S.J.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law

Degree requirements

Applicants for the S.J.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law program must hold an LL.M. degree in a related field from a recognized university or institution of higher education. Students enrolled in a doctoral program at CEU cannot be simultaneously enrolled in other institutions of higher education. For more information on degree requirements, please refer to section 2.2 of the Legal Studies Doctoral Regulations.

Application requirements

Completed applications must be submitted through online application system (SJD in Comparative Constitutional Law) by the deadline. 

Required documents for online application:

NOTE: Late submission of required documents is not possible, and incomplete applications may lead to early stage rejection.


The Legal Studies admissions examination is composed of the following:

  • Review of application packages
  • Telephone/Skype interview offered to selected applicants on the basis of their application package 

Candidates applying to the Comparative Constitutional Law Program should be familiar with the Constitution of the United States, and with the public law system of their country of residence and may find it useful to read Limiting Government by András Sajó, Central European University Press, 1999.

The Department of Legal Studies reserves the right to check the originality of all submissions.

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