July 24, 2020
by Cindy Osei Agyemang, MA student in the School of Public Policy When I received my admission offer to study at CEU I was very excited, since it was my first time traveling abroad as a result of the scholarship for my master's program. I could not have imagined that this would be as memorable of an experience as it has become owing to the pandemic-related challenges and constraints. 2019/2020 an Academic Year of History! A Supportive Professor
July 22, 2020
by Glenn Mills, Alumni Scholarship recipient in the Department of Medieval Studies
July 17, 2020
by Funmilayo Akinpelu
June 19, 2020
Coping with exams and deadlines can be stressful at the best of times – and so much more so now. We’ve asked our students for their favorite productivity hacks to help you stay focused – and well – while studying at home.
May 4, 2020
The widespread closure of libraries and archives imposes new challenges on all of us trying to complete our studies. Recognising this, leading publishing presses and databases have made large amounts of their content available for free for the duration of this pandemic. Indeed, as a result of Covid-19, you may have access to materials which would previously have been off-limits. Below are a few resources which may prove helpful as you finish your thesis or term papers.
April 14, 2020
by Catherine Wright, first-year MA student in the Department of Political Science A Letter from Your Neighbor On March 13, the Hungarian government announced that all universities would be closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. As a master’s student at Central European University and a foreigner in Hungary, myself and many other international students were faced with a decision: Should I stay or should I go?
April 6, 2020
by Talia Dunyak, second-year MA Student in the Department of International Relations As I write this, it’s been 22 days since the Hungarian government announced that all universities must close their in-person teaching, in a hope to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
March 4, 2020
On Sunday February 23, I had the pleasure of joining CEU’s Center for Religious Studies (CRS) on an outing to the quaint town of Mohacs, in Baranya County in the south of Hungary, to witness the annual Busojaras Carnival. The event is an important cultural marker for the town’s Sokci community who celebrate the occasion by masquerading as the immediately recognizable Busos.
January 10, 2020
A well-crafted research proposal demonstrates one’s intellectual maturity and suitability for graduate study. And yet, for many applicants, the prospect of writing this can be a daunting one. As such, it may be helpful to think about the proposal as less of an assessment and more as an opportunity. It is your chance to express your passion for what interests you and to justify to the faculty why a particular issue or question is worthy of academic attention. To help you, here are a few guidelines which can help point you in the right direction.
December 3, 2019
I’ve been here in Budapest for exactly 100 days now. This means that I have made it 100 days in Europe without any major disasters - I cannot believe it! This experience has been incredible, and I only have 18 days left before Christmas break, when I leave for home and see my family once again. Three crazy, ridiculous, insane weeks, what with preparation for finals and my list of one hundred and one things that I want to do between now and then. I hope I will survive them!