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The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on history from the late medieval period to the present. It is recognized for its innovative approaches to historical research and graduate training. Our international faculty offer expertise that extends from early modern history 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, graduate university located in Vienna and accredited both in Austria and the United States. It is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. Our student/faculty ratio is 8:1, allowing for small, discussion-based seminars and close guidance from faculty members.
Scholarships and Application Deadline
The majority of our students receive financial aid packages regardless of nationality, including scholarships as well as maintenance and accommodation stipends. Research grants are available for all students. We also offer a fully-funded merit scholarship in our MA program, the Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship. The deadline to apply for admission and financial aid for the 2022-23 academic year is February 1, 2022 (23:59 CET).
- Master of Arts in Comparative History (One Year)
- Master of Arts in Comparative History: From 1500 to the Present (Two Years)
- Master of Arts in European Women's and Gender History [MATILDA] (Two Years)
- Master of Arts in “History in the Public Sphere” [HIPS] (Two Years)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative History
Additional Certificates in Various Specializations
Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Thought, Religious Studies, Visual Theory and Practice, and Archives and Evidentiary Practices (in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives).
Selected Areas of Research
- Comparative history of the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian Empires
- Religious studies
- History of nationalism and national movements
- Comparative history of fascism
- Comparative history of communism
- Early modern history
- Gender history
- History of political thought
- Social and labor history
- Soviet and post-Soviet studies
- Transnational and global history
- Urban studies
- Visual studies
- History of science