Doctoral Programmes

educational sciences

Educational Sciences (PhD)

Educational Sciences (PhD)

2016. March 08.
2 perc

About the programme

The main objective of this Doctoral School is to train researchers in the Educational Sciences. Our curriculum focuses on formal education, learning, and instruction in the paradigms of empirically-based social sciences. Students are prepared for engaging in a wide spectrum of research activities using a plethora of research methods and for studying the educational, psychological, social and economic contexts of schooling and learning.

Graduates often pursue careers in higher education, research institutes, government agencies, non-governmental organisations, regional and local educational administration, and companies in the field of education. Research areas include Learning and Instruction; Educational Assessment; Information and Communication Technologies in Education; Social and Emotional Education; Health Education; Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology in Education.

Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240

Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in issues related to education and schooling. It is an advantage if the applicant has a Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or a field related to learning and instruction.

Application requirements:

To be submitted:

MA/MSc degree – academic Records:

  • an official English version OR certified translation of your full Master’s transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and
  • an official English version OR certified translation of your Master’s degree.

Proof of oral and written proficiency in English (internationally accepted language exam, at least upper intermediate level, B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference, or equivalent)

List of academic publications (if you have such publications)

Letter of Motivation


Two references

Research plan

  • compulsory for those who apply through a Tempus Public Foundation program (e.g. Stipendium Hungaricum)
  • optional for all others

There is an interview (in person or videoconference; covering the background of the applicant in research methodology, the chosen research field, and academic communication).

Please choose a research topic from those announced here and contact the doctoral school and the prospective 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 information visit our website or contact Dr. Edit Katalin Molnar assistant professor via e-mail at