Thursday, January 12, 2012

Central European University Graduate Programs

Our final application deadline is approaching, prospective students can submit their online application until January 25, 2012. So if you know students who you think may be interested in our MA or PhD program, please take one minute and forward them this message. Applicants should start their online application as soon as possible in order for us to support them throughout the application process. Attached you can find a poster, our brochure and a short CEU advertisement for the current application season. We really appreciate all your help.

As you probably know, the Political Science Department’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research has also been acknowledged by prestigious world university rankings. Our department is among the best 100 universities in the world according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS 2010) rankings (, as well as one of the best political science departments in Europe, receiving five stars from the Center for Higher Education Development in 2009 and 2010 ( These developments, we hope, raise further the profile of the department and makes your diplomas and certificates more valuable. So, please disseminate the news (e.g. place it on your Facebook site, if you have one - or join our group at

During the last few years a number of new colleagues joined the Political Science Department. Next to the core faculty, distinguished visiting professors (e.g. Kenneth Benoit, Marizio Cotta, Richard S. Katz, Radoslaw Markowski, Herbert Kitschelt, Philippe Schmitter, and Sidney Tarrow in just the last years) give courses. Our outstanding 5:1 student/faculty ratio ensures the opportunity for professional development for each and every student. We aim to foster critical thinking and analytical skills through debates, workshops, seminars and conferences. The Department strives for academic excellence by providing students with firm background in such core areas as comparative politics, political theory and political economy. We offer advanced training in both statistical analysis and qualitative methodology that can encourage students to select the most suitable tools for the research topic they would like to elaborate.  Research is a cornerstone of CEU as well as the Department’s innovative approach. With the help of interdisciplinary and comparative incentives the students are encouraged to address complex social and political issues of key interest. Students are also welcome to collaborate with the faculty and exchange their ideas on research in various research groups.

CEU 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.

Future Applicants will find the information they need at

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestion, comments, or questions.

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