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PhDDoctoral School of Law and Political Sciences

Tuition fee €3,500 per semester

The schedule of tuition fee payment is determined on the basis of consulate/visa regulations. In case of applicants coming from visa restricted countries, payment of the full tuition fee (1st and 2nd semester) is required. Details are indicated in the letter of admission.

Application fee €35 per programme

The 35 EUR Application Fee (non-refundable) is payable by programmes: as many programmes is indicated on the application form as many times 35 EUR should be paid.

Examination fee €100 one-time

Please note that this fee is non-refundable

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About the programme

The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged was established in 2002. In the previous period PhD students had participated in individual training. Our Doctoral School aims to give the opportunity for doctoral students to deepen their knowledge in legal research methodology and to gain more experience in the theoretical background and the practical issues according to their special professional interests. Our Doctoral School provides facilities to pursue doctoral studies in the frame of 6 alternative training programmes. Beside the well-known university professors, there are numerous PhD supervisor associate professors having much experience. The younger generation of scholars at the Faculty also undertakes supervising tasks, therefore, we can provide consultants to nearly any chosen research topics to those interested.

Level of the programme: PhD
Duration of the programme:4+4 semesters (may be accomplished in 4+2 semesters with intensive research work)
Registered in: EU
Credits: 240

Who should apply?
We expect applicants to be interested in legal and social sciences. Due to the wide range of training programmes, not only law school graduates, but also those with master’s degrees in industrial relations, social security, public administration, international relations or political sciences can be admitted to our Doctoral School.

Start of the programme: September of each year

For more information visit our website or contact Dr. Zsuzsanna Fejes via zsfejes@irsi.u-szeged.hu or call +36 62 544482.

Programme structure

The core fields of the doctoral programme are:

o Historical and theoretical jurisprudence,
o Comparative law,
o Private law,
o Public law,
o Criminal law,
o International and business law,
o European law,
o International relations, Public policy, Social security and administration (involving legal aspects).

The curriculum combines both theories and practices in the reasearch fields above.

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
15 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
4 Sept 2024
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
15 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Central European Time
Studies commence
4 Sept 2024