Since its beginning in 1993, the doctoral program in Egyptology has been designed to meet the internationally accepted standards of the discipline of Egyptology, i.e. to produce versatile professionals who specialize in a particular field of the discipline and are capable of producing high-quality scientific work and educating the next generation of Egyptologists.

The program prefers all research topics that aim to deal with the full range of the history of ancient Egypt (from classical to late antiquity): history, archaeology, art, religious history, and its literature; philology and linguistics (Old Egyptian historical phonetics and Semitic-Hamaic genealogy; reconstruction and etymology), as well as the history, archaeology, and art of the Middle Nile Valley (Nubia).

The practical background for the postgraduate course will be provided by the joint Egyptian archaeological and epigraphic projects of the Department of Egyptology and the Ph.D. program in Egyptology, which have been running continuously since 1983. Within the framework of these projects, doctoral students have the opportunity to carry out field research and exchange experience with foreign researchers.

In addition to their studies, Ph.D. students can also participate in scientific workshops at the Department of Egyptology. The internationally acclaimed Studia Aegyptiaca book series, founded by the Department in 1974, has produced a large number of publications, but there is also the opportunity to participate in the editing as well. The XVIIIth issue of Studia Aegyptiaca contains papers presented at an international conference for young Egyptologists held in Budapest in 2006. The English-language volume was edited and maintained by the Ph.D. students of the program (Endreffy K. - Gulyás A. (eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth Central European Conference of Young Egyptologists.)

Head of the program: Tamás Bács PhD, head of department, habil.