The Department of History at Central European University (CEU, Budapest) offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on the history of Eurasia 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 offers expertise that extends from the history of the Habsburg, Romanov, and Ottoman Empires to the comparative study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century; from comparative religious studies to numerous aspects of cultural and intellectual history.
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 and take prides in the fact that there is no dominant nationality on campus. Our student/faculty ratio is 6:1, allowing for small, discussion-based seminars and close guidance from faculty members.
The vast majority of our students receive generous financial aid packages, including full scholarships with stipends. Research grants are also available for all students regardless of nationality. The deadline to apply for admission with financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year is February 1, 2017.
- 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
- Comparative history of communism
- Comparative history of fascism
- Comparative history of Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian empires
- Comparative religious studies
- Cultural history
- Digital humanities
- Early modern history
- Gender studies
- Intellectual history
- Labor history
- Nationalism studies
- Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian history
- Social history
- South and South-East Asian Studies
- Soviet and post-Soviet studies
- Transnational and global history
- Urban studies