The program comprises a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum in political issues of high contemporary relevance. The focus is on the study of democracy from different angles – comparative politics, political economy, normative political theory – all based on the rigorous application of sound social science methods.
Department of Political Science
The department focuses on several areas of political science, with a particular emphasis on comparative politics and political economy. Talented young people from all over the world have the opportunity to study in small classes in close collaboration with internationally renowned scholars, and receive top-notch training in research methods and data analysis techniques.
Graduates of the department find employment in government and business, international organizations and NGOs, politics, research organizations, political analysis, the news media and civil service; and pursue doctoral and postdoctoral studies at leading European and U.S. universities.
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. First degree in political science, economics, sociology, history, law or a related field. Statement of purpose. Essay on an issue or problem in political science. Writing sample. Proof of English proficiency. Letters of recommendation. Curriculum vitae. Complete online application: View Website
Recipient: Central European University
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