Doctoral School of Linguistics

Title

Doctoral School of Linguistics

Degree

Doctor (PhD) of Linguistics

Type

Degree program

Level

Doctoral

Accreditation number

MAB 2016/5/VII/8/2/964

Language

English

Duration

4+4 semesters (2+2 years)

ECTS credits

240

Minimum number of students

1

Maximum number of students

40

Short description

The goal of this program to prepare students for obtaining their PhD degree through acquisition of latest research methodologies, participation in conferences and teaching expertise in higher education.

The Doctoral School of Linguistics offers doctoral studies in the following fields:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • English Linguistics
  • Arabic Studies
  • Theoretical Linguistics
  • German Linguistics
  • Indian Studies
  • Intercultural Linguistics
  • Iranian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Language pedagogy and English applied linguistics (in English only)
  • Hungarian Linguistics
  • Mongolian Linguistics
  • Ancient Studies
  • Russian Linguistics
  • Romance Studies
  • Sinology
  • Slavic Linguistics
  • Turkic Studies
  • Uralic Languages and Linguistics
Strength of program

Doctoral training in the Doctoral School of Linguistics combines the tradition of almost 400 years of excellence in research and education with the flexibility expected from the members of the European Higher Education Area and outside of Europe. The Doctoral School of Linguistics covers the whole spectrum of linguistics; one can choose not only from the most popular research topics but from topics that besides their academic values also offer the cultural uniqueness in the life of the region.

Find the list of study units here
Career opportunities

According to the latest entrance exam statistics, the Faculty of Humanities is home of the best and most gifted students nationwide. With nearly 8,000 students, the Faculty has been a stronghold of scientific knowledge all over Hungary. Employers inside and outside Hungary are aware that a graduate from ELTE FoH will be of an extremely high standard. Coming to our faculty will increase your career prospects by the time you earn your degree.

Job examples

Research Institutes, Universities, Language Schools, Diplomacy, Press and Media

EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

420 EUR

2,600 EUR, to be paid in HUF at the exchange rate valid on the day of payment (the exact sum of the tuition fee will be fixed by the Faculty Council for every year)

Application fee

9000 HUF (non-refundable)

9000 HUF (non-refundable)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,600 EUR, to be paid in HUF at the exchange rate valid on the day of payment (the exact sum of the tuition fee will be fixed by the Faculty Council for every year)

Application fee

9000 HUF (non-refundable)


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

05, Sep, 2022

Deadline for applications - September intake

02, May, 2022

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2             

Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): B2

Please visit https://btk.elte.hu/en/phd/application for the list of language exams acceptable for the application.

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Online application form

-

Master-level degree

with good qualification

Academic CV

 

Research work plan

3-4 pages

Letter of recommendation

2

Certification of language competence

Please visit https://btk.elte.hu/en/phd/application for the list of language exams acceptable for the application.

Statement of the supervisor approving the research plan

 

List of publications

if available
Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process. 

Applications can be accepted for the topics offered by the supervisors of the doctoral schools. (To be published on the website of the Faculty)

Bank information for paying the application fee:

Beneficiary: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Account number: 10032000-01426201-00000000
IBAN: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
SWIFT: MANEHUHB
BIC: HUSTHUHB
Transfer information: FELVI-BTKPHD C104 C10401/16 

Procedure of the entrance examination:

The applicants will be interviewed by an admission committee (entrance examination). In this interview, they will be asked about previous university achievements, the individual research plan and the scientific competence in the field of interest.

Approximate date of the interviews: 16 May 2022 – 17 June 2022

The Faculty's doctoral council decides of acceptance or rejection on the grounds of the admission committee’s reports prepared following the interview.

Approximate date of the decision: 31 July 2022

The decision regarding admission or rejection will be sent by post or email by the Department of Doctoral and Academic Affairs.

The admission resolution does not create a student status in itself, only the personal enrolment at the University establishes the student status. Before sending the application, please contact the head of the doctoral training program in the frame of which you wish to study.

Place of entrance examination: 

Faculty of Humanities, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/A or Skype

Further details of selection and evaluation: 

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam. During this entrance exam, the candidate will be asked about previous university achievements, the individual research plan and the scientific competence in the field of interest.

Program leader

Prof. Dr. Gábor TOLCSVAI NAGY
Head of the Doctoral School of Linguistics

Program coordinator

Mr. Zsolt HORVÁTH
International PhD coordinator
E-mail: horvath.zsolt@btk.elte.hu
Postal address: H-1088 Budapest, Múzeum körút 4/A

Faculty of Humanities

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