Scandinavian Studies MA

Title

Scandinavian Studies MA

Degree

Philologist in Scandinavian Languages and Literature

Type

Degree program

Level

Master

Accreditation number

FNYF/99-4/2016.

Language

Hungarian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish

Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits

120

Minimum number of students

1

Maximum number of students

15

Short description

Students of Scandinavian Studies will be able to acquire wide-ranging education, different skills and competences during their studies. The program provides courses in the liberal arts, special Scandinavian and philological studies, language skills development at a higher level, and special seminars on Scandinavian languages and cultures. Students will gain comprehensive cultural, historical and literary knowledge regarding the whole region of Scandinavia and especially a chosen Scandinavian language/country. In the scope of the Master course, students have a choice of specializations in linguistics and philology based on core studies, and preparation for possible academic fields.

Strength of program

The Master program aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge as a philological discipline (linguistic, literary and cultural studies) of Scandinavia to graduates who will thus be familiar with the fields and methods of academic research and be able to meet the requirements of the PhD program. Note that the program does not offer teaching qualifications.

Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty.

Career opportunities

In all fields requiring a university degree without specifications of majors, in PhD programmes requiring a major specific degree.

Job examples
  • Education and research
  • Management
  • Business
  • Banking
  • Journalism
  • Communications
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,200 EUR

2,200 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,200 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

07, Sep, 2020

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Jun, 2020

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below. Full credit acknowledgement is only given for a Bachelor’s degree in German Studies, Specialized in Scandinavian Studies.

In case of any other degree, each diploma will be considered individually. The applicant must have at least 50 credits in the field of Scandinavian studies (Linguistics, Literature and Culture) to enter the programme. Transcripts from your bachelor's degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). Details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.

Language requirements

Language certificate (advanced level) in Danish, Norwegian or Swedish languages (level of C1 referred to EU).

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Online application form

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Secondary school certificate

Notarized copy only on request.

Bachelor-level degree

An official copy of your completed Bachelor degree

Transcript of records

 

CV

In English, in MS Word format with one low resolution photo

Motivation letter

 

Copy of the main pages of the passport
(needs to be valid)

 

Copy of application fee transfer

 

Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer

 

Language certificate

Official test result or certificate must be provided;
see program specific proficiency requirements.

Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English

 

Optional documents for admissions

  • 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

Application deadlines

The deadline for application means the deadline of submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.

Period 1 for September intake: 01/02-15/04/2020 23:59 (CET)

Period 2 for September intake: 16/04-30/06/2020 23:59 (CET)

The application procedure includes 2 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Humanities ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods.

Procedure of the application

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 will only be processed if the application fee (150 EUR; non-refundable) has been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account.
For further information and details about transferring the application fee please visit our Faculty’s website: btk.elte.hu/prospective-students-financial-issues

BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS OF OUR UNIVERSITY
IBAN Bank Account: HU 03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
BIC/SWIFT code: HUSTHUHB
Name of the University: EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY, ELTE BTK
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/a, Hungary
Name of the Bank: Hungarian State Treasury Ltd. (Magyar Államkincstár)
Address of the Bank: 1139 Budapest, Váci út 71.

PLEASE DO NOT MISS TO ADD IN THE MESSAGE SECTION:
Name of applicant
AY (for example: 2020/21/1)
The University’s sub-account number: AC9201/04

Entrance examination and selection process

When the university receives the full application package and it is checked by the Department of International Affairs an entrance exam date option will be sent no later than the application deadline for the relevant period. Please, check your messages in the application system, and the e-mail address that is linked to the account regularly. The applications are examined by the Admission Board no later than after each application period and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system after the decision is official. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system within a few days.

Procedure of the entrance examination

The entrance exam contains a discussion about the motivation of the applicant. Successful applicants must have a good command of English to pass the entrance exam.  The entrance exam can be taken in person or via Skype. Ranking is based on the overall evaluation of academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Program leader

Dr. Péter MÁDL
Head of the Department of Scandinavian Studies

Program coordinator

Department of International Affairs
E-mail: admission@btk.elte.hu
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4.

More information
Website

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities

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