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PhD - Master: CEU History Department offers fellowships for graduate students‏

CEU History Department offers fellowships for graduate students

The History Department at CEU Budapest offers competitive fellowships for MA and PhD programs.

Central European University in Budapest, Hungary is the only international English-language graduate school in Europe that is accredited both on our continent (in Hungary) and in the United States. The History Department focuses on early modern and modern history, with a number of regional concentrations, including Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the former territories of the Ottoman and Russian Empires. Comparative perspectives on Western Europe and the Middle East are encouraged in both teaching and research. Furthermore, it is possible to concentrate on a number of special subjects such as Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, Ottoman Studies, History of Science, or Religious Studies. The affiliated Source Language Teaching unit offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Ancient Greek, Latin, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Hungarian, Russian, Syriac, and Turkish.

The curriculum is comparative, interdisciplinary, and relates to current theoretical discussions in the field and beyond. The department offers courses in the following fields:

Historical Studies: Historiography, Theories, Methods, Skills
Social and Political History
Religious, Cultural, and Intellectual History
Ethnicity, Nations, Nationalism and Empires

Students may earn certificates in Jewish Studies and Religious Studies. In addition to coursework, conferences, workshops, and guest lectures are held throughout the year to enrich the curriculum and the academic life in the department.

The History Department is a cosmopolitan place of learning, a site of transnational academic socialization where sophisticated scholarship is combined with a relaxed, collegial atmosphere. Faculty come from a variety of countries, including Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United States. See for more information on faculty research interests and contact information.

In recent years the department has admitted students from over thirty countries in Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Central Asia. The majority receive grants, fellowships, and other forms of need- and merit-based financial assistance. Many of our MA graduates have been accepted into high-ranking American and European PhD programs, and our alumni teach in universities around the world or have taken leading positions in government, business, and international organizations.

The department invites applications for the

1) one-year MA program, designed for students who have completed at least a four-year Bachelor’s degree;

2) two-year MA program, designed for those who have completed a three-year Bachelor’s degree;

3) PhD program.

All academic programs start in September 2012. The application deadline is January 25, 2012. Apply at Early applications are encouraged.

For inquiries about the department, the programs, the funding schemes, and the admission process, or for any other questions related to our department, please contact Ms. Agnes Bendik: