Logic and Theory of Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.6k Foreign:$ 10.6k Deadline: Aug 21, 2021
StudyQA ranking:626 Duration:4 semestrs

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The program is focusing on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series, providing a kind of common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics and Models in the Social Sciences the student has to choose 7 of these. The program bases on the many decades long successful coooperation between the Department of Logic, the Department of Algebraic Logic of the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics ( Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and the Department of Theoretical Linguistics of the Research institute for Linguistics of the HAS.

Strength of program

The program aims at developing research abilities of the students. Its central part is the Logic and its Applications Seminar of the Department of Logic, where students and staff members together discuss their work in progress. The most often occurring topics of the seminar are set theory and model theory in their philosophical connections, philosophy of mathematics in general, formalisation of physical theories like special and general relativity within different logical frameworks. The students get acquainted with the research works of the staff of the department and its partner and join to one or another research program in order to write their own thesis. They are required to give two presentation of their work during the two years.

Career opportunities

The program is designed for those who want to continue their studies on postgraduate level. The graduated will have good chances to apply to PhD schools in philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, informatics, physics, economics and sociology. The graduated students of the department got successful PhD students and later academics at the Eötvös University, the Central European University and at several universities abroad in Europe and overseas including such institutions as the MIT.

The programme aims at developing research abilities of the students. Its central part is the Logic and its Applications Seminar of the Department of Logic where students and staff members discuss their works in progress.

BA/BSc in philosophy, mathematics, physics, linguistics or economics.

Hungarian Scholarship Board Office
The Hungarian Scholarship Board (HSB) Office (Balassi Institute, Hungary) offers scholarships to foreign students and lecturers in higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian higher education institutions or research institutes.

Scholarships offered by the HSB allow studies or research in any fields of art or science at an accredited Hungarian higher education institution or research institute selected by the applicant in advance.

In their scholarship application material, students HAVE TO submit a Letter of Acceptance from a lecturer of the university, which declares that the lecturer is ready to host the scholarship holder with a tuition fee waiver.

There are seven types of scholarships are available:

A semester/partial studies (310 months)
B postgraduate studies, research (321 days or 110 months)
C/1 - full PhD programme (36 months)
C/2 partial PhD studies (10 months)
D postdoctoral studies, research (110 months)
E research stay (321 days or 110 months)
F summer courses in the summer of 2013 (24 weeks)*
* Only courses published in the list of Summer Courses 2013 on the HSB website can be selected.

If you are interested in studying at ELTE, please contact the central Department of International Education and Mobility or the faculty coordinators directly so that they can link you with the relevant department or lecturer to discuss your application plans.

Visegrad Scholarship Program (VSP)
The International Visegrad Fund offers Masters and Post-Masters schol­ar­ships awarded to selected schol­ars for peri­ods of 1 or 2 semes­ters (with the excep­tion of Masters schol­ar­ships within the In-Coming scheme where 1 to 4-semester schol­ar­ships can be awarded). Given the annual bud­get of 1,190,800, the Fund will award over 300 semes­ters in total in the aca­d­e­mic year 2014/2015 (more infor­ma­tion).

Applicants whose cur­rent (i.e., at the time of apply­ing) uni­ver­sity or employer is fur­ther than 1,500 km from the selected host university/institute are eli­gi­ble for a one-time travel grant (see the Instructions).

Citizens of the fol­low­ing coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries can apply:

Albania (AL), Armenia (AM), Azerbaijan (AZ), Belarus (BY), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA), Czech Republic (CZ), Georgia (GE), Hungary (HU), Kosovo (XK), Macedonia (MK), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Poland (PL), Russia (RU), Serbia (RS), Slovakia (SK), and Ukraine (UA).

The schol­ar­ship pro­gram is not applic­a­ble to, nor does it cover full stud­ies within joint pro­grams (i.e., dou­ble or multiple-degree). The schol­ar­ship does not cover studies/research at other insti­tu­tions or in other coun­tries than those spec­i­fied in the appli­ca­tion form. The schol­ars are expected to work on their study/research projects at the host university/institution for the entire schol­ar­ship period. All appli­cants must have fin­ished at least 4 semes­ters of uni­ver­sity at the time of applying.

