“When I enrolled in the two-year program, I found myself in an academic environment that is not only friendly and inspiring, but very interdisciplinary as well. Nationalism Studies and its Jewish Studies specialization offered courses from many disciplines that truly opened my eyes to the world and helped me carry out my research in the best possible way. I have also become part of a fantastic network through which I have found colleagues and true friends from all around the globe.”

The Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University (CEU) addresses 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.


  • 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
  • Diaspora studies 

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, the heart of Europe 

Scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world, and provides generous scholarships available to accepted students from any country. In 2016-2017, 84% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition fee awards to scholarships with stipends and housing.

Apply by: 

  • February 1, 2018 for master’s studies with financial aid
  • June 1, 2018 for self-financing master’s studies 

Find out more about CEU programs, admissions requirements and available funding options here