Biljiana Lalic

Country of origin: Croatia

“Besides the fact that CEU is one of the few places in the world where you can study Nationalism Studies, I chose the two-year program because it offers an interdisciplinary insight into the field of minority protection and integration. I have enrolled in the Jewish Studies specialization where I had the opportunity to apply theories and analytical concepts concerning ethnic, national and religious minority self-determination. As Europe’s quintessential minority throughout history, writing my thesis about the Jewish minority in Croatia enriched me both on an academic and personal level. What is even more important, during my years at CEU I have met friends from a range of different academic and geographical backgrounds who taught me how to be truly open and curious about the world.”

Central European University’s Nationalism Studies programs address issues of nationalism, self-determination, state formation, ethnic conflict, minority protection, language and citizenship rights, and constitutional design in modern and contemporary societies. It encourages critical and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of nationalism and provides students with a theoretical and methodological background in applied social sciences.

Programs offered

  • Master of Arts in Nationalism Studies / 1 year
  • Master of Arts in Nationalism Studies / 2 years

Research areas

  • Democracy and transnational politics
  • Ethnicity and nationalism
  • Nationalist politics and ethnicity
  • Self-determination and international minority protection
  • Transnational citizenship
  • Nationalism in Southeastern Europe

Why CEU?

  • Students and faculty from 116 countries
  • Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
  • Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
  • 8:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Based in Budapest, the heart of Europe

Generous scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world and provide generous scholarships and research grants based on merit. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid.

How to apply
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