PhD in Political Science — Human Rights Minor

Degree requirements

Applicants not having a law degree, but holding a master’s degree in a field related to human rights qualify for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science — Human Rights Minor, offered jointly by the Department of Political Science.

Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science — Human Rights Minor program must have a Master's degree in a related field from a recognized university or institution of higher education. Students enrolled in a doctoral program at CEU must not be simultaneously enrolled in other institutions of higher education. 

The program is mainly designed for students finishing with an M.A. in Human Rights at the Department of Legal Studies at CEU, but does not exclude applicants from outside of CEU.

Application requirements

Applications need to be submitted according to the requirements of the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations.

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


The admissions examination is composed of the following:

  • Review of application packages
  • Telephone/Skype interview with Faculty from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Legal Studies offered to selected applicants on the basis of their application package 

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

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