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Indology

Eötvös Loránd University

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About

The Indology programme of Eötvös Loránd University is offered by the Department of Indian Studies at the Faculty of Humanities is a two-year, full-time program comprising four semesters

Overview

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.

Specializations: 

Sanskrit, Hindi

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.

Career paths

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.

Job examples

  • university professor
  • academic researcher
  • librarian
  • interpreter
  • translator
  • journalist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Essay
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer
  • Language certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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