Applicants for our doctoral programs can already choose between two careers and decide whether they want to continue their studies in the academic or even in the expert career model. The two programs have the same training and output requirements, the degree obtained (PhD) is the same, the difference is in the target group, purpose and way of organizing the training.
Candidates for academic careers are expected who would be professionally involved in education and research during their careers, and envisage their careers in the sphere of higher education and research. And an expert career can be a goal for those who are interested in doctoral training and already have practical experience.
Also new is the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship (for Hungarian citizens and foreigners receiving equal treatment), which can be applied for by state scholarship students who choose an academic career, and this year it will add a total of HUF 280,000 to the state scholarship. Students who apply successfully will also be assisted with a new laptop when starting their studies.
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The doctoral school was founded by internationally known and recognized professors of management and organizational sciences, but over the years, legendary faculty members and researchers have made the training successful. In the field of management and organizational sciences, it is one of the largest doctoral schools in the country, one of the most successful in terms of the ratio of admissions to graduates.
The Doctoral School of Economics, Business and Informatics operates in three fields: economics, management and organizational sciences, and computer science/information technology. The Doctoral School has two doctoral programs, the Doctoral Program in Economics and the Doctoral Program in Business Informatics.
Applicants to the Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science can choose from four programs and obtain a degree in political science or economics. They are: the World Economics; International and Security Studies; Geopolitics and Sustainable Development; and classical Political Science and Public Policy. Full-time program is in English, and nearly a quarter of doctoral students are foreigner. At the highest possible level available in Hungary, we offer methodological bases, supervision, and an academic network in both domestic and international environments.
The Doctoral School of Sociology and Communication Science was created from the merger of two previous doctoral schools, Sociology and Social Communication. The Doctoral School operates two independent programs, Sociology and Communication Science, continuing the work of the founding doctoral schools, preserving their values and traditions.
Academic and expert-focused doctoral career models will also be introduced in an ascending system from September 2021 by Corvinus. The two training have the same program and output requirements, the degree obtained (PhD) is the same, the difference will be in the target group, purpose and way of organizing the training. Candidates for academic careers are expected who would be professionally involved in education and research during their careers, and envisage their careers in the sphere of higher education and research.
Students who meet the requirements of the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship can apply for academic careers. Foreign nationals applying for the cost form, who meet the requirements of the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship but do not receive it, and, if justified, also applicants who receive a Hungarian state scholarship and who meet the requirements of the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship, may also be admitted to the program. they do not receive support due to lack of space. Students who are interested in social science issues and have practical experience in business, administration, culture, diplomacy are welcome to pursue an expert career.
Applicants for the field of expert reimbursement and Hungarian state scholarship may also apply for expert careers. When recognizing the research credits of doctoral students choosing an expert career, the teaching and lecturing activities carried out at their nationally or internationally accredited training center, as well as in-house training, as well as innovation, development or research activities closely related to their research topic may be taken into account.
Doctoral students studying for an academic career can transfer to an expert career , which is decided by the Council of the Doctoral School, but there is no interoperability in the other direction. The specifics of the admissions are determined by the individual doctoral schools in accordance with the University Doctoral Regulations and the operating regulations of the doctoral school. Both trainings offer full-time program. In the training and research phase (semesters 1-4), doctoral students in academic and expert careers can continue their studies according to the same operational curriculum of the doctoral school, even using a different timetable.
The application period begins on April 15, 2021 and runs through April 30, 2021. If you would like more detailed information about doctoral training and the specific possibilities and requirements of the elective courses, you will find a detailed description at this link. Corvinus will hold an online doctoral open day on April 13, for which you can access the program here.
In addition to excellence, a larger budget and a research-teaching career, promoting a symbiosis of science and practice: two new doctoral fellowships will start at Corvinus from September 2021. Prospective first-year students can apply for the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship, and the Cooperative Doctoral Scholarship is also open to doctoral students who have already started their research careers.
The aim of the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship aim of the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship is to stabilize the financial situation of the best-performing doctoral students and make their academic careers more attractive. Hungarian state scholarship students enrolled in 2021 or later can apply for the scholarship. Successful applicants must submit a report for the previous semester at the end of each semester, which will be judged by a committee. The student is obliged to repay if he / she does not submit the report, prepares it inaccurately or does not meet the credit minimum.
