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PhDDoctoral School of Literature (in French)

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 will be 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 €250 one-time

Please note that then Entrance Exam Fee is non-refundable.

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The sub-programme French-literatures-and-cultures is committed to preparing doctoral students for an academic career and helps students to become competent and highly qualified in french literature qnd theory. The courses of the proramme are based on the long-term and current research programmes of the Department of French Studies.

Students pursuing French-language-literature PhD are offered supervised topics linked to the research projects of the departments such as
- literary and
- cultural and
- media studies and
- theoretical and
- historical pespectives in research.

Besides a strong foundation in philology the emphasis will be laid on interdisciplinary research fields. Concerning the epochs and periods of literature the program offers a wide spectrum from the early modern period and 18th and 19th century literary modernism and the literature of Modernism and the present with special emphasis on the francophone literature and culture.

For more information, please contact Timea Gyimesi Dr., Programme Director at gyimesi@lit.u-szeged.hu, or u-szeged.hu/english/literary-studies/literature-phd

Career opportunities

Holders of a PhD in Literary Studies may pursue a career in academia and education, or may choose to work for cultural organizations, publishing and media companies, national or local administration, or in the creative industry.

Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
4 Sept 2023
Apply now! Fall semester 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
4 Sept 2023