Logo of University of Debrecen

PHDDoctoral School of Linguistics [Arts and Humanities]

More information



Program description:
We are especially interested in syntax, morphology, semantics, and pragmatics; as well as in the more interdisciplinary fields of computational linguistics, discourse analysis, first and second language acquisition and sociolinguistics. With a firm devotion to linguistic theory, we also welcome and encourage experimental and corpus-driven approaches to the study of language; and with a focus on English, we are also open to other languages of the world.
Only students with a university/MA degree are accepted, based on an interview that evaluates the applicant’s scholarly performance, research proposal, and general professional intelligence. Doctoral students may be engaged in teaching in the undergraduate program of the University of Debrecen.
For general inquiries, please visit this page:

Entry requirements:
Relevant Master degree, research plan

Students need to contact a supervisor. In the application the name of the supervisor who accepted the student has to be mentioned. Applications without a selected supervisor cannot be accepted. List of supervisors at the Doctoral School: doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=191&lang=EN&di_ID=32

Entrance exam:

Type of entrance exam:

Entrance exam location:

Entrance exam description:
The professional evaluation of the educational materials (degree, transcripts, results) and the research topic is the task of the relevant Doctoral School. This evaluation is followed by a Skype interview with one of the professors of the Faculty, which aims to check the applicant’s level of motivation, language skills and professional knowledge. (In case of a missing certificate about the English language proficiency we conduct a Skype interview in order to check the applicant’s English language skills.)

Ms Lilla Fónai
Admissions Officer

Preparatory year available:

Specialisation year available:

Not available for applying at the moment
Not available for applying at the moment