The amount of the scholarship is determined annually by the Board of Presidents in February, depending on the number of places and budget possibilities. The application is published in April each year and the scholarship awarded is for a period of one year. A scholarship student may only undertake assignments or a maximum of 50 percent part-time work, and must announce the establishment of an employment relationship at the University.
The Cooperative Doctoral Scholarship is for students who combine research careers and practice. The purpose of the scholarship is to increase the number of people working in research, development and innovation, so that Corvinus doctoral students have a good chance of applying for the scholarship. The scholarship will be announced by the National Office for Research, Development and Innovation, but Corvinus will sign a contract with the scholarship holder, and the application will also be available on the university’s website. However, doctoral students cannot receive Corvinus and Cooperative Doctoral Scholarships at the same time.
The Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship can be applied for by those who choose the Hungarian state scholarship program and the academic career from September 2021 within the general doctoral admission procedure. The application can be submitted by marking the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship on the doctoral application form. The basic condition for receiving the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship is that the applicant accepts the scholarship conditions set out in the BCE Student Study and Benefit Regulations (HTJSZ/SSBR), achieves at least 80/100 points in the general admission procedure, be among the highest performing applicants in the given doctoral school, and fill in the declaration of excellence on the application form.
The declaration of excellence is an 8-10 line motivation letter, which contains the name of the applicant for the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship, and in which the applicant clearly but concisely, even in points (in Hungarian for Hungarian native speakers) states the excellence marks, achievements, skills, research opportunities, commitments, future plans, etc. he feels that he is one of the best candidates.
The Scholarship Council, which evaluates the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship, decides on the award of the Scholarship based on the performance achieved in the admission procedure and the statement of excellence. Applicants who have won both the Hungarian state scholarship and the Corvinus Doctoral Scholarship and are admitted to academic careers will also be provided with a new laptop after the start of their studies, with which we want to help them continue their studies and research smoothly.
Doctoral program is a full-time program operates in a tuition-fee paying- or a scholarship supported form. The content of the program is the same for both forms. Students take the same courses. For students who receive a scholarship, the amount of the state scholarship is HUF 140,680 per month for the first four semesters; and HUF 180 680 per month for the second four semesters. The amounts are transferred by the university to the student’s bank account.
The following students are eligible for the state scholarship:
The duration of the state scholarship is 4 years (48 months). Act CCIV of 2011 on national higher education (hereinafter referred to as Nftv.). By law, while most of the study-related costs of scholarship students are covered by the state budget, the costs of self-funded studies are borne by the student himself.
During the program, any PhD student can apply for support to participate in conferences in Hungary and abroad.
Tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year will be as follows per semester for students enrolled in 2021:
The staff of the University Doctoral Office records personal data in the Neptun system, checks documents related to previous studies and qualifications (these must be presented in original or as a certified copy). During the studies, the student communicates primarily through the email address recorded in the Neptun system, so if the student’s email address changes, please notify the University Doctoral Office immediately.
After enrolment/registration, the student himself/herself takes the courses due in the given semester according to the curriculum, core, core electives and elective subjects through the Neptun system. The secretarial assistants of the doctoral schools assist the students in taking the subjects if necessary.
The supervisor plays a key role in the success of the student’s progress during the doctoral program. In most doctoral schools, the person of the supervisor (mentor supervisor) will be outlined already in the process of the admission procedure, but the relationship will be finalized only based on the decision of the Doctoral School Council. At the beginning of the program, the student should try to establish an intensive relationship with the (mentor) supervisor, if he/she does not have a supervisor yet, please contact the doctoral school management as soon as possible to find the most suitable person and start work.
To communicate and access online databases (Neptun, Moodle, library), it is essential to obtain the Cusman code and password, doctoral students can also request an email in the format firstname.lastname@example.org. The University Doctoral Office registers the students in the doktori.hu database, however, all students are required to register by themselves in the HLSW (Hungarian Library of Scientific Works/MTMT). Appointed librarians can provide information on the use of HLSW.
Questions related to the admission procedure are welcome at the e-mail address: email@example.com!