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Central European University (CEU) Doctor of Philosophy in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Central European University (CEU)

Doctor of Philosophy in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Vienna, Austria

4 Years


Full time

Request application deadline *

Sep 2024

EUR 15,000 / per year **


* application deadline for doctoral programs for applicants from all countries, all applications must be complete with any applicable standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.)

** payable in one or two installments, non-refundable initial tuition fee installment (€500 EUR) is paid to confirm your acceptance of our offer of admission and is credited towards the 1st tuition fee installment in year 1


Doctoral programs at CEU are fully funded study programs with a standard duration of 4 years that award a US and an Austrian degree.

The major aims of the doctoral program in Late Antique, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies are to encourage transdisciplinary medievalist research, open new perspectives, and develop new approaches. The research conducted by CEU Ph.D. candidates often acts as a bridge between the scholarly worlds of their home intellectual communities and Anglo-American scholarly discourse, a fact in which the department takes pride. High-level knowledge of the source language(s) their research requires is an entry requirement for PhD applicants.

Sample Courses for the Doctoral Program

Byzantine Writers on the Lives of Saints and Emperors: Between Fact and Fiction (2) Baukje van den Berg; Reading Medieval Latin Charters (Palaeography) (2) Katalin Szende; Servus servorum Dei: The Papacy from Its Origins to the Cadaver Synod (897) (2) Daniel Ziemann and Volker Menze; Monastic Culture: Buildings, Community, Landscape (2) Jozsef Laszlovszky; Historiography, Political Discourse and Politics in Late Medieval Europe (13th–15th centuries) (2) Eloise Adde; Great Themes of Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Philosophy (2) Istvan Perczel and Gyorgy Gereb.

Program Accreditation/Registration

  • The program was approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)


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