If a missing document is not made available until the deadline set forth in the call for applications, the application will be turned down. Any rejection must be justified specifically, item by item. The head of the DS (Doctoral School) invites applicants who submitted applications sufficient in form to an interview (on Skype) in May. The examination of applicants applying for individual preparation is an exception to the above. The admission committee has at least three members. Its chair is the head or deputy head of the DS and its members are the head and an invited expert of the research field involved. The supervisor concerned may be present at the interview not possessing the right to vote. At the interview, the applicant’s scientific (professional) performance, previous research activities and foreign language proficiency are checked, with points awarded. A maximum of 100 points may be obtained at the interview.

Ms. Éva Ale
Doctoral school coordinator

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Doctoral Regulation

The documents that the institute needs in the 2nd round can be found in this document on page 23:

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States