Hungarian Accredited Degrees

Central European University offers degrees that are accredited in Hungary and/or the US, thus ensuring that its students may obtain degrees acknowledged in the member states of the European Union depending on their enrollment in CEU’s different entities. 

The “CEU, New York” entity is a US accredited institution with a teaching site in Budapest. This entity is not accredited in Hungary but its operational license is certified in Hungary by the Educational Authority. Students graduating from one of the “CEU, New York” programs obtain US degrees.

The “CEU, Budapest” entity is a Hungarian accredited institution that offers degrees accredited in Hungary. Students graduating from one of the “CEU, Budapest” programs obtain Hungarian degrees.

Students who complete both the Hungarian and the American accreditation requirements in a program that has dual accreditation may obtain two diplomas.

The Office of the Pro-Rector for Hungarian and EU Affairs is in charge of Hungarian accreditation related matters.

The degree programs listed below are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee and registered by the Educational Authority. Currently these are the only programs offered at CEU that have Hungarian accreditation.

Doctoral Degrees

CEU offers Hungarian-accredited PhD/doctoral degrees through two doctoral schools:

Economics Doctoral School ("Közgazdaságtudományi doktori iskola")

Doctoral program:

--PhD in Economics ("Közgazdaságtudományok")

"Further information: econbusi@ceu.edu
Web: http://economics-phd.ceu.edu

Doctoral School of History ("Történelemtudományi doktori iskola")

The School is run jointly by the departments of History and Medieval Studies and offers two doctoral programs:

--PhD in Medieval Studies ("Középkortudományi program")

--PhD in Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe ("Összehasonlító történettudományi program")

Further information: medstud@ceu.edu, history@ceu.edu
Web: http://dsh.ceu.edu

Master's degrees

MA in Economics ("Közgazdasági elemző")

Specializations:

-- MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets (“Globális piacok gazdaságpolitikája specializáció”)

-- MA in Economic Theory and Economic Analysis ("Gazdaságelmélet és gazdaságelemzés specializáció)

Further information: econbusi@ceu.edu
Web: https://economics.ceu.edu/programs

In case of application to the MA program, eligible background studies include:

  • Accepted with full credit value: undergraduate studies in Applied Economics, Economic- and Financial-Mathematical Analysis.
  •  The following disciplines can be accepted provided certain credits are earned: in the field of Economics: undergraduate studies in Human Resources, Economics and Management, Trade and Marketing, International Economics, Finance and Accounting, Tourism and Catering, Business Trainer and from the field of IT: IT and Management.
  • Moreover, the following degrees can be accepted, with the provision of earning additional credits: undergraduate and master training disciplines from where the credit transfer committee of the institution allows.

MA in Comparative History ("Történelem")

Specializations:

-- Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies ("Késő antik, medievisztika és reneszánsz tanulmányok specializáció")

-- Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe ("Összehasonlító történettudomány 1500-tól napjainkig specializáció")

Further information: history@ceu.edu, medstud@ceu.edu
Web: http://medievalstudies.ceu.eduhttp://history.ceu.edu

In case of application to the MA program, eligible background studies include:

  • Accepted with the inclusion of the full credit value: undergraduate studies in History
  • Moreover, the following disciplines can be accepted provided certain credits are earned: disciplines of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.
  •  In case of application to the MA program, the minimum number of credits according to previous studies is at least 50 earned in undergraduate studies in the disciplines of History.

