Submitting the Thesis

The thesis has to be submitted to the Dean’s Office to the PhD assistant.

The PhD student shall submit the doctoral thesis within a period of three academic years after passing the comprehensive examination.

Documents needed for submission:

  • Thesis: 4 black hard-bound copies
  • Thesis booklets: 7 copies with a Co-author waiver form attached
  • The list of publications and all publications serving as the basis of the thesis (electronically)
  • Copies of the language exam certificates
  • Copy of the master degree

Thesis

The thesis has to be submitted in A4 sized 4 black hard-bound copies with the title in golden letters (Title of the PhD thesis, Author, University of Szeged, Doctoral School of Computer Science, Szeged, Year). The length of the thesis should be between 40 and 120 pages excluding appendices and whole page-sized figures. A 3-5-page long summary in English should be included at the end of the thesis. The language of the thesis has to be in English in case of foreign students. To prepare the thesis it is recommended to use the template of the Doctoral School of Computer Science available at: https://github.com/jelasity/szte-cs-phdthesis-template

Before submitting the dissertation to the Dean’s Office, every candidate has to upload the entire thesis on SZTE Doktori Repozitórium (Doctoral Repository of SZTE): http://doktori.bibl.u-szeged.hu/information.html

A document proving the uploading has to be sent to the PhD assistant concerned. The uploaded material will become visible within 2-3 days in the repository, not immediately. You can enquire about the repository on the following link: http://www.ek.szte.hu/?lang=en

In the repository at the candidate’s data the MTMT author identification number must be indicated. As division the candidate has to indicate "Doctoral School of Computer Science", as discipline either "Engineering > Information technology" or "Natural Sciences > Mathematics and Computer Science", according to the research topic.

Thesis booklet

An A5-sized 10-15-page summary of the thesis in English (7 copies) has to be submitted together with thesis. The language of the thesis booklet and the dissertation has to be the same, in case of foreign students both only in English.

The paper-bound cover of the thesis booklet has to include the title, theses of the PhD thesis, the author, the name and title of the supervisor, Doctoral School of Computer Science, University of Szeged, Department/Institute, year.

In the thesis booklets a Co-author waiver form has to be attached to the end and be signed by the co-authors. The Co-author waiver form has to be prepared only for publications serving as the basis of the thesis. The Co-author waiver form can be found in Appendix 2 of the Operational Regulations of the Doctoral School of Computer Science of the University of Szeged: https://www.inf.u-szeged.hu/phd/en/documents

If other PhD students and PhD candidates participated as co-authors in the publications their supervisor also has to sign the Co-author waiver form.

The thesis booklet has to be uploaded together with the thesis on SZTE Doktori Repozitórium (Doctoral Repository of SZTE).

Publications

The list of publications and all publications serving as the basis of the thesis have to be submitted electronically to the PhD assistant concerned. Thus, the publication list must contain the publications not used in the thesis, too. For each entry in the publication list the candidate has to indicate the point-value along with justification. Concerning conference publications, it is recommended to indicate the conference ranking when available, especially the CORE ranking (A*, A, B, C). Concerning journal papers it is recommended to indicate the scimago ranking (D1, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) when available. The total point-value of the publications also has to be given.

The MTMT identification number has to be indicated on the list of publications (it is recommended to generate the publication list in MTMT and supplement it by the information above.

Language requirements

 

The candidate has to prove that they satisfied the language requirements for obtaining the PhD degree by submitting copies of the language exam certificates or equivalent. One of the two languages required by law must be English. The other language must be German, French, Italian, Spanish or Russian, or the official language of one of the neighbouring countries. As a further option, the candidate might submit an application to the Council of the Doctoral School to get an additional foreign language accepted.

Comprehensive exam

The comprehensive exam is a prerequisite of obtaining the PhD degree. The minutes of the comprehensive exams are available at the Dean’s Office. No additional steps are required.