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Educational Sciences (Educational Theory, History and Sociology, Romology), PhD, University of Pécs


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PhDFull-time8 semesterSeptemberEUR 3000 per semesterEUR 3000 per semester

About Educational Sciences (Educational Theory, History and Sociology, Romology), PhD - at University of Pécs

The main goal of our PhD program is to provide knowledge on research in the educational sciences field, prepare students for this activity, and develop the skills needed to carry out research in this area. The main fields of the research activities of our doctoral school are the historical and theoretical perspectives of education, examination of teaching and learning processes, neuropedagogy, reading literacy, educational sociology, romology, and education of minorities. We expect students who are motivated to research these fields and intend to work in this research community.

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Entry requirements

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • MA/MSc Teacher Degrre, or Degree in the field of Education, Sociology, Philosophy, other fields of Humanities, other fields can be accepted based on previous personal decisions
  • Europass CV in English
  • List of publications (if already) and other scientific, or related professional activities
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Preliminary Research Proposal in 8,000 to 20,000 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
                 o vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
                 o HEP A/B/C test*
                 o HIV test*
                 o Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  •  Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
                 o TOEFL (iBT internet-based): 66 points (
                 o ECL: B2 level (
                 o IELTS: Overall Band Score: 5.5 (
                 o Cambridge ESOL: B2 level (
                 o TELC: B2 level (
                 o or a written document certifying an advanced command of English
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via MS Teams)
  • Research plan, preliminary research proposal,
  • Supporting letters from two instructor-researchers from your previous higher education institution(s) who are holders of the PhD degree (or other scientific degree equal to the PhD degree),
  • Letter of acceptance from your future research leader at the Doctoral School

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at University of Pécs

Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program


The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government as part of the government policy called “Eastern and Southern Opening”. The scholarship program is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.
The core mission of the program is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students. Currently 68 sending partners are engaged in the program.
Every year hundreds of international students gain admission to our university with the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship.



  • Tuition-free education: exemption from the payment of tuition fee.
  • Monthly stipend: 
    • non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly HUF 43 700 contribution to the living expenses, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies,
    • doctoral level:  monthly HUF 140 000 for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies.
  • Accommodation: dormitory placement OR a monthly contribution of HUF 40 000 to accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period.
  • Medical insurance: health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act No. 80 of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 100 000 a year/person

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