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Admissions

For Stipendium Hungaricum Applicants

Please note, that we are now unable to issue Endorsement letters, as the deadline passed on 10 January 2022 (14:00 Central European Time)!

Dear Applicant,

thank you for your interest in our Doctoral School!

In order to apply to either our Communication Science Doctoral Program or our Sociology Doctoral Program via the Stipendium Hungaricum Program, you will first need to obtain an ENDORSEMENT LETTER from the Head of the Doctoral School.

Please fill in the following Form with your name, nationality, e-mail address, title of research topic and a brief summary of your research topic (max. 1,200 characters).

You can request the ENDORSEMENT LETTER here:

Please note:

  • we are unable to endorse research proposals that do not fit the research profile of the Doctoral School.
  • as of 2019 this is the document we provide to Applicants, instead of the Recommendation Letter issued by a potential supervisor.
  • Endorsement letter requests are accepted only until 10 January 2022 (14:00 Central European Time).

Evaluation criteria of the admission exam

CriteriaMaximum points
Prior achievement
Masters education / professional experience consistent with knowledge and competence expected by the Doctoral School10
Former research experience, publications*10
Research plan
Quality and elaborateness / detailedness of document**20
Appropriateness of research concept in regard to the announced subjects and researches of the Doctoral School10
Feasibility and relevance of research10
Oral examination
English language and professional communication skills20
Performance during oral examination (competence, debating skills, independence, flexibility)20

*Scientific Student Association and National Scientific Student Association papers and achievements to be considered here. 

**The effort made in developing the research plan should be assessed irrespective of relevance and feasibility.

Admission procedure for other applicants

The admission procedure

  • Applicants are required to submit a research plan in the English language. The oral interviews are conducted in English.
  • The expected length of the research plan to be submitted during application: a minimum of 10,000, but not more than 20,000 characters including references.
  • If an applicant selects both tracks, the Head of the DS and the Admission Boards shall decide which track is competent to conduct the admission procedure. If both tracks are deemed competent, the applicant may participate in both admission procedures. In that case the applicant may submit two research plans.
  • The Admission Board of each track shall:
    • review and evaluate past achievements documented in the application materials (educational achievements, research experience, publication output, whether the completed education matches the track);
    • review and evaluate the submitted research plan (maturity, relevance of research topic, whether it matches the doctoral track’s professional profile);
    • conduct face-to-face or online interviews as a means to assess the language skills, communication skills and professional competence of each applicant.

Evaluation criteria of the admission exam

CriteriaMaximum points
Prior achievement
Masters education / professional experience consistent with knowledge and competence expected by the Doctoral School10
Former research experience, publications*10
Research plan
Quality and elaborateness / detailedness of document**20
Appropriateness of research concept in regard to the announced subjects and researches of the Doctoral School10
Feasibility and relevance of research10
Oral examination
English language and professional communication skills20
Performance during oral examination (competence, debating skills, independence, flexibility)20

*Scientific Student Association and National Scientific Student Association papers and achievements to be considered here. 

**The effort made in developing the research plan should be assessed irrespective of relevance and feasibility.

Research Topics – Communication Science Doctoral Program

Communication Science Doctoral Program – Research Topics 2022

  • Visual rhetoric and persuasion in public messages – Petra ACZÉL
  • Critical phenomena and changes in new media discourses – Petra ACZÉL
  • Metaphorical framing in discourse and communication – Réka BENCZES
  • Visual metaphor and metonymy – Réka BENCZES
  • Social narratives about disruptive technologies – Tamás BOKOR
  • Prerequisites of mastering and enhancing digital competencies – Tamás BOKOR
  • Individual and society in digital network media – Tamás BOKOR
  • Visual rhetoric and image making – Eszter DELI
  • Verbal rhetoric and political/social discourse – Eszter DELI
  • Visual communication in social media – Andrea KÁRPÁTI
  • Fashion communication: history and current trends – Andrea KÁRPÁTI
  • Factors influencing memory for media messages – Gábor KOVÁCS
  • The effects of non-verbal signals on thinking, speech and attention – Gábor KOVÁCS
  • The role of interpersonal communication in collective judgement and decision making – Gábor KOVÁCS
  • Social media and their effects on society and human behaviour – Lajos KOVÁCS
  • Organisational communication in a changing landscape – Lajos KOVÁCS
  • Communication through emotions in organizations – Judit SASS
  • Innovative forms of science communication – Ágnes VESZELSZKI
  • Deception and manipulation in digital communication – Ágnes VESZELSZKI
  • AI and linguistics – Ágnes VESZELSZKI

Research topics – Sociology Doctoral Program

Sociology Doctoral Program – Research Topics 2022

  • Culture matters: Cultural components in social stratification – Luca KRISTÓF
  • Why do elites fail? Empirical studies of local and national political, economic and cultural elites – Luca KRISTÓF
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? Elite grammar school students’ choosing between elite universities at home or abroad – Adél PÁSZTOR
  • Post-doctorates: Another Stage in the Academic Pipeline? – Adél PÁSZTOR
  • Moving up or moving away? East-European PhD holders in the European academic workforce – Adél PÁSZTOR
  • Current social trends in Europe. Lessons from the European Social Survey (ESS) – Bence SÁGVÁRI
  • Computational Social Science in action: exploring human behavior from digital traces –  Bence SÁGVÁRI
  • Social perception of the new digital world: attitudes and expectations towards artificial intelligence and related technologies – Bence SÁGVÁRI
  • Expectations around artificial intelligence and robotics and the role of these projections in the present – Lilla VICSEK
  • Framing, Identity and Social Attitudes – Béla JANKY
  • Adolescents at risk: Nature and reasons of risk behaviours, leisure time activities, health consciousness of young people – Zsuzsanna ELEKES
  • Gender, organization and management – Beáta NAGY
  • Gender and academia: Is gender equality in science being achieved? – Beáta NAGY
  • Do educational hierarchies shape parenting strategies and fertility intentions? – Tamás BARTUS
  • The implications of the COVID pandemic for partnership stability and childbearing – Tamás BARTUS

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