Scholarship schemes:

* Intra-Visegrad Scholarships (within CZ, HU, PL, SK)
* In-Coming Scholarships (from AL, BA, XK, MK, ME, RU, and RS)
* Scholarships for EaP (from AM, AZ, BY, GE, MD, and UA)

* Out-Going Scholarships (to AL, AM, AZ, BY, BA, GE, XK, MK, MD, ME, RS, and UA)
* Visegrad Scholarships at OSA (sep­a­rate fel­low­ship program)

If selected each scholar receives the schol­ar­ship fund­ing at the begin­ning of each five-month period (semes­ter) upon a writ­ten con­fir­ma­tion from the host university/institution (see Article 4 of the Contract).

Deadline for all schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tions (with the excep­tion of Visegrad Scholarships at OSA) is at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on January 31 each year. Results are announced by mid-May.

Opportunities for students from the USA
Study Abroad Organizations American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) provides study abroad programs at a handful of international destinations, including Hungary. Here students may study in courses taught in English and across an interdisciplinary spectrum.

The AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships may provide rather generous funds for those who demonstrate both academic motivation and financial need.

Eligible applicants are also expected to show involvement in international clubs or activities.
The Diversity Scholarships are doled out to those students who are most underrepresented in the study abroad arena. One full ride is awarded and three-$2,000 Minority Scholarships are given as well.

Private Funding
TheInternational Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) is an internationally recognized organization whose main mission is providing various levels and types of support for scholars and professionals working in the field of international and foreign policy. IREX encourages fresh networks of multicultural exchange and cutting edge communications that make a better world. Besides a handful of research grants and fellowships for study in post-Soviet Eurasian countries, IREX also provides Short-Term Travel Fellowships.

Many high level scholarly funds provide for long-term abroad programs, so thankfully this IREX fund makes $5,000 awards available for those whose on site requirement is only a couple of months.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Research Program is administered by American Councils for International Education and funded by the NEH. Eligible candidates for the program must be pursuing a research project in the humanities in Hungary or another Eastern or Central European country. Only those in post-graduate or post-doctoral situations are considered and applicants must have a working knowledge of the country's language. Up to $40,000 is awarded for a year of study.

Rotary International is known the world around for its charitable good deeds. No less well known are its generous scholarships. The Ambassadorial Scholarships are given out to over a hundred carefully selected applicants each year. Eligible candidates must represent the Rotary well. Preference is given to those pursuing humanitarian programs and sustainable development studies in Hungary or a few dozen other Rotary-eligible countries. Awards are $26,000 for an academic year.

College Scholarships
The University of Minnesota has forged a valuable exchange partnership with a number of Eastern European or Eurasian countries, including Hungary, through the Alexander Dubcek Fund. The program provides various levels of monetary assistance to both UMN students as well as those from partner countries. Students from UMN or Hungary may qualify for up to $2,000 in scholarship money for a term abroad or, for Hungarian students, at UMN.Michigan State University's "Democratization and Economic Transition in Eastern Europe" engages political science and international studies majors in a summer study abroad program that spans Hungary, Turkey and Romania all closely related in geographic location as well as in social and economic climates. While the program is open to students from outside institutions only MSU students may qualify for MSU scholarships:

Randall Smith/M. Richard Zinman Award for Study Abroad goes to outstanding majors in the James Madison College (sponsor of this program) who will benefit from one of the college's study abroad programs, such as the program in Hungary. Awards are $1,000.

MSU Credit Union Scholarships are the most widely awarded and generous. Up to $1,000 for a summer program is available for those who demonstrate balance of academic merit and financial need. Forest Akers Scholarships are given to those study abroad participants who may not be able to afford the program without the necessary funds. Awards are $500.

For students from Canada
British Columbia
Eötvös Loránd University meets the designation criteria determined by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology, British Columbia. Students from British Columbia may be eligible for funding through StudentAid BC.

The StudentAid BC school code assigned to Eötvös Loránd University is QULV. Please refer to this code in future correspondence with StudentAid BC.

New Brunswick
Eötvös Loránd University meets the designation criteria determined by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour, New Brunswick.

Students from New Brunswick may be eligible for funding through the Brunswick Student Financial Assistance Program.
The code assigned to Eötvös Loránd University is QWAO. Please refer to this code in future correspondence with StudentAid BC.

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