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Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Budapest, Hungary
PhD Programme is intended for students that wish to pursue a research-oriented career in Psychology, students who interested in carrying out distinguished scholarly activities: have original, independent and critical thinking, and are able to develop of research-based knowledge in their selected fields of specialization.
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Students who are awarded Ph.D. degrees, are expected to have developed competence as teachers. Psychology PhD Programme provides you academic degree, promotes acquisition of advanced skills and abilities for academic research, and gives academic (teaching) practice. There are currently six programmes running at the Doctoral School:

The Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University is situated in the heart of Budapest and is one of the main institutions of Hungarian psychological education and research. The number of our lecturers exceeds 100 and we maintain good professional relations with more than 50 organizations including major Hungarian research institutes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Research Methods in Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology: Methodological Issues of Developmental Research
  • Methodology in Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology: Methods in Assessment of Attachment
  • Research Methods in Developmental and Clinical Child Psychology: Research Methods of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Theoretical Models of Development
  • Social Cognition in Infancy and Early Childhood – Typical and Atypical Development
  • Infant and Childhood Attachment, Attachment Disorders
  • Development of the Self: From Perceptual Self to Representational Self
  • Classification Models of Mental Disorders, with Special Focus on Childhood

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applicants are expected to present the documentation of their MA/MSc diploma with at least good average.

If the applicant is taking their final examination during the current semester and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.


Tuition Fee

  • International

    9800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4900 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4900 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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