CfA:Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship (Master of Arts)

Central European University  announced the establishment of the Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship, a fully funded program for young scholars passionate about studying the past. ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has generously partnered with Central European University to fund joint scholarships offered to students who wish to pursue a one-year or two-year Master’s degree at CEU’s Department of History. 

The scholarships include: 
• a 100% tuition-waiver 
• accommodation in CEU’s Vienna dormitories 
• a monthly stipend of EUR 470 
• a once-off research allowance of EUR 1000 
• health insurance 

Both the one-year and the two-year MA programs have a substantial research component, including a thesis project that allows students to pursue their own research in close collaboration with leading historians in their fields. CEU will be accepting all incoming students to its new campus in Vienna, Austria. In addition to coursework and research supervision in Vienna, students can also take advantage of academic activities and resources available on CEU’s Budapest campus. As an international faculty and student body, we strive to think about history comparatively across geographical regions, historical periods, and disciplines. In order to foster a spirit of critical inquiry, students also receive solid training in historical methods and theory. 

In addition to the regular program of their degree, students canspecialize in a range of non-degree subject areas and concentrations: 
• Archives and Evidentiary Practices 
• Contemporary History • Early Modern Studies 
• Eastern Mediterranean Studies 
• History of Science 
• Jewish Studies 
• Religious Studies 
• Political Thought 
• Visual Studies 

The Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship provides full funding for both the one-year MA in Comparative History and the two-year MA in Comparative History from 1500 to the Present Time.

For more information on what these programs offer, see CEU History Master of Arts Degree Programs. All students applying for financial aid in the History MA Program will be eligible for this scholarship. 

The deadline for applications with financial aid is January 30, 2020 at 23:59 CET. 

If you are interested in the Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship, you should indicate this in the Statement of Purpose that you will be asked to submit as part of your application. More information about the application process can be found on our departmental website:

The Department's recruitment assistant, Agnes Kende can also answer further questions coming from colleagues or students at or