Doctoral application

Doctoral application


The application starts on the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Students must upload all the required documents in the online application system, and after adding all the required documents, submit it.

Doctoral Schools of the Faculty of Humanities available to apply

Doctoral School of History

Doctoral School of Linguistics

Doctoral School of Literary Studies

Doctoral School of Philosophy

Before sending the application, please contact the head of the doctoral training programme you wish to study at. Research topics can only be accepted if they fit into the research profile of the supervisors of the programs.

Doctoral Topics available to apply

List of Application Documents


  1. Master's diploma with qualification (minimum with 'good' qualification)
  2. an official English translation of the MA certificate. Details: The translation is needed only if the language of the original is not English, German or French.
  3. research plan (3-5 pages)
  4. professional CV signed by the applicant. (Obligatory CV form for the Doctoral School of Literary Studies)
  5. minimum B2 level complex (written and oral) language exam. The following English language exams are accepted:
    • TOEFL (minimum score 66)
    • IELTS (Level 5.5 or higher)
    • Cambridge FCE
    • telc English B2
    • ECL B2 (Vantage)
    • a Bachelor or Master diploma is accepted as proof of language skills If the language of the studies was English
    • If your mother tongue is English then you have to have a B2 level or higher language exam from another language.
  6. proof of transfer of the application fee-30 EUR
  7. Letter of acceptance from the future supervisor
  8. a list of publications (not obligatory)
  9. recommendations (not obligatory)

Application fee


Fee of the application procedure: 9000 HUF (ca. 30 EUR) - except for students also applying for Stipendium Hungaricum (see below)

The fee should be transferred to the following account:

Beneficiary: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Account number:  10032000-01426201-00000000
IBAN: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
Transfer information: FELVI-BTKPHD C104 C10401/16 (your full name)

Deadline for Applications


The deadline for application means the deadline of submittion of the full and complete application package on the online system, and the transfer of the application fee.

The Faculty of Humanities expects the application to be submitted by the following deadline:

For Stipendium Hungaricum: 16 January 2021

For Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship: 24 January 2021

For self-paying positions: 10 May 2021

Entrance Exam


The applicants will be interviewed by an admission committee (entrance examination). In this interview, they will be asked about previous university achievements, the individual research plan and the scientific competence in the field of interest.

Approximate date of the interviews: 25 May 2021 – 25 June 2021 ( for Stipendium Hungaricum and Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship: March 2021-May 2021.)

The Faculty's doctoral council decides of acceptance or rejection on the grounds of the admission committees reports made following the interview.

The resolution regarding admission or rejection is sent out by the Doctoral and Academic Affairs Office.

Approximate date of the decision: 31 July 2021

The admission resolution does not create a student status in itself, only the personal enrollment at the University establishes the student status.

Tuition fee/semester


For EU/EEA-citizens: 130.000 HUF (ca. 420 €)

Non-EU/EEA-citizens: 2.200 €, to be paid in HUF at the exchange rate valid on the day of payment.

Stipendium Hungaricum- Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

Stipendium Hungaricum

The programme is based on bilateral educational cooperation agreements signed between the Ministries responsible for education in the sending countries/territories and Hungary or between institutions. Currently nearly 70 Sending Partners are engaged in the programs throughout 5 different continents and the geographical scope of the programmme is spreading each year.

The program provides full scholarship during the whole educational program.

The new Call for Applications 2021/2022 is available and the application surface is open. The deadline for applications is 16 January 2021.

Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.

The programme aims to support the professional advancement of the scholarship holders with high-quality Hungarian higher education while improving their Hungarian language skills and strengthening their Hungarian identity. After graduation, scholarship holders return to their home country with competitive skills and knowledge that enables them to support their community, preserve Hungarian values and reinforce the relations between the diaspora and Hungary.

The new Call for Applications 2021/2022 is available and the application surface is open. The deadline for applications is 24 January 2021.