DLA On Campus

Fine Arts

Hungarian University of Fine Arts

48 months
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The subject of the Doctoral Programme of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts is in the field of fine art, including painting, sculpture, graphics, graphic design, intermedia, as well as stage and costume design, and restoration. The objective of the students of the Fine Arts program of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts is to obtain a Doctor of Liberal Arts degree. 


General information

The Fine Arts program of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts offers an 8 semester curriculum.

On completion of the first 2 years, they have to take a “complex exam” and in the next 3 years complete the final doctoral dissertation and art project in order to receive the DLA diploma.

The student’s supervisor follows the student‘s work, offering regular consultations. The students report on their artistic and research project every 6 months as well as an evaluation of the lecturing program in the Doctoral School.

Programme Structure

  • Lecturing series provide theoretical issues and discursive approaches to main topics which could be common issues to all our students. The Doctoral School have a theme or topic in each semester with a main theoretical text and with an expert from that field. The purpose of the program is to put the artistic practice to a wider theoretical context. With this program the Doctoral School helps the students to define their research topic, develop critical attitude towards their artistic practice and research
  • Presentation exercise (mainly in Hungarian, occasionally in English)
  • Students’ lecture on their artistic and research project in the last semester
  • Visiting exhibition, discussion with artists and the curators
  • Organizing exhibitions for the students of the Doctoral School
  • In every one or two academic year the Doctoral School organizes exhibition for the students, occasionally in collaboration with international partners.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Hungarian


240 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The student must apply for a joint theoretical and practical program. 
  • The applicant has to have a portfolio about his or her artistic practise and obtained MA diploma.
  • The applicants have to prove that they are confident enough in their artistic practise. 
  • The applicant also has to have an intermediate level language diploma. 
  • The applicant must select a doctoral research topic which is announced by the tutor/supervisor.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Budapest

172338 - 268251 HUF /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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