Political Science & Legal Studies
The department of political science at the CEU accepts about 50 MA students each year. We are an English-speaking, grad-school only institution located at the heart of Central Europe, in downtown Budapest, Hungary. We have an extremely diverse faculty and student body, and an outstanding student faculty ratio of 5 to 1. The Center for Higher Education Development, the only widely accepted ranking of European Political Science departments, places us among the top programs. We have both US and EU University status. We offer a one-year US and a two-year EU accredited political science degree. The vast majority of MA students receive a full tuition waiver, a stipend and free single room dormitory housing (with a private bath). Our PhD scholarships are highly competitive. We also offer funding for field research, conference and workshop participation even on the MA level.
In addition to our predominantly research oriented core faculty, courses are also given by distinguished visiting professors. Beyond the strong regional focus we also offer a concentration of courses in fields like comparative politics, political economy, political theory, political communication, voting, elections and parties. For the detailed curricula, course syllabi, a list of recent MA and PhD thesis topics, the application procedure, and more information on the faculty, visit our website at http://www.ceu.hu/polsci/ . The application deadline for both the MA and PhD programs is April 16.
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