My CEU enquiry

Who we are

We combine international relations research with regional expertise in the European Union and the wider European neighborhood. Our primary focuses are the evolving role of the EU, Russia, China and the U.S. in international affairs; the rise of new powers; and the role of non-state actors in world politics and the global economy.

What you will study

  • International relations theory
  • Security studies
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • History of international systems
  • Ethnic conflict, civil wars and conflict resolution
  • The EU and the neighborhood
  • Varieties of capitalism
  • Comparative regionalism
  • Post-Soviet politics
  • Internet and political activism

Apply by

  • February 1, 2023 – for master's and PhD studies with CEU financial aid
  • March 15, 2023 – for self-financing master's candidates who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area and require a study visa
  • August 15, 2023 – for self-financing master's candidates who are citizens of EU/EEA countries (or who hold a valid permanent residency permit in an EU/EEA country)

ZHULDYZ ZHUNUSSOVA / KAZAKHSTAN / Department of Internaional Relations

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to have studied in a program that is distinguished by its excellent faculty, who are always there to challenge you. The department brings together students from all over the globe, so you look at the world from many different perspectives. It has been such an empowering experience that helped me grow academically and personally.”