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What Our Alumni Say

Imre Szabo (MA 2009-2010, PhD 2011-2016)

Post-doctoral fellow at University College Dublin

Bogdana Buzarnescu (MA 2009-2010)

Principal Assistant - Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe
"CEU, and in particular, it’s political science department, has been an enriching and truly formative period for me. Firstly, it has been a year of intensely demanding yet intellectually stimulating studies.

Constantin Manuel Bosancianu (MA 2008-2009, PhD 2011-2017)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, “Institutions and Political Inequality”, Political Economy of Development research area, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany.

Maria Fedorova (MA 2013-2014)

Data Analyst at International Organization for Migration

Sharon S. Belli (MA 2014-2016)

PhD Researcher, Political Science Dpt., University of Antwerp, Belgium

Ivan Nikolovski (MA 2015-2017)

Junior researcher at the Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’ – Skopje and President of JEF Macedonia – Macedonian national section of the Young European Federalists movement

Martin Molder (PhD 2012-2017)

Researcher, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu "I will always look back at CEU with fondness and gratitude. By now I have been working and studying at different universities for around 15 years. From all that, my time at the Department of Political Science at CEU clearly stands out."

Zainiddin Karaev (PhD 2001-2004)

Operations Officer, State and Peacebuilding Fund, the World Bank "For me, experience at CEU and Budapest has been transformative in every way. CEU offered enabling learning environment"

Maximilian Spinner (2007, PhD)

Foreign Policy Department of the Federal Chancellery, Berlin “For me CEU was a very intense and enriching experience, both academically and personally. "

Armin Haeberle (MA 2004-2005)

Head of Corporate Development Frankfurt Business Media - Part of the F.A.Z. Publishing Group, Frankfurt, Germany "CEU was a great experience for me. While the academic level was really demanding, the atmosphere was always friendly and the support and interaction with the professors and university staff a real pleasure. "

Juliane Sophie Stein (MA 2012-2014)

Researcher, Institute for Political Science - Centre for Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Science "One of my major motivations for choosing CEU's Department of Political Science was the attractive combination of excellence in teaching and research on the one hand, and the good range of scholarships on the other. "

Olga Victorovna Smirnova (MA 2001-2002)

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University "My life can be divided into before and after CEU. This was a truly transformative year for me as a student of Political Science."

Anna and Dave McKeever (MA 2011-2012)

Anna is Research Associate at Ulster University, while Dave is PhD candidate at University of Ulster "We studied together on the Political Science MA program and married two years after meeting for the first time. CEU education, the outstanding staff, the resources at the department, and the intense workload (there is no point in pretending otherwise) change people"

Benedek Kurdi (MA 2012-2013)

Doctoral Candidate, Social Psychology, Harvard University "The curriculum of the Political Science MA program at CEU offers a reasonably broad and, at the same time, in-depth introduction to the social sciences. "

Aliya Abbasi (MA 2012-2013)

PhD candidate, University of Queensland "Every day spent at CEU was full of learning, challenges, opportunities, motivation and a sense of achievement"

Batlang Seabo (MA 2012-2013)

Lecturer in Political Science, University of Botswana "Studying at CEU, in the Political Science department, is indeed a rare privilege that will potentially open up opportunities for me in the future, particularly for my career in research. It is a life-changing experience, an investment in my future."

Andrej Nosko (IRES MA 2005-2006, PhD 2013)

Director for Europe at PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law "To succeed in the current world, you need transferable skills, which will enable you to succeed in many walks of life. "

Stela Garaz (MA 2004-2005, PhD 2005-2012)

Consortium Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Habitat for Humanity EMEA "CEU contributed greatly to my professional growth due to its committed faculty, access to a great variety of resources, and high quality of teaching."

Daniel Horn (MA 2003-2004, PhD 2004-2010)

Senior Fellow, Institute of Economics, Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences "CEU is a true academic and intellectual community. Meeting people from all around the world and contrasting approaches from all around the scientific spectrum helped me to develop personally as well as academically."

