University of Szeged

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
7000 EUR/year
7000 EUR/year
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The Philosophy PhD programme, offered by the Doctoral School of Philosophy is an integral part of the development of nearly a century’s tradition of philosophical research at the University of Szeged.


The Philosophy PhD programme from University of Szeged focuses on the history of Continental philosophy from the ancient Greeks through the Middle Ages, Early Modernity and German Idealism, to 20th century currents of philosophy, such as hermeneutics, phenomenology, existentialism, applied philosophy and pragmatism.

Key facts:

Graduates usually pursue careers in cultural and public administration, PR and media, international business companies, teaching, translation, journalism, academia, editing, diplomacy, international relations, project management, local government, NGOs, web design, online media, theatre and fine art management or museum curatorship.

Programme Structure

The Sub-Programs of the School are the following: 

  •  Metaphysics and Criticisms of Metaphysics
  •  Ethics, Social Theory and Applied Philosophy
  •  Philosophy of Art
  •  Philosophy of Culture
  •  Philosophy of Religion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MA degree in philosophy/ethics/aesthetics/religious studies, 
  • a demonstrated proficiency in English (B2/ at least upper intermediate or equivalent), 
  • CV (with photo), 
  • an online (Skype) entrance exam (for shortlisted candidates only), and a detailed research plan (of 500-800 words, excluding bibliography).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • Application fee: 35 EUR
  • Entrance Exam fee: 250 EUR


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