The Department of History at Central European University (CEU), a flagship of the global struggle for academic freedom, offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on history from the late medieval period to the present. It is recognized for its innovative approaches to research and teaching and as a center for outstanding research advancing comparative and transnational history on empirical and theoretical grounds. Our international faculty (currently representing 16 countries) offers expertise that extends from early modern history to the comparative study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century, as well as the post-communist period; from numerous aspects of social, cultural and intellectual history to comparative religious, visual and archival studies.
CEU is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest and accredited both in Hungary and the United States. It is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world (from more than 100 countries) and take pride in the fact that there is no dominant nationality on campus. Our student/faculty ratio is 8:1, allowing for small, discussion-based seminars and close guidance from faculty members.
Scholarships and Application Deadline
The vast majority of our students receive generous financial aid packages, including scholarships with stipends and accommodation. Research grants are also available for all students regardless of nationality. The deadline to apply for admission for the 2018-19 academic year is February 1, 2018.
- Master of Arts in Comparative History (One Year)
- Master of Arts in Comparative History: From 1500 to the Present (Two Years)
- Master of Arts in European Women's and Gender History [MATILDA] (Two Years)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative History
Additional Certificates in Various Specializations: Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Thought, Religious Studies, Science Studies, and Archives and Evidentiary Practices (in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives).
Selected Areas of Research
- Early modern cultural and political history
- Comparative history of Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian empires
- Comparative religious studies
- History of nationalism and national movements
- Comparative history of fascism
- Comparative history of communism
- Gender history
- History of political thought
- Social and labor history
- Soviet and post-Soviet studies
- Transnational and global history
- Urban studies
- Visual studies
- History of science