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Call for PhD - Central European University

The Department of Political Science at CEU invites you to apply for its one- and two-year MA programs, as well as a PhD program, taught in English, in a highly international environment. The one-year MA and the PhD program are accredited in the U.S., the two-year MA has double, U.S. and Hungarian accreditation.

Our department offers a wide range of financial assistance for prospective students. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for both Master (one- year and two-year) and PhD studies on a competitive basis. The majority of CEU students receive internal or external financial aid while about 90% of the students at the Political Science Department are granted some kind of financial aid, ranging from tuition waiver to full stipends. Our outstanding 6:1 student/faculty ratio ensures the opportunity for professional development for each and every student and we aim to foster critical thinking and analytical skills through debates, workshops, seminars, and conferences.

The Political Science Department’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research has also been acknowledged by professional world university rankings. The department was placed in 2015 at the 29th place in the world, 7th in Europe by Quacquarelli Symonds. Our department was recognized as one of the best political science departments in Europe, receiving six stars from the CHE – Centre for Higher Education Development in 2010. The Department is proud to be the host to the prestigious 11th ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Summer School in Methods and Techniques.

Located in the lively and fascinating city of Budapest, the Central European University offers not only a unique experience of postgraduate studies in a dynamic and highly international graduate school environment, but it also enables students to achieve a successful international career. Our program has an excellent placement record and targets both future academics and students who wish to pursue professions in non-academic jobs such as civil service positions, the news media, NGOs, political and cultural organizations, and private businesses.

Attached you can find our brochure and a call for the current application season. The deadline for the first round of applications is February 4, 2016 so if you think you may be interested in our MA or PhD program, or have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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Thank you very much for your time. Best wishes, Carsten Schneider Head, Department of Political Science