Grigorii Golosov (MA 1993-1994)

Professor of Political Science, Project Director, Center for Democracy and Human Rights Helix, St. Petersburg "I spent the 1993-1994 academic year at CEU Pol Sci Department, then newly formed. Academically, the time spent was more than worth it"

Peter Bajomi-Lazar (MA 1995-1996, PhD 1997-2004)

Professor of Mass Communication, Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences "My years as an MA and a PhD student at CEU's Department of Political Science have taught me that social scientists have a certain responsibility toward society, and they have to do their best to help open and free societies develop in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe."

Annamaria Orban (PhD 1999-2003)

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Communication, Budapest University of Technology and Economics "The CEU PhD program helped a mother of two kids near 40 to speed up her academic carrier… "

Evgeni Evgeniev (MA 2000-2001, PhD 2001-2007)

First Secretary at Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the European Union “CEU is a meeting place for people of different cultures, knowledge and experience. "

Mano Toth (MA 2010-2011)

PhD, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge "My time at CEU was very rewarding. Engaging in thought-provoking debates expanded my vision and allowed me to go beyond the rather top-down learning experience of my undergraduate years"

Jennifer Yip (MA 2010-2011)

Supervisor, Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP), Refugee Services of Texas "CEU has allowed me develop my capacity in many ways. The activities organized on and off campus made me more socially active and the courses more academically-driven. "

Miles Maftean (MA 2010-2011, PhD 2012)

Lecturer, Eotvos Lorand University "My experience at CEU led me to develop a whole different idea of what learning actually is - it isn't simply obtaining and retaining truth and justifying this truth, but understanding what truth means to all different groups of people around the world"

Winne Ko (MA 2010-2011)

Project and Policy Officer at International Diabetes Federation Europe "CEU is truly global and the 10 month experience not only filled up my intellectual capacity, but also changed my way of thinking about the wider world"

Yuliana Palagnyuk (MA 2003-2004)

Head of the Jean Monnet Department, Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Policy and Management, Institute of Public Administration, Black Sea Petro Mohyla State University in consortium with “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” "CEU was a wonderful experience as it helped me to grow both professionally and personally. "

Endre Danyi (MA 2002-2003)

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main "The Central European University is all about transformation and movement. It is about the fascination with the ways in which societies, places and practices transform – sometimes slowly, sometimes overnight."

Emilia Lubenova (MA 2007-2008)

Business Development Expert at New - I JSC, Bulgaria "CEU and my Budapest experience are very precious to me, I will always keep them in my heart. You helped me to be what I am now - I feel young and successful and it is sure that you contributed a lot to this feeling of mine"

Sule Chousein (MA 2006-2007)

PhD Candidate, Atatürk Institute on Modern Turkish Studies, Bogazici University "I regard my one year MA experience at the CEU as the best experience of my life. CEU is indeed a unique home which blends academic excellence with her truly dedicated, friendly and professional academic staff with equally exceptional students from all over the world."

Mariana Sireteanu Gustavsson (MA 2000-2001)

Postdoc in Political Science, Linköping University, Sweden "Looking back I can describe CEU as a great meeting place for people, for different cultures, knowledge and experience"

Hairong Lai (PhD 2003-2008)

Executive Director, China Center for Overseas Social and Philosophical Theories "Central European University opened up a new world of research in political science to me."

Peter Stamatov (MA 1995-96)

Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy and Distinguished Researcher and Santander Endowed Chair at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute for the Social Sciences (Madrid) "I remember the year I spent at CEU as an exciting time of exposure to ideas and people new to me"

Peter Vagi (MA 2002-2003)

Senior Adviser, Policy Making, Strategy and Reform at OECD - OCDE / SIGMA, Paris, France "Studying at Central European University was one of the greatest journeys of my life. Being a Hungarian myself, it was also a great experience to explore my home city, Budapest together with foreigners from all over the World"

Türk Öğrenciler İçin Yurtdışında Eğitim Fırsatı

Uluslararası öğrenciler Central European University’de (, Budapeşte Macaristan) Siyaset Bilimi alanında yüksek lisans çalışmalarına başvurmaya davet edilmektedir. Central European University İngilizce eğitim yapan, A.B.D tarafından akredite edilmiş, uluslararası öğrenci potansiyeli yüksek olan bir üniversitedir. Öğrencilerin yüzde sekseninden fazlası tüm kıtalardaki 40’ın üzerinde ülkeden gelmektedir.

