Admission to the PhD Program
The first year of the doctoral program involves substantial coursework, organized around three areas: moral and political philosophy; metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of mind; and history of philosophy. After completing their coursework, doctoral students continue research on their thesis, with the possibility of spending an additional term at a prestigious institution abroad.
For Application Deadlines please visit the webpage of CEU's Admissions Office here.
If you cannot get hold of all the required documents by the deadline, please contact the departmental coordinator, Kriszta Biber . Late or incomplete applications are considered on a case by case basis.
- Candidates must have a Master's degree or equivalent in philosophy or a related field, and a background in the history of philosophy (major ancient and medieval thinkers, Cartesianism, British empiricism and classical German philosophy) and in logic (propositional and predicate). Applicants who haven't earned an MA degree yet should submit documentation indicating thatthey will earn their degree by the time of enrolling in the program;
- Proficiency in English (applicants whose first language is not English must submit standardized English language test scores, e.g., the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL));
- Submission of the general CEU application form with its appendices, including the specific departmental requirements;
- Availability for admission interviews, possibly by telephone.
(see the general CEU admission requirements)
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION
general CEU requirements:
- Completed online CEU Application Form (Available here.)
- Letters of recommendation
- Academic records
- A full curriculum vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any
- Proof of English proficiency
plus department-specific requirements:
- a short statement of purpose (1-2 pages single spaced), indicating the applicant's proposed research,
- and an essay of 2000-2500 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Please follow the instructions available here.