Students that take the Indology programme of Eötvös Loránd University must have a sound knowledge of Sanskrit or Hindi depending on the specialization they choose and should also be familiar with the main characteristics of Indian culture. At the end of the program students are required to complete an MA thesis.
The teachers at the department are specialized in Sanskrit philology and literature, Indo-Aryan and Comparative Indo-European linguistics, Hindi language and literature.
This program is recommended to applicants who would like to deepen their knowledge in Indology and think about pursuing an academic career or intend to work as experts of Indian and South Asian culture at such places of employment as publishing houses, cultural centres, international companies, civil service or non-governmental organizations.
This program enables students to carry out a research program in Indology and prepares them for a PhD.
Strength of program
The teachers of the program have significant international experience. They have studied and/or worked in research projects abroad. The Department of Indian Studies has academic co-operation and exchange programs with various European universities and research centres. It has Erasmus+ partnership with the University of Vienna, University of Naples, University of Torino, University of Warsaw, University of Hamburg and Ghent University.
The students of the program acquire deep and thorough knowledge of the chosen language (Hindi or Sanskrit) and with the help of this, they study a wide range of subjects (history, literature, religious studies, philosophy, art history, etc.) through the reading and analysis of primary sources. In their studies and research, students are assisted by the department’s excellent library which owns books and periodicals mainly in the fields of Sanskrit studies, Indo-European linguistics, Hindi language and literature.
Examples show that graduating from our program is a very good starting point for doctoral or (at a later stage) postdoctoral studies. A number of our former MA students have studied for their PhD at renowned foreign universities such as the University of Oxford and the University of Chicago.
Students of Indology generally pursue a career of academic researcher or university teacher. An academic researcher specialized in Indology may work at institutes affiliated with universities or at museums housing collections of South Asian material. Graduates of the program may also work as experts of Indian and South Asian culture at such places of employment as publishing houses, cultural centres, international companies, civil service or non-governmental organizations.
- university professor
- academic researcher
- Textual criticism and text editing
- Comparative IndoEuropean linguistics
- History of Indian religions
- History of Indian literatures
- History of Indian art
- Historical grammar and history of Old IndoAryan
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in Oriental Languages and Cultures, specialized in Indological Studies (or a BA degree with a different name, but equivalent content).
- Online application form
- Secondary school certificate
- Bachelor-level degree
- An official copy of your completed Bachelor degree
- Transcript of records
- Motivation letter
- Copy of the main pages of the passport
- Copy of application fee transfer
- Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer
- Language certificate
International4400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2200 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEA4400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2200 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Budapest
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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