|Nominal duration||4+4 semesters (2+2 years) (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.
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
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
Letter of recommendation (not obligatory)
List of publications (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.
PhD Programme is intended for students that wish to pursue a research-oriented career in Psychology, students who interested in carrying out distinguished scholarly activities: have original, independent and critical thinking, and are able to develop of research-based knowledge in their selected fields of specialization. Students who are awarded Ph.D. degrees, are expected to have developed competence as teachers. Psychology PhD Programme provides you academic degree, promotes acquisition of advanced skills and abilities for academic research, and gives academic (teaching) practice.
Behavioural Psychology Program
Clinical Psychology and Addiction Program
Cognitive Psychology Program
Personality and Health Psychology Program
Socialization and Psychology of Social Processes Program
Sports and Health Psychology Program
Strength of the program:
The Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University is situated in the heart of Budapest and is one of the main institutions of Hungarian psychological education and research. The number of our lecturers exceeds 100 and we maintain good professional relations with more than 50 organizations including major Hungarian research institutes.
The doctoral programme in psychology began at ELTE in 1993, and from the outset, covered a wide spectrum of areas of psychology. Within its framework, both basic and applied research has gained ground, and various disciplines of psychology have gained representation. The programme – according to the differentiation of psychological sciences, ELTE’s tutoring capacity and the diversified disciplines – was originally complex and divided into several branches, but these branches have also always been intertwined, forming an integrated unit. Over the past two decades, the programme has changed to a small extent, partly owing to the improvement of certain disciplines, partly to personnel changes and partly to the restructuring of the Doctoral School.
A psychological doctoral programme from ELTE qualifies their doctoral fellows to conduct high-level research in psychology by providing sophisticated theoretical and methodological background to them. After obtained PhD degree, our PhDs find jobs or apply for postdoctoral grants successfully all over the world.
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