French Language, Literature and Culture MA


French Language, Literature and Culture MA


Philologist in French Language, Literature and Culture


Degree program



Accreditation number



Institute of Romance Studies


Department of French Language and Literature




4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits


Minimum number of students


Maximum number of students


Short description

With more than 235 years of research and teaching, the Department of French Studies of the Faculty of Humanities is the oldest French department in Hungary. A total of 20 qualified instructors, including three francophone lectors, provide the students with a multidisciplinary training composed of language classes; literature study, Middle Ages till present time; and French civilization courses.

In the scope of the Master Course students will have opportunities of preparation for doctoral studies.

Strength of program

The Master program will allow student to explore different areas of research, such as French Meidieval to contemporary literature, to practise the scientific analysis of discourse and literary texts, to conduct elaborate literary research, to form a clear and informed argument reflecting a deep linguistic understanding (synchrony and diachrony, theoretical and applied linguistics).

Career opportunities

The aim of this course is to train high-level specialists capable of meeting the specific demands of the labor market in the fields of cultural and intercultural exchange. In addition to local, national or international authorities in the public sector, it is important to underline the growing need for French graduates in the private sector, e.g. with multinational companies.

The training will also prepare the student to continue in one of the Doctoral Schools of the Faculty.

Our graduates find positions mainly int he sectors of education and research, tourism management, banking and finance, and intercultural communications.

Job examples

Scholar in French philology, organiser in various fields of French culture, expert on French culture, journalist, specialist in diplomatic affairs.

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

3,500 EUR

3,500 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

150 EUR (non-refundable)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

3,500 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Offered for the next academic year


Start program

06, Sep, 2018

Deadline for applications - September intake

24, Jul, 2018

Is there a February intake


Admission requirements

C1-level French (CEFR/CECRL). Depending on its (academic) profile, the applicant might be offered preparatory courses if this level of proficiency has not been reached yet.

Documents to submit with application
  • Online application form

  • Relevant pages of the passport. Scanned, in color all personal details and expiry date must be shown. Passport must be valid.

  • Proof of language proficiency. Official test result or certificate must be provided; see program specific proficiency requirements.

  • An official copy of your completed secondary education (high school). Notarized copy only on request.

  • Bachelor Degree. An official copy of your completed Bachelor degree.

  • Academic records. Also called "Transcript of records".

  • Statement of Purpose in English.  A maximum of 500 words. Also called "Letter of Motivation."

  • Copy of application fee transfer. A bank slip showing that the application fee has been transferred to the University’s bank account.


Additional documents for non-EEA applicants

  • Official bank account statement. Showing the cash flow of the past 12 months

  • Copy of Residence Permit. If the applicant is staying in Hungary with a Residence Permit

  • Copy of entry visa into the Schengen Zone. If the applicant has entered Hungary on a Schengen zone visa

Optional documents for admissions

  • A Curriculum Vitae in English. In MS Word format with one low resolution photo.

  • Research Proposal. Please consult with the coordinating department for more information.

  • Letter of Reference. Also called "Letter of recommendation." From a former instructor and/or employer.

  • Letter of Authorization. If the applicant uses the services of a non-contracted third party during the application process, a Letter of Authorization must be signed. Applications will not be processed without.

Application procedure

The application starts at 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 will only be processed if the application fee (150 EUR; non-refundable) has been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account. Keep in mind that processing the application might take 3 to 5 weeks—please make sure to apply on time if you require a visa to travel to Hungary.

Procedure of the entrance examination:

An entrance exam might be conducted, depending on your (academic) credentials. Should this be required, a member of the relevant department will contact you with more information, as to make sure you can prepare accordingly.

Program leader

Professor at Department of French Language and Literature

Program coordinator

International Student Services
TEL: +36-1-411-6500/2271 (ext.)
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 6-8, Main Building (Főépület) - Room 308

Office hours (in person admissions)

  • Mondays: closed

  • Tuesdays: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

  • Wednesdays: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

More information

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities