M.A. Gender Studies

Central European University (CEU)

Application deadline: February 1,2015;April 1, 2015: SECOND DEADLINE for Master's applicants applying for Tuition Scholarships (i.e. tuition waivers) only.June 1, 2015: FINAL DEADLINE for self-financing students.
Tuition fee:
  • € 12,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Department of Gender Studies

The department attracts students from a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, and focuses on integrative and comparative approaches to gender studies. Programs aim to critically examine past and present developments related to gender in culture and society. The curriculum at the department emphasizes interdisciplinary scholarship, such as gender and post-socialist studies, nationalism, queer theory, cultural studies, transnationalism and international political movements.

Career Path

Graduates find employment as researchers, teachers and experts on gender affairs at universities, governmental organizations, NGOs, and the private sector, or continue their studies at CEU or other academic institutions.

Select Areas of Resea rch

  • Globalization and postcolonialism
  • Gender, nation, and state
  • Gender and science
  • Feminist theories and epistemology
  • Women’s and gender history
  • Gender, socialism, and postsocialism
  • Gender, war, and memory
  • Queer theory
  • Labor market gender inequalities
  • Bioethics, biopolitics, and posthumanism
  • Cultural studies
  • Women’s literature


This program provides students with expertise in gender theory and scholarship and encourages critical analyses of gender in relation to ethnicity, culture, nation, sexuality, and class. Students are encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary coursework in related fields of the social sciences, humanities, and policy studies.


  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • BA degree (min. four-year)
  • Some knowledge of gender-sensitive scholarship
  • Complete online application: www.ceu.hu/apply

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 570
TOEFL iBT® test: 88


CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides a variety of merit-based scholarships available to students from any country.
  • CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships cover from 50 to 100 percent of tuition expenses up to € 16,000 per year.
  • CEU Housing Awards provide accommodation in CEU’s Residence Center for the duration of the academic year.
  • CEU Master’s Degree Stipend Awards provide full or partial stipends to assist with the cost of living expenses in Budapest during the academic year, up to € 3,200 per year. Recipients of any of the above three awards will also receive health insurance coverage for the duration of their studies.
  • CEU Alumni Scholarships funded by alumni, are awarded to master’s degree students with financial need who have a proven record of leadership in extracurricular activities, community service, and civic engagement.
  • Named Scholarships provide additional awards to master’s students enrolled in specific programs at CEU.
  • CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition and health insurance, and provide a generous stipend for housing and living expenses.
  • External Scholarships administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus scholarship, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.
  • Student Loans
CEU is an eligible institution for:
  1. Hungarian Student Loans (Diakhitel)
  2. US Federal Student Loans
  3. Canadian Student Loans
  4. Other national student loan programs

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