CEU’s Department of History offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on the history of Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean. Our programs also focus on Ottoman and Middle Eastern history. The curriculum covers the main historiographical traditions from the early modern period to the present and introduces students to a range of scholarly topics from the social sciences and humanities including sociology, economics, anthropology, art history, religion, and philosophy. Specializations are available in Jewish studies and religious studies.

Programs Offered

  • Master of Arts in Central European History (One Year)
  • Master of Arts in Comparative History: Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe 1500-2000 (Two Years)
  • European Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender History—MATILDA (Two Years)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe

Selected Areas of Research

  • Comparative history of fascism and communism
  • Comparative history of Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian empires
  • Comparative religious studies
  • Cultural history
  • Early modern history
  • Gender studies
  • Intellectual history
  • Nationalism studies
  • Social history
  • Urban studies

Scholarships and Fellowships

CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world—a commitment backed up with unusually generous financial aid. The University provides a variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply.

CEU Master’s Degree Fellowships (full or partial) include a full tuition scholarship (with a value of €11,000 to €12,000), housing in the CEU Residence Center, health insurance, and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships (full or partial) cover between 50 and 100 percent of tuition expenses up to €12,000 per year.

CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend for housing and living expenses. Over 90 percent of PhD students receive the full doctoral fellowship.

Direct Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian students.

External Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2013. For MATILDA, see also www.history.ceu.hu

More Information: www.ceu.hu