For Prospective International Students

 Applicants are required to have

  • a Master degree
    This degree must be conferred by the time the offer is made, or the offer is not valid; thus those in the final semester of their master level studies may also apply. MA, MSc, MEd degrees are accepted
  • a good command of the English language
    At least intermediate, B2 in CEFR – preferably at or above the scores of IELTS 6.5, TOEFL iBT 79 or equivalent, internationally recognised language exam system (e.g. Duolingo at or above 90)
    If English has been the medium of instruction of a degree programme, official proof of this is accepted as proof of language proficiency
  • a commitment to carry out research on Education
Ideal applicants have, in addition to the above,
  • a degree related to Education or Learning Sciences
  • at least basic knowledge of research methods and methodologies in the Social Sciences
  • previous research, published
  • practice in Education (teaching, management, assessment, etc.)
Find information on the Doctoral School of Education (DS) to see if your research interests match ours and to find a prospective supervisor. Visit the following to browse research programs, research topics and to understand the work of our supervisors:
The application process
Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program
 Other financing source
Official information
including documents to upload
Contact prospective supervisor
Obtain the agreement of a prospective supervisor to work with you in the case you are admitted to the DS
(=this is not equivalent to being admitted to the DS; this is a prerequisite)
Submit application
Date announced each year, usually 15 January (deadline may be earlier at Sending Partners)
15 April to 15 May
Nomination by Sending Partner
Institutional admission procedure at the DS
15-31 May
Scholarship decision by Stipendium Hungaricum
Offer made by Universtiy of Szeged
Visa application process
Starting studies
If you still have questions, contact Edit Katalin Molnár, PhD at