More information about the Medieval Studies Department is available here 

Applicants seeking to pursue a PhD at CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies should hold an Master's degree or equivalent in any field of Medieval, Late Antique, Byzantine or early Ottoman studies including art history and archaeology of the Middle Ages. Quite frequently, we also admit Classicists with an interest in later periods.

Application deadlines

Doctoral Students already enrolled in a doctoral program outside CEU can conduct research at the Medieval Studies Department as Doctoral Support Students 

In addition to the general CEU admission requirements applicants to the doctoral program in Medieval Studies are required to submit (in English)

  • summary of his/her Master’s thesis of no more than 1,000 words evidencing, if possible and/or necessary, the interdisciplinary character of his/her previous studies of the late antique, medieval or early modern periods;
  • PhD dissertation proposal [on Embark referred to as Research Proposal] of no more than 3,000 words (guidelines appended below);
  • project outline & schedule [on Embark, please upload as a Miscellaneous Document] of no more than 1,000 words (guidelines appended below).

More details of these papers are available on the departmental homepage.

Admission to the program will be based on
  • the quality of the proposed PhD dissertation, as evidenced by the PhD dissertation proposal, and the feasibility of the project, as evidenced by the project outline & schedule;
  • the relevance of the project to interdisciplinary medieval studies from c.300 to c.1600;
  • the results and grades achieved in the candidate’s Master’s studies;
  • the availability of supervision on the proposed topic in the Department of Medieval Studies.