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PhD Program


Students have to (a) take and pass a set of Qualifying Exams comprising both their research languages and their chosen subjects; (b) within the framework of the said PhD Thesis course, to propose, research and write a PhD thesis that satisfies universally accepted criteria for original work.

PhD students must write and present a research paper in a faculty seminar with the participation of thesis committee, faculty members and students before their thesis defense in order to meet the graduation requirement besides fulfilling other program requirements.

Degree Requirements may vary according to the year of first enrollment.

Click here for PhD Degree Requirements.

Graduate program applications will be accepted in two waves. The deadline for early applications is May 29, 2020 and the deadline for regular applications is August 18, 2020***.

***The interview dates for the second wave will be announced later. Click here for the announcement.

For further information about the PhD program and graduate application, please contact with Asst. Prof. Ferenc Péter Csirkés  (

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