• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds.

Program Objectives

The Philosophy program from Central European University (CEU) provides top-level up-to-date training in different areas in philosophy in order to prepare students for academic life (attending conferences, participating in research projects, and publishing in professional journals), to enable them to teach philosophy at university level, and to do independent research in different fields of philosophy.

Program Structure

In their first year, doctoral students have the status of Probationary Doctoral Candidates. They participate in the life of the department, attend courses offered by the department and write a first year paper. 

At the end of the first year of their studies, probationary doctoral candidates take the oral comprehensive examination. In the examination, they present their thesis plan and answer questions concerning their plan and first year paper.

Accreditation

  • 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)

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Moral and Political Philosophy: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
  • Political Obligation
  • Normative Ethics Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind: Intuition and Knowledge
  • Substance, Ontology, Mind; Wittgenstein
  • Cognitive Mechanisms of Cultural Knowledge Transmission History of Philosophy: Self and Agency in Ancient Philosophy
  • Atomism; Ancient Ethics
  • Greek Reading Seminar

Lecturers

  • Hanoch Ben-Yami
  • Istvan Bodnar
  • Tim Crane

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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    100

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    600

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General Requirements

  • Candidates must have a first degree in philosophy and a background in the history of philosophy (e.g. major ancient and medieval thinkers, Cartesianism, British empiricism and classical German philosophy) and in logic (propositional and predicate). 
  • In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit a short statement of purpose (between 1-2 pages single-spaced), indicating their proposed research and an essay of 2,000–4,000 words on an appropriate philosophical topic. 
  • The essay should discuss a philosophical problem of the applicant’s own choice; it can, but need not, be related to the applicant’s studies or to the topic of the applicant’s proposed research.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Vienna

  • 861 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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