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Linguistics (PhD) - In English, French, Russian or German

About the programme

The educational programmes of the Doctoral School of Linguistics provide students with theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary for doing research into the theoretical, historical, typological and applied aspects of linguistics, as well as writing scholarly papers and a PhD dissertation. In the programmes, basic theoretical subfields of linguistics are introduced, such as phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and/or applied sciences in language teaching, research methods, writing papers and a PhD dissertation.

Rigorous coursework includes learning about theoretical issues and research directions. Our curriculum encourages students to develop critical thinking skills and various abilities of analysing and processing information. There is also a focus on developing skills to identify and solve scholarly problems, carry out research, and prepare publications. Graduates usually pursue careers in academic disciplines, teaching and translation.


The programmes of the doctoral school are the following (applicants have to apply to a specific program):

Altaic Studies (in English), English Applied Linguistics (in English), French Linguistics (in French), German Linguistics (in German), Russian Linguistics (in Russian), Slavic Historical Studies (in English), Theoretical Linguistics (in English)

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 theoretical, historical, typological and applied issues of languages. It is an advantage if the applicant has a Hungarian language and literature MA, Foreign languages MA, or Theoretical/Applied Linguistics MA.

Application requirements: MA degree, at least B2/intermediate level proficiency certified by an accredited language examination or (for language proficiency requirements specific to the educational programmes please click here) a research proposal and an individual interview (online).


Online application

Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 3 500 EUR

Other fees: 250 EUR application and entrance exam fee


For further details of the programme visit our website or contact Assoc. Professor Karoly Bibok CSc via e-mail or call +36 62 343 041.

SZTE Experience


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My first impression about Szeged was, that it is „a standard lovely Western city. You can see colourful buildings everywhere; enjoy the sunshine, walk in the nature, study in the bright, high-tech library”. I think this is a perfect place for students where they can experience sparkling culture diversity, enjoy the peacefulness of everyday life, meet a lot of kind and motivating people, enjoy the inspiring academic atmosphere, taste the food not only from Hungary but also from the world. I can call Szeged my second home.


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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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