Bastian Becker

Country of origin: Germany

“What initially attracted me to the Doctoral School was the academic excellence and support their PhD program promised. I was not disappointed and appreciated the freedom we were given in developing our projects and the opportunities to gather firsthand teaching experience. The methods training here is worth highlighting, not only because of its quality but also its diversity, which is something that not many universities are able to offer. Also, Budapest’s architecture and setting still impresses me after years and, like everyone I know, I find the city socially, intellectually, and politically inspiring. My advice to anyone joining CEU is to get ready to be surprised and challenged by the city, your classmates and yourself each and every day.”

Central European University’s Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations offers one of the largest, most international and most competitive programs in Europe, comprised of close to 50 permanent faculty members and over 100 doctoral students from about 40 countries. Specializations are available based on a system of tracks: Comparative Politics / International Relations / Political Economy / Political Theory / Public Policy

Program offered

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science

Research areas

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Economy
  • Political Theory
  • Public Policy

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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