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Philosophy (PhD)

About the programme

Our program is an integral part of the development of nearly a century’s tradition of philosophical research at the University of Szeged, focusing on the history of Continental philosophy from the ancient Greeks through the Middle Ages, Early Modernity and German Idealism, to 20th century currents of philosophy, such as hermeneutics, phenomenology, existentialism, applied philosophy and pragmatism.


The Sub-Programs of the School are the following: 1. Metaphysics and Criticisms of Metaphysics, 2. Ethics, Social Theory and Applied Philosophy, 3. Philosophy of Art, 4. Philosophy of Culture, 5. Philosophy of Religion. These programs represent the institutionalized framework of our interdisciplinary profile, offering specialization in any of the above disciplines. Our speciality is variety in the tradition of Continental philosophy and in select current philosophical disciplines from the list above. For a range of topics currently offered for supervision by our faculty, see the programme website. Faculty of the school also undertake the supervision of topics related to their publications.


Graduates usually pursue careers in cultural and public administration, PR and media, international business companies, teaching, translation, journalism, academia, editing, diplomacy, international relations, project management, local government, NGOs, web design, online media, theatre and fine art management or museum curatorship.


Level of the programme: PhD

Language of the programme: English or German

Duration of the programme: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, philosophical aspects of cultural studies, fine art or the theory of religion. We highly encourage applicants with an interdisciplinary interest among any of the above mentioned fields of study.


Application requirements: MA degree in philosophy/ethics/aesthetics/religious studies, a demonstrated proficiency in English (B2/ at least upper intermediate or equivalent), CV (with photo), an online (Skype) entrance exam (for shortlisted candidates only), and a detailed research plan (of 500-800 words, excluding bibliography).


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 information visit our website or contact Dr. Emese Mogyoródi via e-mail or call +36-62-544-179.

SZTE Experience


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.


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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