Central European University Siyaset Bilimi Bölümü 1992’de kuruldu. Siyaset Bilimi’nde yüksek lisans ve doktora programları New York State University Mütevelli Heyeti tarafından ve New York State University Eğitim Bölümü bünyesinde oluşturuldu. Bu programların müfredatları disiplinin temel alanlarını kapsamaktadır: siyaset felsefesi, siyasi kurumların ve siyasi davranışın karşılaştırmalı analizi, anayasa hukuku, politik ekonomi ve kamu yönetimi. Bağımsız araştırma yeteneklerinin ve eleştirel düşüncenin öğrenciler arasında gelişmesine büyük önem verilmektedir.

Yüksek Lisans Programı

Giriş İçin Gerekenler

Siyaset Bilimi Bölümü’nün yüksek lisans programına girmek isteyen öğrencilerin genel CEU kabul gerekliliklerini karşılaması beklenmektedir. Çoğunlukla lisans derecesini iktisat, tarih, hukuk, siyaset bilimi ya da sosyoloji alanlarında almış adaylar tercih edilmekle beraber başka lisans derecelerine sahip adayların başvuruları da diğer başvurularla eşit şekilde değerlendirmeye alınacaktır.

Lisans Derecesi Alabilmek İçin Gerekenler

Genellikle dersler 4 kredidir ve öğrencilerin iki dönem süresince (10 ay), yaklaşık 55 sayfa uzunluğunda ve 32 kredi değerinde bir tez yazarak tezin savunmasını yapmaları istenmektedir. Ders içerikleri bölümün websitesinde mevcuttur güncellenmemiş bir liste ve. (MA syllabi)

Doktora Programı

Giriş İçin Gerekenler

Siyaset Bilimi doktora programı şu koşullara göre öğrenci kabul eder:

a) Öğrencilerin yüksek lisans programını 3,3 ya da üzeri bir ortalamayla bitirmiş ve iyi bir tez yazmış olması gerekir.

b) Başka üniversitelerin Siyaset Bilimi Bölümü’nün yüksek lisans programını bitirmiş olanlar 3,3 ya da üzeri ortalamaya sahip olmalı, tezlerinin 3 sayfalık İngilizce özetini ve iyi düzeyde TOEFL sonucunu (minimum 250 (600) puan gereklidir.) sağlamalıdır.

c) CEU ya da başka üniversitelerin Siyaset Bilimi haricinde bir sosyal bilimler disiplininden mezun olmuş adayların (tercihen iktisat, sosyoloji, hukuk, tarih, antropoloji), minimum 3,3 ortalama ve yüksek lisans tezinin 3 sayfalık İngilizce özetini sağlamaları gerekir. Buna ek olarak 16 kredi değerinde temel siyaset bilimi derslerini almaları ya da bu konularda genel bir sınavdan geçmeleri beklenmektedir.

Doktora Derecesini Alabilmek İçin Gerekenler

Adaylardan bir yıl içinde Siyaset Bilimi Bölümü’ndeki derslere katılarak 32 krediyi tamamlamaları istenmektedir. İlk yıl,doktora programında şu dersler verilir: Sosyal ve Politik Teori, Karşılaştırmaları Politikalar, Politik Ekonomi ve Kamu Yönetimi. Geniş ve dar çalışma alanlarında uzmanlaşmak gerekmektedir. Liste ve ders içerikleri bölümün websitesinde mevcuttur. (PhD syllabi)

Birinci yılın sonunda, doktora adaylarının bir yeterlilik sınavına girmeleri beklenmektedir. Rekabet temeline göre seçilmiş sınırlı sayıda öğrenci CEU’da  tam öğrenim harcı ve bursla iki yıl daha kalmaya hak kazanır. CEU doktora öğrencilerinin bir ya da iki dönem Oxford Üniversitesi ya da başka prestijli Anglo-sakson üniversitelerinde çalışmalarını sürdürme imkanları ve büyük uluslararası konferanslarda bildiri sunmalarına da olanak bulunmaktadır.