The program prepares students to conduct interdisciplinary and comparative research on topics in early modern, modern and contemporary history.
Department of History
Our department offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on Eastern, Central and Western Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and Central Asia. The department has gained worldwide recognition as a center of excellence in comparative and transnational history. It is recognized for its innovative directions in research, teaching and theoretical reflection. The international faculty offers a wide range of expertise, extending from the history of the Habsburg, Romanov and Ottoman Empires to study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century; from religious studies to numerous aspects of cultural, intellectual and social history.
Our master’s graduates have been accepted to PhD and postdoctoral programs at UC-Berkeley, Cambridge, University of Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and other leading universities. Professionally, our graduates pursue careers with governmental institutions and international NGOs, as academics at leading universities and research institutes, and as journalists and media consultants worldwide.
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides generous merit-based scholarships available to students from any country. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to full scholarships with stipends and housing. Learn more about available funding options at: http://www.ceu.edu/financialaid
Scholarships and tuition awards
No. of awards TBC
CEU Master’s Excellence Scholarships include full tuition and health insurance as well as stipends of up to €3,200 per year. Single or shared housing in CEU’s Residence Center is offered to most candidates.CEU Master’s Scholarships include full tuition and health insurance as well as stipends of up to €1,600 per year. Single or shared housing in CEU’s Residence Center is offered to most candidates.CEU Tuition Awards cover 50-100% of tuition expenses up to €14,500 per year, as well as health insurance.CEU Doctoral Scholarships include a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend for housing and living expenses.CEU Alumni Scholarships are funded by alumni and awarded to master’s degree students with financial need who have a proven record of leadership in extracurricular activities, community service, and civic engagement.External Scholarships administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.
Value of Scholarship(s)
€13 M in tuition scholarships, €2 M external research funds, €390 T in research and travel grants
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. In 2014-2015, we provided generous funding to 80% of master’s and 92% of doctoral students, for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply.
To be considered for scholarships, complete the Financial Aid section of our online application form and indicate the type of aid you would like to receive.
General CEU admissions requirements. Bachelor’s degree in history or a related field. Statement of purpose. Proof of English proficiency. Letters of recommendation. Curriculum vitae. Complete online application: View Website
Recipient: Central European University
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