PhD program application information 2023-24

The Department of Gender Studies at Central European University is accepting applications for admission beginning in September, 2022.

The department welcomes research projects in various fields of gender studies, and will consider the department's supervisory availability and matches during the admission process.

Applicants are not required to secure an agreement with a faculty member for supervision; first-year students request a supervisor after having the chance to meet and work with faculty for two months at the beginning of the program. 

All positions are fully funded, which includes a full tuition waiver and living stipend for three academic years; there are further opportunities to apply for additional research, writing, and teaching grants in the later stages of the program, the length of which is usually between 4-6 years.

The deadline for Ph.D. student positions with the CEU Doctoral Scholarship is February 1, 2023 (23:59 Central European Time). However, please do check with the CEU admission webpage for the latest update on the deadline and more details. 

Learn more about the the PhD program of the Department of Gender Studies! 


  • All applications must be complete with relevant standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). 
  • PhD proposal up to 1000 words
  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Relevant transcripts and diploma(s)
  • Applicants selected for an interview will be invited to send a writing sample (published or unpublished) of at least 3500 words written in, or translated to, English