The Department of Medieval Studies of Central European University (Vienna) is pleased to announce its call for applications for the 2020/2021 academic year. The deadline is January 30, 2020.

Central European University is a graduate level, English-language university with a multi-disciplinary Medieval Department that offers the following programs:

-1-year MA in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

-2-year MA in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

-2-year MA Cultural Heritage Studies

-PhD in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

CEU provides a variety of merit-based scholarships and various other types of financial support available to students at all levels and from any country (tuition waiver, stipend, housing awards, health insurance coverage):

Interested applicants can contact us at [email protected]. For further information, visit:

Medieval Studies at Central European University

CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies offers MA and PhD programs on all aspects of the history and culture of the period from 300 to 1600 CE. International faculty members cover Central and Western Europe as well as the Byzantine, Slavic, Jewish, Arab and Ottoman worlds from various angles and through various disciplines. We boast a highly spirited, multicultural student body, and a growing network of alumni in education, research, cultural institutions, business and international organizations. Our department also participates in the Erasmus+ Program and cooperates with nearly thirty institutions across Europe. Check our video to see what our students and faculty have to say about us.

Multi-disciplinary research

We host innovative research units, such as the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, the Medieval Central Europe Research Network (MECERN) or the Center for Religious Studies. Students also have the opportunity to specialize in fields like Jewish studies and political thought. Read more

Vienna / Budapest: Old and New Campus Work Together

CEU is a graduate English-language university in Vienna. While the mandatory teaching will take place in Vienna, we are also considering to offer research possibilities and optional teaching in Budapest during the academic year. Please signal in your application material if you would be interested in activities in Budapest.

Want a sneak peek into life on campus? Check our video to see the life at the new Vienna campus. For first-hand experiences, connect with alumni or catch up with our #MyCEU series, where current and former students, staff and faculty tell their CEU story.

Lively community

We regularly organize international interdisciplinary conferences in which the participation of our students is more than welcome. The Medieval and History departments also organize a yearly undergraduate conference: Check the video on our 2018 event, “Coping with Crisis.” To catch another glimpse of what excites us, tune in to CEU Medieval Radio, a twenty-four-hour webcast about medieval history and culture. Read more

Free source language courses

Our Source Language Teaching Group offers students year-round courses in less commonly taught languages, including Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Latin, Syriac, Hebrew, Armenian, Old Georgian, Ottoman, Old Church Slavonic and Persian, to help students get first-hand access to key research sources. Read more

Flexible funding options

CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and offers a variety of merit-based scholarships and tuition awards available to students from any country. Read more


Learn about our admissions process, deadlines and requirements at Deadline for applicants to master’s and doctoral programs who wish to be considered for CEU financial aid: January 30, 2020.


Ask about our programs through our inquiry form, contact us at [email protected], or find us on Facebook.