CEU Department of History | Apply for PhD and MA Scholarships!
The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna offers students an array of programs in interdisciplinary and comparative historical research. The CEU History Department is recognized for its innovative approaches to historical studies and graduate education. Our international faculty offer expertise that extends from the early modern period to the study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century, as well as the post-communist period; from numerous aspects of social, cultural, political, and intellectual history to religious, visual and archival studies.
CEU is an English-language, student-focused research university located in Vienna and accredited both in Austria and the United States. CEU attracts talented students and scholars from around the world. Our student/faculty ratio (7:1) allows for small research-driven and discussion-based seminars and close guidance from faculty members.
Scholarships and Application Deadline
The majority of our students receive financial aid regardless of nationality. Research grants are available for all students. We also offer a fully-funded merit scholarship in our MA programs, the Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship. The deadline to apply for admission and financial aid for the 2023-24 academic year is February 1, 2023 (23:59 CET).
• Master of Arts in Comparative History (One Year)
• Master of Arts in “History in the Public Sphere” [HIPS] (Two Years)
Additional Certificates in Various Specializations
Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Thought, Religious Studies, Visual Theory and Practice, Archives and Evidentiary Practices (in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives), Central European Studies, and Romani Studies.
Selected Areas of Research
o Comparative history of the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian Empires
o Religious studies
o History of nationalism and national movements
o Comparative history of fascism
o Comparative history of communism
o Early modern history
o Diplomatic history
o Gender history
o Art history
o History of political thought
o Social and labor history
o Soviet and post-Soviet history
o History of Central Asia
o Urban studies
o Visual studies
o History of Medicine
o History of science