Aim of the program

The aim of the program is to train perfect professionals in the theoretical foundations and basic methods of educational sciences. Students will obtain an integrated knowledge of educational sciences and pedagogical practice, and neighbouring disciplines (philosophy, psychology, sociology, economy and law). The MA programme recommends students in-depth knowledge for working at governmental authorities and companies, research institutions as well as for private companies, public administration, international organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Strengths of the program

The main strength of the programme is the integration of educational sciences with pedagogical practice. We have good professional connections with different institutions and schools which offer internship opportunities to our students. In these schools our students gain experience and new ideas about teaching, learning and educational systems.

Facts & Figures

Duration of the programme: 2 years (4 semesters)

Credit number: 120 ECTS

Type: master, full-time

Language: English

Tuition fee: 2900 EUR/semester

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a university Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below, or a university Master’s degree:

Full acknowledgement is given for the following degrees:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Andragogy
  • Bachelor’s degree in Teacher education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Primary School Teacher Training
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pre-School Teacher Training
  • Bachelor’s degree in Infant and Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Social Pedagogy

Conditionally accepted Bachelor’s degrees which will be considered in the first place:
any Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme in case the applicant possesses 50 credits in the following fields: pedagogical, psychological, philosophical and ethical studies; adult education studies; communicational science; health science; sociology, anthropology, political sciences; economic and legal studies.

If the applicant is taking their final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required issued by the institution, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree at a specific date. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest. 

This programme is not available for Hungarian citizens.


The language of instruction for the entire programme is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview, the Faculty of Education and Psychology doesn't require an official language certificate.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities (Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.)). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.

Application package

The application starts on the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Students must upload all the required documents in the online application system, and after adding all the required documents, submit it.


List of application documents

Following documents need to be submitted in the online application system:

  • degree certificate (sealed, signed and dated diploma)
  • transcript of records of the last two years (sealed, signed and dated diploma)
  • an official English translation of the certificate and the records, all sealed, signed and dated (Details: The translation is needed only if the language of the originals is not English. It can be a translation from the university, too.)
  • a reference work: It can be any paper written in English by the applicant within the field of pedagogy (BA thesis extract, a research paper, a seminar paper, a research report, a published journal article or a book chapter, a case study, a literature review, etc.) Either a new paper or an improved version of an earlier work can also be written for the current application. The ideal length should be between 5-15 pages excluding references and the appendices. There are no special requirements concerning the format. You should show that you are familiar with the discipline’s academic genre and style (using adequate vocabulary, using statistics) and that you always support your argument with academic literature. You do not need to be original or already a professional, just show reasonable, rational and critical thinking.
  • motivation letter: The letter should contain approximately 2000 characters. You should explain your experiences and ideas, how you met pedagogy and why you thought this profession would be suitable for you, what your aim is with the MA degree, how you would imagine your career, which area you are interested in, what further studies you are planning and which specialisation you would like to apply for. Please, be always specific and try to connect your own ideas and experience to what we can offer you through our programme.
  • main pages of the passport
  • proof of transfer of the application fee - 120 EUR (non-refundable)
  • proof of transfer of the entrance exam fee - 120 EUR (non-refundable)

The application and the entrance exam fee can be paid separately or in one amount as well.

 Both fees should be transferred to the following account:

  • Name of Bank: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)
  • Address of Bank: Budapest, Váci út 71, Hungary – 1139
  • Holder of the account: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
  • Account No.: 10032000-01426201-00000000
  • IBAN Number: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000

On the transfer order please put down your full name and “AB01 B102 B10201/18”!

Application deadline

February 25th, 23:59 (CET)
March 25th, 23:59 (CET)
April 25th, 23:59 (CET)
May 27th, 23:59 (CET)
July 15th, 23:59 (CET)

Procedure of the entrance examination


The entrance exam contains a discussion about the motivation and program-related academic background and professional experience of the applicant. Successful applicants must have a good command of English and pass the entrance exam. The entrance exam can be taken in person or via Teams (you do not need to download the app).


Please find more information about the curriculum and the course descriptions  HERE.

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