MA in Nationalism Studies ("Kisebbségpolitika")

Further information: nationalism@ceu.edu
Web: http://nationalism.ceu.edu

In case of application to the MA program, eligible background studies include:

  •  Accepted with the inclusion of the full credit value: from the field of Social Sciences: undergraduate studies in Social Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Political Science, Cultural Anthropology and Social Pedagogy, together with equivalent college level disciplines including undergraduate studies in History from the field of Arts and Humanities, in line with the Act LXXX of 1993 on Higher Education.
  • Moreover, the following disciplines can be accepted provided certain credits are earned: From the field of Economics Studies: Applied Economics, from the field of Arts and Humanities: Pedagogy, Physiology undergraduate study, the Philosophy track of undergraduate Arts and Humanities studies, the undergraduate disciplines of the teacher training field and college level Social Science and Philosophy undergraduate disciplines in line with the Act LXXX of 1993 on Higher Education.
  • In case of application to the MA program, the minimum number of credits earned during previous studies is at least 60:
    • at least 25 credits earned in the fields of Social Science and Economics (both theoretical and practical knowledge) (including Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology and Political Science);
    • at least 12 credits earned in Economics and Law (Economics, Legal Science);
    • at least 8 credits earned in the field of Communication, Cultural, Market and Public Opinion Research; 
    • at least 15 credits earned in the field of Research Methodology.
  • The condition for eligibility to enter the MA program is that the student has at least 30 credits. Missing credits must be earned in line with the Study and Examination Regulation of the institution.

MA in Philosophy ("Filozófia")

Further information: philosophy@ceu.edu
Web: http://philosophy.ceu.edu

In case of application to the MA program, eligible background studies include:

  • Accepted with the inclusion of the full credit value: Liberal Arts undergraduate study.
  •  Moreover, the following disciplines can be accepted provided certain credits are earned: those undergraduate and master training disciplines that (based on the comparison of knowledge used as a basis for credit identification) are accepted by the credit transfer committee of the institution.
  • In case of application to the MA program, the minimum number of credits earned during previous studies is 30, earned in Philosophy, Aesthetics or Ethics and also the ability to precisely formulate and further reflect on philosophical positions.

MA in Political Science ("Politikatudomány")

Further information: polsci@ceu.edu
Web: http://politicalscience.ceu.edu

In case of application to the MA program, eligible background studies include:

  • Accepted with the inclusion of the full credit value: from the field of Social Sciences: undergraduate studies in the disciplines of Politology, Political Sciences, International Studies, Social Studies and (from the field of Political Sciences) administration organizer and public administration organizer.
  • Moreover, the following disciplines can be accepted provided certain credits are earned: from the field of Social Sciences: undergraduate studies in Communication and Media Science, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, (from the field of Economics) Applied Economics , Economic- and Financial-Mathematical Analysis, Public Services, Human Resources, International Business, (from the field of Arts and Humanities) History, Liberal Arts, Andragogy and Community Organization.
  • those undergraduate and master training disciplines, together with disciplines under the Act LXXX of 1993 on Higher Education that (based on the comparison of knowledge used as a basis for credit identification) are accepted by the credit transfer committee of the institution.
  • In case of application to the MA program, the minimum number of credits earned during previous studies is at least 60, earned in Political Sciences, Political Thinking, Political History, the theory of International Relations, Europe Studies, Constitutional Studies, Public Administration and Public Policy.
  • The condition for eligibility to enter the MA program is that the student has earned, based on his/her previous studies, at least 40 credits.

MA in Critical Gender Studies ("Társadalmi nemek tanulmánya")

Specializations:

--MA in European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) ("Nők és társadalmi nemek története specializáció")

--MA in Gender Studies (GEMMA) ("Nők és társadalmi nemek tanulmánya specializáció")

--Specialization in Research ("Elméleti specializáció")

--Specialization in Applied Gender Studies ("Szakértői specializáció")

Further information: gender@ceu.edu
Web: http://gender.ceu.edu

In case of application to the MA program, eligible background studies include:

  • Accepted with the inclusion of the full credit value: undergraduate studies in the field of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics and Legal Studies and undergraduate studies in administration organizer, public administration organizer and international administration (from the field of Political Sciences).
  •  Moreover, the following disciplines can be accepted provided certain credits are earned: those undergraduate and master training disciplines, together with disciplines under the Act LXXX of 1993 on Higher Education that (based on the comparison of knowledge used as a basis for credit identification) are accepted by the credit transfer committee of the institution.
  • In case of application to the MA program, the minimum number of credits is at least 60 earned in the field of Social Sciences or Arts and Humanities.

MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) ("Környezetpolitika és menedzsment")

Further information: coordinator@mespom.eu
Web: http://envsci.ceu.edu

Minimum admission requirements are:

  • No additional requirements are imposed on those holding a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree of at least 180 ECTS) in environmental sciences.
  •  Additional requirements required of those holding a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree of at least 180 ECTS) in agricultural studies, social sciences, legal and administrative studies, economics, engineering or natural sciences; Those applicants are expected to have relevant work experience and professional training - at least 1 year work experience in the field of environmental protection combined with professional on-the-job training (equivalent to at least 1 month or 10 ECTS credits).

MA in Public Policy (MUNDUS MAPP), Erasmus Mundus ("Közpolitika")

Further information: mundusmapp@ceu.edu
Web: http://publicpolicy.ceu.edu

Minimum admission requirements are:

1)  Educational background:

For all tracks of the program, candidates need to have a Bachelors degree (completed at least three years of undergraduate study - normally at least Second Class).

Further, for CEU tracks (CEU-York and CEU-IBEI) only Bachelors degrees in the Social Sciences and some disciplines in the Arts and Humanities are eligible. Specifically:

  • Bachelors degrees are automatically fully accepted in the following fields: International Studies (incl. International Relations), Political Science, Sociology, Social Studies; Administration Management, International Administration; Applied Economics, Economic Analysis, Public Service.
  • Bachelors degrees are fully automatically accepted, provided that the candidate has at least half a year’s professional or research experience, in the following fields: any other field of the Social Sciences; Legal and Administration Sciences; Economics; National Defense and Military field and Security studies.
  • Other Bachelors degrees in the Arts and Humanities may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, if the Consortium’s admissions evaluators can verify from the submitted transcripts that the applicant has followed courses and/or has done research in the fields listed above.

The fields above are defined broadly, national equivalent degrees or specialized degrees of the above fields (e.g. political economy or international political economy, regional and environmental economics, social policy etc.) are eligible. If you have questions about the eligibility of your degree please contact the consortium.

Candidates with Natural Science or Engineering degrees are not eligible for CEU tracks.

 2)  High motivation and interest in European and international public policy.

 3)  Work experience: Applicants with relevant work experience (internships, jobs) will be  ranked higher.

Master's Level Further Specialization ("szakirányú továbbképzési szak") degrees:

MA in Economics ("Közgazdasági modellező")

Further information: econdept@ceu.edu
Web: http://www.econ.ma.ceu.edu

MA in Central European History ("Összehasonlító történettudomány")

Further information: history@ceu.edu
Web: http://history.ceu.edu

MA in International Relations ("Világpolitika tanulmányok")

Further information: ir@ceu.edu
Web: http://ir.ceu.edu/

MA in Nationalism Studies ("Nemzetiségi szakember")

Further information: nationalism@ceu.edu
Web: http://nationalism.ceu.edu

MA in Political Science ("Összehasonlító politikatudomány")

További információ: polsci@ceu.edu
Web: http://politicalscience.ceu.edu

Nostrification/Honosítás

In line with the most current legal regulations, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees issued by a foreign institution of higher education operating outside or inside Hungary (including CEU degrees obtained in one of our US accredited programs) are to be nostrified through the Hungarian Equivalence Committee. However, the University is authorized to nostrify doctoral degrees obtained abroad through the Institution’s relevant Hungarian doctoral schools, listed above. Doctoral degrees obtained in other fields may be nostrified through relevant doctoral schools of various Hungarian universities; for a complete list please consult the Hungarian Doctoral Council’s site here. Please note that Hungarian doctoral schools can only recognize the degree level, but the recognition of the qualification falls under the responsibility of the Hungarian Equivalence Committee. For more information on nostrifying your PhD degree at CEU, please consult the “Rules of Nostrification” document below.