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Call for complex exam

Students have to take complex exam in the 1st semester of 2022/23. The exam will take place in January 2023.Conditions for registering for the complex examination: obtaining the 16 credit points.The comprehensive examination consists of two parts:

  1. dissertation part: literature review in relation to the student’s own research topic. The review of the literature should be accompanied by the hypotheses of the research topic, the research methods and the expected results;
  2. theoretical part: processing of an academic publications in English Please submit the hard copy version of appendix 28 and literature review untill 2nd of December.

Deadline of the application: 30th November, 24.00

Head of the Doctoral Council: József Tihanyi PhD, DSc

Doctoral School of Sport Sciences



The Doctoral School of Sport Sciences pursues its activities at the University of Physical Education as the only one of its kind in the field of sports in Hungary. The Doctoral School embraces the whole field of sport sciences. In 2014, the Semmelweis University Doctoral School of Sport Sciences was transferred to a new institution set up under the name of Doctoral School of Sport Sciences at the University of Physical Education. Today, there are more than a hundred doctoral students in the three scientific programs. These students work under the supportive guidance of accredited supervisors of the Doctoral School. The knowledge of the experienced professors and dedicated supervisors has a great impact on the research work of our students.

The doctoral school offers two forms of education, full-time and part-time training, and scholarships are available for full-time candidates. As for its organizational structure, the Doctoral School of Sport Sciences is an autonomous body of TE, controlled by the Council of the Doctoral School and the Doctoral Council of the University. The program offers three subprograms:

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the Doctoral School needs to possess all the infrastructural conditions required by the disciplinary characteristics of both the Natural and Social Sciences. The foundation of the Research Institute of Sport Sciences has greatly improved its infrastructural condition, thus the University of Physical Education has world-standard research conditions in certain fields.

Our laboratories provide a basis for the researches in natural sciences, where the majority of PhD student research projects are, and our students can also use the laboratory facilities at the Faculty of Medicine of Semmelweis University.

Owing to the widespread relations of TE with other Hungarian and international universities, the University intends to further improve its storehouse of available research methods. The Doctoral School has several foreign supervisors within the framework of the Erasmus Program, and the invaluable contribution of these experts improves the quality of the training.

The research topics accurately describe the vivid and interdisciplinary character of the professional work carried out in the different doctoral programs. In addition, there are number of courses announced for the students with the freedom of individual study plans. Doctoral studies at the University of Physical Education consist of two sections. In the first two years, the aim is to train students to become scientists through coursework and research activities. In the second two-year section, students are provided with the opportunity to evaluate the results of experiments and publish them in acknowledge scientific journals. During this part, students are required to pass a complex examination and to write and defend a dissertation. If all the administrative prerequisites and academic requirements are met, our students can skip the first part and directly enter the second part. In any case, ensuring the high quality of our students’ education is our priority.

Research topics:

1. Natural Sciences

2. Social Sciences


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14 December 2016 (modified: 9 November 2022)


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