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Ph.D. On Campus

Environmental Sciences and Policy

Central European University (CEU)

48 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.


  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Environmental Management
  • Introduction to Environmental Policy and Society
  • Sustainable Energy Transitions
  • Industrial-Hazardous Waste Management and Pollution Control
  • Environmental Justice, Politics, and Humanities
  • Environmental History of Eastern Europe/Northern Eurasia
  • Environmental Pollution and Biological Remediation Methods
  • Resource Management and Pollution Control
  • Global Food, Agriculture, and Development
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Ecological Economics
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Academic Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS

U.S. credits: 72


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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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Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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