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linguistics

Linguistics (PhD) - In English, Russian or German

About the programme

The educational programmes of the Doctoral School of Linguistics provide students with theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary for doing research into the theoretical, historical, typological and applied aspects of linguistics, as well as writing scholarly papers and a PhD dissertation. In the programmes, basic theoretical subfields of linguistics are introduced, such as phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and/or applied sciences in language teaching, research methods, writing papers and a PhD dissertation.

Rigorous coursework includes learning about theoretical issues and research directions. Our curriculum encourages students to develop critical thinking skills and various abilities of analysing and processing information. There is also a focus on developing skills to identify and solve scholarly problems, carry out research, and prepare publications. Graduates usually pursue careers in academic disciplines, teaching and translation.


The programmes of the doctoral school are the following (applicants have to apply to a specific program):

Altaic Studies (in English), English Applied Linguistics (in English), German Linguistics (in German), Russian Linguistics (in Russian), Slavic Historical Linguistics (in Russian), Theoretical Linguistics (in English)

Level of the programme: PhD

Language of the programme: English or Russian or German

Duration of the programme: 4 + 4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in theoretical, historical, typological and applied issues of languages. It is an advantage if the applicant has a Hungarian language and literature MA, Foreign languages MA, or Theoretical/Applied Linguistics MA.


Application requirements: MA degree, at least B2/intermediate level proficiency certified by an accredited language examination or otherwise (for language proficiency requirements specific to the educational programmes please click here), a research proposal and an individual interview in person or online.


Please choose a topic proposal and contact the doctoral school and the supervisor before submitting your application.


Online application

Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 3500 EUR per semester

Application fee: 35 EUR

Entrance Exam fee: 250 EUR


For further details of the programme visit our website or contact Assoc. Professor Karoly Bibok CSc via e-mail or call +36 62 343 041.

SZTE Experience


GloriaGloria Kafui Esi Zodanu - Faculty of Science and Informatics

I’m a Ph.D. student from Ghana and enrolled in a scholarship program. I heard about the university for the first time from a friend as a peaceful and friendly place to be. Indeed, the city of Szeged is a quiet, and peaceful place to live. My supervisor and HOD’S approach to teaching gives me a better insight and understanding of the program. The city is very friendly, and I go shopping and walking in my free time. The Dom square is a magnificent landmark, and the surrounding buildings are excellent reference points of a branded city of natural beauty. The most attractive place for me in Szeged is the zoo. Hungary is a beautiful country with the rivers such as the Danube, Tisza and the surrounding bridges. My expectations of the university and study environment keep improving by the day, and I’m delighted. I will recommend the university to because of the quality educational system for career development.


simsonSimson Ndadaleka Shaakumeni - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - PhD Studies

I heard about Stipendium Hungaricum from a fellow countryman. I would love to teach at a university one day, but a Doctorate degree is often required in order to do so. That is why I came to Szeged, where I am currently working on my doctoral thesis in educational science – my special field of interest is scientific literacy of students. Life is completely different in Namibia; it is mostly a rural country and agriculture is still hardly mechanised and many homesteads in villages in the countryside are built of wood. The weather is totally different from the one in Szeged, the cold and icy weather caught me by surprise after returning from Christmas holiday, I didn’t have proper shoes so my feet were constantly freezing.

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