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Environmental Sciences and Policy 

Central European University (CEU)

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
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The PhD program in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University (CEU) provides a unique opportunity to pursue fundamental and applied research to address some of the most urgent environmental challenges in the world.

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The doctoral program in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University (CEU)  is led by faculty from various disciplines with research experience in diverse thematic and geographic contexts, which fosters an environment conducive to interdisciplinary research. The PhD program aims to combine breadth and depth of interdisciplinary learning about the environment with professional development skills. The program begins with an introduction to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, which allows students to choose the most appropriate combination for their research, and continues with custom-tailored theory and methods classes to facilitate in-depth research skills for their empirical projects. Teaching and research practica facilitate opportunities to develop teaching, presentation, and publication skills.

The graduates emerge from the program with a broad understanding of diverse approaches to environmental problems, extensive practical research experience, professional networks and analytical and practical thinking skills with a commitment and capacity to addressing environmental challenges.

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  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
  • Program subject to accreditation by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation Prospectus Draft, Preparation and Defense
  • The Doctoral Dissertation (Research and Writing I-II., Finalization)
  • Methods Study Courses
  • PhD Writing Issues and Challenges 
  • Preliminary Literature Review, Problem Statement and Research Questions 
  • Professional Advancement Practicum
  • Theoretical Debates on Environmental Problems
  • Theory Study Courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




144 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Academic records
  • Research proposal
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

Candidates who apply by February 1, 2021 are automatically considered for CEU Doctoral Scholarship.

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In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships available to students from any country. Doctoral scholarships include a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend for living expenses. Learn more at

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