2018. March 19., Monday

History (PhD)

In English, in German, in French and in Turkish


About the programme

The Doctoral School is built on four different programmes: Ancient History, Medieval Studies, Modern History, and Comparative and Contemporary History. The programmes focus on the history of the Roman Empire and ancient India, the history of Hungary in the pre-medieval era and the Middle Ages, the history and archaeology of the Eurasian Steppe, early-modern Hungarian history, Habsburg and Ottoman relations, the history of the Mediterranean world, and contemporary social and political history. Research areas cover cultural studies, paleography of scripts in several languages, history of popular culture, history of ideas, history of political thought, and historiography. Many of our graduates have attained fellowships at various universities, research centres and in departments of different universities; others hold highly valued positions in government offices and public education.

Language of the program: English, German, French, Turkish

Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240

Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in the modern approaches of the research of history. We recommend our programmes to students who have proficiency in classical and modern languages and have thorough knowledge in intercultural relations.

Application requirements: MA degree, a demonstrated proficiency in English or German, French, Turkish (B2/ Intermediate), a letter of motivation, research plan, and/or other languages as required by the specific subprogramme and an individual interview online.

Online application

Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 3500 EUR

Other fee: 250 EUR application and entrance exam fee

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Sandor Papp via e-mail or call +36 62 544 464 regarding the application process or details of the programme.

SZTE Experience

simsonSimson Ndadaleka Shaakumeni - Faculty of Arts - PhD Studies

I heard about Stipendium Hungaricum from a fellow countryman. I would love to teach at a university one day, but a Doctorate degree is often required in order to do so. That is why I came to Szeged, where I am currently working on my doctoral thesis in educational science – my special field of interest is scientific literacy of students. Life is completely different in Namibia; it is mostly a rural country and agriculture is still hardly mechanised and many homesteads in villages in the countryside are built of wood. The weather is totally different from the one in Szeged, the cold and icy weather caught me by surprise after returning from Christmas holiday, I didn’t have proper shoes so my feet were constantly freezing.


Gizem Gültekin – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I am studying at University of Szeged as a former Erasmus student, currently as a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder. Both the institution and the town are wonderful. Many entertainment and sports facilities are provided, and it is also easy to make new friends. It is a great experience to attend the University, and I would like to stay in Szeged and continue my academic studies.