About the programmeThe 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), 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
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 otherwise (for language proficiency requirements specific to the educational programmes please click here), a research proposal and an individual interview (online).
Please choose a topic proposal and contact the doctoral school and the supervisor before submitting your application.
Start of the programme: September of each year
Tuition fee: 3 500 EUR
Other fees: 250 EUR application and entrance exam fee