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PhDDoctoral School of Law and Political Sciences

Tuition fee €3,500.00 per semester

In case you choose to apply to a corresponding or part-time programme the tuition fee will be 2800 EUR per semester

Application fee €35.00 per programme
Examination fee €100.00 one-time
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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
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: February & September of each year

For more information visit our website or contact Dr. Zsuzsanna Fejes via or call +36 62 544482.

Programme structure

The core fields of the programmes are Historical and theoretical jurisprudence, Comparative law, Civilistic legal sciences, Public law, Criminal law, International and business law, European law, Public policy, Social security and administration, International relations, and the curriculum combines both theories and practices through law in action and legal case studies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application deadline
May 31, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States