|Nominal duration||4+4 semesters (252 ECTS)|
|Awards||PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)|
|Tuition fee||€4,900.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€120.00 one-time|
|Examination fee||€120.00 one-time|
Graduate / Master diploma (or higher)
Applicants are expected to present the documentation of their MA/MSc diploma with at least good average.
The Doctoral School of Education asks all applicants to contact the Person in Charge of the Programme. The list of them can be found on the following link: www.ppk.elte.hu/en/programmes/doctoralpr/eduPhD/researcht
If the applicant is applying for the Language Pedagogy track, an entry requirement is a Master’s Degree in Language Pedagogy, although in exceptional cases a Master’s degree obtained in a closely related field (e.g. Applied Linguistics) may also be accepted.
For the Sports and Health Promotion Program: MA/MSc in education, pedagogy, teacher training, psychology, recreation, physical education teacher program, sports coach, sports manager, health educator, nutritionist, physiotherapist.
If the applicant takes their final examination during the current semester and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.
This programme is not available for Hungarian citizens.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C1
The language of instruction for the entire programme is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
Copy of application fee transfer
Entrance exam fee
List of publications (not obligatory)
Letter of recommendatin (not obligatory)
An official English translation of the MA certificate if the language of the original is not English. It can be a translation from the university too.
Our programme comprises of both course-based and research-based elements. The aim of the doctoral programme is to enable students to conduct research in accordance with the common national and international standards in pedagogy. Academic research competencies of students are to be developed in order to enable them to carry out solid research, write and defend dissertations, and be prepared for working in tertiary education or research centres. Therefore, the credits students have to earn during their studies are divided in the following proportion: 33% for courses, 5% for complex examination, 45% for academic research, and 17% for teaching in tertiary education.
Adult Learning and Education Program
European Doctorate in Teacher Education Program (EDiTE)
Language Pedagogy Program
Special Education Program
Sports and Health Promotion Program
Theoretical and Historical Pedagogy Doctoral Program
Strength of the program
The supervisors at the doctoral school support their students’ research work and introduce them into the field of professional and academic public life relying on the research findings, qualifications as researchers and teachers in their academic field, and participation in various international research projects.
• Academic staff
• Reflective jobs, such as programme associate, programme manager, social service administrator, research coordinator