Combining historical and analytic approaches, we cover the key areas of the philosophical spectrum and engage in a dialogue between contemporary philosophy and its history. Our curriculum moves beyond disciplinary boundaries, with courses offered together with CEU’s Departments of Cognitive Science, Medieval Studies and Political Science. You will have plenty of opportunities to build a global network, from attending our weekly colloquia with renowned guest lecturers to taking part in international conferences, workshops and summer schools on and off campus. 

Programs offered

• Master of Arts in Philosophy / 1 year
• Master of Arts in Philosophy / 2 years
• PhD in Philosophy 

What you will study 

  • Ancient and early modern philosophy  
  • Philosophy of language and logic  
  • Philosophy of mind  
  • Perception and consciousness
  • Causation and free will
  • Ethics and metaethics  
  • Philosophy of religion  
  • Political philosophy  
  • Theory of democracy 

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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