MA History Scholarships at Central European University

Deadline: 23 January 2014
Open to: MA applicants in the History department at Central European University
Scholarship: full tuition (with a value of €11,000 to €12,000), housing in the CEU Residence Center, health insurance, and a monthly stipend to cover living costs


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.

CEU’s Department of History offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on the history and culture of Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe in conjunction with the Ottoman, Middle Eastern, and larger Eastern Mediterranean world. Their curriculum covers this broad Eurasian span from the early modern period to the present, and they also encourage students to take classes and engage with faculty and peers in other disciplines at the University such as Medieval Studies, Anthropology, Public Policy, Gender Studies, Sociology, Environmental Studies, as well as Legal Studies just to name a few.

The CEU community challenges students to craft cutting-edge research projects in dialogue with the current debates and research at the forefront of the social sciences and humanities. Please visit their website to learn more about our thriving community in the department as well as the success stories of our recent alumni who have landed coveted positions in competitive tenure-track posts, the world’s top PhD programs, as well as high positions in government, NGOs, and the private sector.

Program 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)
  • Master of Arts in European Women’s and Gender History (MATILDA) (Two Years)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe
  • Specializations in Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and Eastern Mediterranean Studies

Selected Areas of Research

  • Comparative history of communism
  • Comparative history of fascism
  • 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

While earning degrees at CEU, they also encourage students to take advantage of paleography as well as language classes in the Department and CEU’s Source Language Teaching Unit that teaches beginning, intermediate, as well as advanced Arabic, Armenian, Ancient Greek, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, German, Hungarian, Latin, Russian, Ottoman Turkish, Turkish and others.


Applicants must have a first degree from a recognized university or institution of higher education, or provide documentation indicating that they will earn such a first degree before enrolment in a CEU Master’s program.

CEU Financial Aid is awarded on a highly competitive basis to candidates for programs at the university. They urge each applicant to the university to make a responsible assessment of their financial need before requesting financial aid, or to seek support from other sources such as foundation grants, or individual or employment sponsors.


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.

Further details about financial aid are AVAILABLE HERE.


The deadline for applying for MA programs at CEU is 23 January 2014. Early applications are encouraged.

To apply you must complete the online application form HERE and submit the required academic records, letters of recommendation, CV, proof of English proficiency as detailed on the How to Apply page HERE.

CEU charges an application fee of 40 USD for each applicant, which allows them to be considered for up to 2 departments and for any number of programs within each department in one admission cycle. The application fee is non-refundable and will not be waived.

For inquiries about the History department, the programs, the funding schemes, and the admission process, or for any other questions related to their department, please contact Ms. Agnes Bendik at

History Department
Central European University
Nador u. 9
H-1051 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 327-3022
Fax: +36 1 327-3191

For more information see the official website HERE

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