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Central European University
Central European University


Study History at CEU

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) offers interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on Eastern, Central and Western Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The international faculty has a wide range of expertise, extending from the history of the Habsburg, Romanov and Ottoman Empires to the study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century; to religious studies to numerous aspects of cultural, intellectual and social history.

Programs Offered

  • Master of Arts in Comparative History / 1 year
  • Master of Arts in Comparative History: From 1500 to Present Time / 2 years
  • Master of Arts in European Women’s and Gender History (MATILDA) / 2 years
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative History

Research Areas

  • Nationalism studies
  • History of Communism
  • History of fascism
  • History of Habsburg, Ottoman and Romanov empires
  • Religious studies
  • Cultural history
  • Early modern history
  • Gender studies
  • Intellectual history
  • Social history
  • Urban studies

Scholarships Available

CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides generous scholarships available to accepted students from any country. In 2016-2017, 84% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing.


Apply by:

February 1, 2018, for master’s and PhD studies with financial aid
June 1, 2018, for self-financing master’s studies


Find out more about CEU programs, admissions requirements and available funding options here.


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