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PhDDoctoral School of Psychology

Tuition fee €4,900 per semester
Application fee €120 one-time
Examination fee €120 one-time
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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.

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.

Programme structure

Programs at the Doctoral School of Psychology

  • Behavioural Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology and Addiction
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Personality and Health Psychology
  • Socialization and Psychology of Social Processes
  • Sports and Health Psychology

Career opportunities

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.

Job examples:
• Researcher
• University lecturer
• Data-analyst

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States