• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

The International PhD Programme is aimed at professionals in business or public administration with several years of experience in their field, but not necessarily in research or education. 

The PhD in Business Administration from University of Pécs combines the advantages of contact-based and distance-based education, drawing on the contribution of recognized national and international experts. 

In its design, the programme combines two major international traditions in doctoral education such as the American tradition (where several years of formal education is needed to get the PhD) and the European tradition (with a usually limited number of classes and a strong emphasis on independent dissertation research).

The study period provides the students with the opportunity to divide their studies into two parts: intensive study period spent at the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), UP and extensive home study. This approach combines the advantages of the contact-based and distance-based methods.

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive the PhD degree, students must accomplish the following: receive grades in all modules, pass the Doctoral Examination (Comprehensive Exam); have at least 30+ credits of publication that cover the area of dissertation research; prepare the PhD Dissertation; defend the PhD Dissertation.

Accreditation

Nationally accredited

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The programme consists of two (preferably overlapping) parts:

  • the period of organized study (4 semesters) and
  • independent research phase

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    72

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  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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General Requirements

  • Preliminary Research Proposal (2-3 pages long)
  • Curriculum Vitae in English
  • Completed Application Form
  • Official Copies of (Degree) Certificates
  • Certified Translations in English
  • Transcript of Records in English
  • List of Publications (if any)
  • passport-size photographs
  • Copy of the photo-page(s) of your passport
  • Medical certificate, Vaccination card and HIV test
  • Motivation letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6252 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6252 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • The EUR 12,500 tuition fee has to be paid in four installments during the course of study.
  •  Doctoral examination: €500
  • Doctoral procedure: €3,000

Living costs for Pécs

  • 118000 - 165000 HUF/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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