Our university was among the firsts to launch doctoral programmes in various sciences and arts in 1993 when the new Higher Education Act reinstated the universities' rights to award doctoral titles. We started with 7 programmes in 4 Faculties. Today, we have 21 PhD/DLA schools in 8 Faculties. Nearly 2600 candidates defended their theses between 1996 and 2020.
Our doctoral programmes in music, fine arts, architectural art, and architecture engineering are unique in Hungary in this form. During the 4-year programme, the students acquire sate-of-the-art knowledge and expertise before defending their theses or artwork.
UP admits 140 full-time state-scholarship holders and 350-400 tuition-paying students in its 21 doctoral schools every Academic Year. We provide dormitory accommodation for our full-time students upon request. Our doctoral students take part in educating too. They are the backbone of the university lecturers’ future generations. More than 900 scientists and artist habilitated at UP in the period between 1993 and 2020. Habilitation is required for an associate professor status.