Breaking down disciplinary and geographical borders, our programs offer broad-based training in the history of Eastern, Central and Western Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and Central Asia. Guided by an international faculty from 16 countries, you will take a closer look at the Habsburg, Romanov and Ottoman Empires as well as the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century through the lens of religious, cultural, intellectual and social history. You will also benefit from our innovative approach to researching, understanding and teach

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
• PhD in Comparative History 

What you can specialize in

  • Archives and evidentiary practices  
  • Contemporary history  
  • Early modern studies  
  • Eastern Mediterranean studies  
  • History of science  
  • Jewish studies  
  • Religious studies  
  • Political thought  
  • Visual studies

What you will study

  • The Habsburg, Ottoman and Romanov empires and their legacies  
  • Nationalisms and internationalisms  
  • Fascism  
  • Communism and post-communism
  • Religious studies  
  • Intellectual, cultural and art history  
  • Urban history  
  • Gender history  
  • Visual and media studies  
  • Diplomacy and international relations 

Why CEU?

• Students and faculty from 115 countries
• Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
• Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
• 8:1 student/faculty ratio
• Based in Budapest and Vienna


In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous and accessible scholarships, available to students from any country.

In 2017-2018, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing. 

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