Call for Applications: PhD and MA Scholarships in Comparative History (CEU, Budapest)

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CEU Department of History | Apply for PhD and MA Scholarships!

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on the history of Eurasia from the late medieval period to the present. It is recognized for its innovative approaches to research and teaching and as a center for outstanding research advancing comparative and transnational history on empirical and theoretical grounds. Our international faculty offers expertise that extends from the history of the Habsburg, Romanov, and Ottoman Empires to the comparative study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century; from comparative religious studies to numerous aspects of cultural and intellectual history.

CEU is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest and accredited both in Hungary and the United States. It is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and take prides in the fact that there is no dominant nationality on campus. Our student/faculty ratio is 6:1, allowing for small, discussion-based seminars and close guidance from faculty members.    

Scholarships and Application Deadline

The vast majority of our students receive generous financial aid packages, including full scholarships with stipends. Research grants are also available for all students regardless of nationality. The deadline to apply for admission with financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year is February 1, 2017.

Programs Offered

Additional Certificates in Various Specializations

Eastern Mediterranean StudiesJewish StudiesPolitical ThoughtReligious StudiesScience Studies, and Archives and Evidentiary Practices (in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives).

Selected Areas of Research

Comparative history of communism

Comparative history of fascism

Comparative history of Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian empires

Comparative religious studies

Cultural history

Digital humanities

Early modern history

Gender studies

Intellectual history

Labor history

Nationalism studies

Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian history

Social history

South and South-East Asian Studies

Soviet and post-Soviet studies

Transnational and global history

Urban studies

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