Central European University (CEU)

Network Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English


Students will have the opportunity to focus on specific related fields, like mathematics, sociology, political science or environmental science. During their research work they will participate in international research projects and by the end of their PhD studies they will develop into independent researchers, with the ability to contribute to network science with analyzes and modeling empirical data.

Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years. Students admitted into CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive the CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist.

The PhD Degree in Network Science is offered by Central European University (CEU).


The PhD Degree in Network Science fromCentral European University (CEU) isapproved and registered by the New York State Education Department.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 36 months
    • Average duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS 90 CEU credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Agent Based Models
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Data And Network Visualization
  • Data Mining And Big Data Analytics
  • Fundamental Ideas In Network Science
  • Graph Theory
  • Networks And Computers
  • Random Graph And Network Simulations
  • Scientific Python
  • Similarity Based Networks
  • Simulation Methods
  • Social Networks
For more information, please visit programme website.



                      • Balzs Vedres

                      Associate professor
                      Director, Center for Network Science

                      • Jnos Kertsz


                      • Rosario N. Mantegna


                      • Albert Lszl Barabsi

                      English Language Requirements

                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                      • Minimum required score:


                        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                      • Minimum required score (Grade A):


                        The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                        Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                      • Minimum required score:


                        The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                      • Minimum required score:


                        The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                      Academic Requirements

                      Admission Requirements:

                      • CompletedCEU Application Form
                      • Letters of Recommendation
                      • Academic Records
                      • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
                      • Program-Specific Requirements
                      • Proof of English Proficiency
                      • Application Fee

                        We expect applications from candidates with an interest in network science and/or its applications to political science, economics, sociology and environmental sciences.

                        For more information, please visit programme website.

                      Tuition Fee Per Year

                      • EUR 15000 International
                      • EUR 15000 EU/EEA


                      CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides a variety of merit-based scholarships and tuition awards available to students from any country.

                      StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.