A PhD degree at Óbuda University is one earned by sufficiently proving the candidate’s ability for self-standing scientific work, which must be demonstrated by writing a thesis summarizing the candidate’s research results. Furthermore, it is necessary to pass a set of qualifying examinations in some basic and applied sciences related to the field of the submitted thesis. Candidates are to publish their results prior to the submission of their thesis.
Applicants for the PhD degree program must hold an MSc or MPhil, or equivalent degree issued by an academic institution and must possess an overall understanding of a high competence in their field of knowledge and also be familiar with cognitive disciplines. They must be capable of using various research techniques. Admission requirements include excellent grades, an MSc degree (or equivalent), a final project, and/or the achievement of good initial results in research. Applicants still in process of working on their Master’s degree projects may be admitted conditionally.
In case of applicants who have devoted time to a scientific or engineering practice, their achievements during this period will be considered in addition to their graduation results. In addition to professional achievements, applicants should clearly demonstrate a sense of responsibility for the advancement of scientific knowledge.
PhD candidates carry out their studies and research on an individual basis under the guidance of a professor or a senior member of the academic staff. This research work contributes to scientific knowledge to be recognized by the international scientific community. Doctoral candidates must present their research results at national/international conferences and symposia and are expected to publish significant and major achievements of their works in internationally referred professional periodicals. Work towards a PhD degree requires at least 3 years, 6 semesters of study. The time may be longer, depending on the topic and the candidate’s personal diligence. Upon completion of all necessary work for the PhD thesis, a dissertation is to be prepared according to the formal requirements published in the Doctoral Code of Óbuda University.