Central European University is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary. With students from some 100 countries and faculty from more than 40, CEU offers an extraordinary student/faculty ratio of 8:1. CEU is accredited in the U.S. and Hungary.
In 2013, CEU was named among the world’s top 50 universities for political science and international relations in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings, and number 12 in Europe.
CEU’s political science program was also ranked in the top (“excellence”) group of European universities in the survey by the German Center for Higher Education Development (CHE). The department focuses on several areas of political science with a special emphasis on comparative politics. The curriculum examines questions of political theory, democratization, constitutional politics, political economy, mass media, electoral behavior, party politics, research methodology, and European politics.
• Master of Arts in Political Science (One Year)
• Master of Arts in Political Science (Two Years)
• Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science
Selected Areas of Research
• Political institutions
• Party systems
• Comparative political economy
• Media and political communication
• Analytical and normative political theory
• Constitutional theory
• Political sociology
• European politics/democratization
Scholarships and Fellowships
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world—a commitment backed by 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.
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