Renewal of the Hungarian Legal System in the Spirit of the Rule of Law and European Integration

Faculty of Law


Degree: Absolutorium (After the defence of the thesis – PhD deegree)

Duration of training: 6 semesters (180 credits)

Language of instruction: English

Head of the programme: Professor László Kiss DSc, University of Pécs, Faculty of Law, Department of Administration Law


Description of the programme:

The doctoral programme of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Law, University of Pécs enables outstanding scholars to conduct original research with major impact on academia and legal practice.

The remarkable connections of the Faculty and the multidisciplinary research method create a unique opportunity to undertake research in any field of law and the relating disciplines. The Faculty of Law, University of Pécs encourages multidisciplinary studies, collaboration and approach.


Study programme

The study programme extends over three years, commencing in September. Throughout the course students will have to meet formal deliverables and deadlines in order to ensure their thesis work progresses smoothly.

During the training programme students will have to complete the research seminar announced by their supervisor. Research seminars will be offered to students three times during the six semesters. During the seminar students will be required to perform the assignments set by the supervisor and participate in at least two oral consultations per semester (either personally or by skype), which is to be documented.


Application procedure:

The training is organized within the frames of the higher education credit system. The doctoral programme may be attended part-time on the payment of a tuition fee. The tuition fee is 2500 EUR per semester.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • a completed application form,
  • curriculum vitae,
  •  copy of official transcript of academic record (comprehensive exams, final exams)
  • copy of university degree certificate,
  • document certifying knowledge of a foreign language – minimum intermediate level oral and written language exam,
  • research proposal,
  • supporting statement from supervisor

Applicants must sit for an admissions exam, for which a fee (150 EUR or 200 USD) must be paid in advance. In order to be allowed to participate in the exam, the applicant must certify payment of the fee.

Applicants will be individually notified of the exact time and mode of the interview!


Deadline for application: 15th June, 2015

Location of the education: University of Pécs, Faculty of LAW (1. 48-as square, Pécs, H7622, Hungary)

Tution fee:  2500 EUR per semester (for EU and non-EU students)

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