M.A. Gender Studies

Central European University (CEU)

Application deadline: January 23, 2014, 24:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Tuition fee:
  • € 11,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, 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.

Selected Areas of Research

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


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, such as sociology, social anthropology, and political science.


  • 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 (IETLS 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


Scholarships and Fellowships

  • CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. The University provides a variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply.

CEU Master’s Degree Fellowships (full or partial)

  • include a full tuition scholarship (with a value of €11,000 to €12,000), health insurance, and a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses.

CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships (full or partial)

  • cover from 50 to 100 percent of tuition expenses up to €12,000 per year.

Direct Student Loans, Canada Student Loans

  • are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian citizens.

External Scholarships, Financial Aid Programs

  • administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.

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