|Study location||Hungary, 1053 Budapest|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Philologist in Polish Language and Literature)|
|Tuition fee||€2,200 per semester|
|Application fee||€150 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable!
|Examination fee||€100 one-time|
Undergraduate / Bachelor diploma (or higher)
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 Slavonic Studies, Specialized in Polish Studies.
In the case of any other degree, each diploma will be considered individually. The applicant must have 50 credits in the field of Polish studies. 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.
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.
Medium level language competence in Polish (B2 level).
Depending on its (academic) profile, the applicant might be offered preparatory courses if this level of proficiency has not been reached yet.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A maximum of 500 words.
— Secondary school certificate. Notarized copy only on request
Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English
Optional documents for admissions
The aim of this MA program is to prepare students to become well-trained specialists in Polish philology. Students participating in this MA program acquire comprehensive knowledge of Polish literature from its early period to our age in a European context, as well as extensive knowledge of Polish grammar and the history of the Polish language. Moreover, they get acquainted with the latest linguistic theories, sociolinguistics, textology, lexicology, stylistics and phraseology. Developing both oral and written proficiency in Polish is an important component of our program. The program ends with the preparation of a degree thesis on a chosen subfield of Polish philology.
The MA program consists of a basic common component compulsory for everybody (60 credits) and an optional specialisation (22 credits).
This program is recommended to applicants who take a vivid interest in Polish language and literature and wish to work in an area that requires Polish language skills and is related to Polish culture. Note that the program does not offer teaching qualifications.
This program enables students to work as specialists of Polish philology in the economic, cultural, political or social fields. There are many opportunities for young professionals speaking Polish at a high level and understanding Polish culture as well as the historical, economic and social trends in contemporary Poland.
the history of Polish literature and literary criticism
Polish and Hungarian phraseology – comparative studies
Text linguistics (“the world of Polish texts’)
Strength of program
Students graduating from our university with an MA degree in Polish have general knowledge of philology with specialization in Polish literature and linguistics. The structure of our MA program is flexible and the wide range of specialisations fulfil the needs of students with various interests. Our department is specializing in linguistics in general and in LWV (Linguistic World View), cognitive linguistics, aspectology and lexicology in particular. The strength of our MA program is also indicated by the scholarly achievements of the department staff (regularly organized international conferences on polonistics, numerous books and other international publications)
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
Students graduated from our university with an MA degree in Polish have opportunity to work for Polish or/and Hungarian joint companies, in the field of culture or the educational sector, in the tourist industry, or to find work related to cooperation between Poland and Hungary in a broader sense. Our graduates can also enter an academic career and after completing a three-year doctoral training and a successful defense of a doctoral dissertation obtain a PhD degree.
Scholar in Polish philology
Organizer in various fields of Polish culture
Expert on Polish culture
Specialist in diplomatic affairs