Invitation to BA, one- and two-year MA program, as well as our PhD program




The Department of Political Science at Central European University invites you to apply for its BA, one- and two-year MA program, as well as our PhD program, taught in English, in a highly international environment in Vienna, AustriaAll our degrees are accredited both in the United States and in Austria. 


Excellence in Teaching and Research: 

  • In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds university ranking in 2021, CEU has been ranked 25th place in the world in political science, and 4th within European Union.  
  • Our programs target both future academics and students who wish to pursue professions in non-academic jobs such as civil service positions, the news media, international organizations, NGOs, political and cultural organizations, and private businesses.  

Financial Aid: Our department offers a wide range of financial assistance to prospective students, ranging from tuition waivers to full stipends 

  • About 90% of the MA students at the Political Science Department are granted some kind of financial aid. CEU also increased its scholarship scheme for 2022/2023: 
    • CEU Master’s Excellence Scholarship: 1,000 EUR/month; 
    • CEU Master's Distinction Scholarship: 750 EUR/month; 
    • CEU Master's Scholarship: 500 EUR/month. 
  • All PhD students are fully funded: 1,300 EUR/month. 

Classes and Technology: Our outstanding 7:1 student/faculty ratio ensures excellent opportunities for academic and professional development. 

  • Professors utilize cutting-edge technology and platforms to enhance online and on-site learning experience in order to enable our students to acquire the best possible foundations for their careers and further study. 
  • Our department offers live-streaming of all public lectures and seminars. 
  • All classrooms are equipped with high-tech tools that ensure high-quality digital learning environment. 

Response to Covid-19: At the time of writing this letter, the department must prepare for various scenarios of online and campus-based or hybrid teaching in the upcoming academic year as well. We expect that by 2022/23 we can deliver our programs fully on campus and in-person, but we are well-prepared for remote, online teaching as well. 

  • Faculty worked together to adapt and redesign the delivery of our programs to provide a smooth transition from on-campus teaching to online courses, if necessary. 
  • The department may offer the possibility of interoperability of online and on-site classes. 
  • Doctoral students as Teaching Assistants provide extensive academic and technical support at classes.  
  • Faculty are available as mentors to students who can always consult with issues and questions related to your studies. 

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2022 so if you may be interested in our BA, MA or PhD program, or have further question, do not hesitate to contact us at We


Опубликовано: 18.01.22