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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

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Hamza Baniata – Faculty of Science and Informatics

I am Hamza Baniata, a first-year student at the Doctoral School of Computer Science, and I am From Jordan. SZTE is continuously supporting research and it has an internationally recognized, highly ranked group of professors. It also offers courses and research topics that are strongly related to my research field; Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things. All of this motivated me to apply to the University/Department of Software Engineering. Szeged is a calm city, full of love and peace. The University of Szeged is similar to the city, which provides the perfect environment for creation and development. Studying at the university requires a high level of effort, commitment and seriousness. Applying to the university and having these characteristics are my two pieces of advice to prospective students. It is very early to define my future now, but I am planning to apply to a research position in my field after graduation and if I had the opportunity, I would love to contribute my effort and knowledge in advancing such a wonderful and respected university.


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Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."

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