2018. February 18., Sunday

Law and Political Sciences (PhD) in English

About the programme

The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged was established in 2002. In the previous period PhD students had participated in individual training. Our Doctoral School aims to give the opportunity for doctoral students to deepen their knowledge in legal research methodology and to gain more experience in the theoretical background and the practical issues according to their special professional interests. Our Doctoral School provides facilities to pursue doctoral studies in the frame of 6 alternative training programmes. Beside the well-known university professors, there are numerous PhD supervisor associate professors having much experience. The younger generation of scholars at the Faculty also undertakes supervising tasks, therefore, we can provide consultants to nearly any chosen research topics to those interested.


The core fields of the programmes are Historical and theoretical jurisprudence, Comparative law, Civilistic legal sciences, Public law, Criminal law, International and business law, European law, Public policy, Social security and administration, International relations, and the curriculum combines both theories and practices through law in action and legal case studies.


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 legal and social sciences. Due to the wide range of training programmes, not only law school graduates, but also those with master's degrees in industrial relations, social security, public administration, international relations or political sciences can be admitted to our Doctoral School.


Application requirements: Completed application form; Research proposal in 2-3 printed pages. (There is no specified format for research proposals but the following areas shall be covered: introduction, short literature review, knowledge or previous experience of research area, how the research project will make an original and independent contribution to knowledge, aims and objectives of the research project, and the language of the future dissertation); Curriculum Vitae; Two reference letters (references must be from academic professors); Scanned copies of Master’s degree certificate; Scanned copy of a transcript of academic record to date (if relevant); If the chosen language of the future dissertation is not the Student’s native language, scanned copies of any language qualifications (B2/intermediate or equivalent international language exam).


Online application


Start of the programme: February & September of each year

Tuition fee: 3500 EUR/semester


Registration fee: 1000 EUR


For more information visit our website or contact Dr. Zsuzsanna Fejes via e-mail or call +36 62 544482.


*Academic Records: an official English version OR translation of your full bachelor’s transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and an official English version OR translation of your bachelor’s diploma.

SZTE Experience


julieJulie Deschanels- Faculty of Law and Political Sciences- Business Law

I chose the University of Szeged, because it has a very good international reputation. When I previously checked the website of the University I liked the fact that Szeged is not too big and too small. I received a lot of help from the ESN mentors. I like Hungary and Szeged a lot and I’m enjoying my classes. When I have free time I go jogging, or play foosball with my friends. In Szeged I really love Süti, nem süti, the river and TIK, because it is just perfect place to study: specious place with full of students and books.


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.

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