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    The Central European University Nationalism Studies Program announces a Call for applications for MA, PhD and DSP studies at the Central European University in
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2008
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      The Central European University
      Nationalism Studies Program
      announces a
      Call for applications for MA, PhD and DSP studies at the Central European University in Budapest
      About Nationalism Studies Program
      The Nationalism Studies Program was established at Central European University by the late Ernst Gellner with the goal of promoting the study of nationalism in the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  The aim of the program is to engage students in an empirical and theoretical study of issues of nationalism, self-determination, problems of state-formation, ethnic conflict, minority protection and the related theme of globalization.  Drawing upon the uniquely supranational milieu of Central European University, it encourages a critical and non-sectarian study of nationalism.
      Students are encouraged to engage in an interdisciplinary study of nationalism, a subject that is inherently and fundamentally interdisciplinary. For this reason, the international teaching staff has been assembled to represent a wide range of disciplinary expertise relevant to the study of nationalism including history, social theory, economics, legal studies, sociology, anthropology, international relations and political science. The program offers a wide selection of courses that provide a complex theoretical grounding in problems associated with nationhood and nationalism combined with advanced training in the methodology of applied social science. Additional courses focus on placing problems of nationalism in the context of economic and political transition as well as constitution building in post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe with a comparative outlook on regime transitions outside the region.


      The faculty of the Nationalism Studies Program includes Mária M. Kovács, András Kovács, Anton Pelinka, Will Kymlicka, Shlomo Avineri, Rogers Brubaker, Donald Horowitz, Michael Stewart, Walter Kemp, Selim Deringil, Rainer Bauböck, Tibor Várady, Victor Karády, Michael Miller, Júlia Szalai and Florian Bieber.

      Grants and Scholarships

      Applicants to the Nationalism Studies Program can apply for tuition waivers and living scholarhship.  For information on the program and the offered grants and financial aid please visit our homepage (http://www.ceu.hu/nation).



      The Master of Arts degree in Nationalism Studies is registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (US) for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department.
      Central European University has an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York  amd by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools..
      In Hungary CEU is accredited under the name Közép-európai Egyetem.

      Application deadlines

      CEU will accept early applications from candidates interested in receiving an early admissions decision in order to apply for financial aid from a third party (i.e. study grants from governmental sources, foundations or other organizations). Such applications may be submitted no later than November 15, 2007 and should indicate the funding application deadline. The application file must contain all required documents and test certificates. CEU will aim to inform candidates of their admissions
      status within the time frames needed for them to apply for such grants. Candidates may also apply for CEU's financial aid program, but the university will not be able to inform them about their CEU financial aid status before April 1, 2008, when the competitive review of all other candidates has been completed.
      February 28, 2008: For applicants to all programs, who submit complete application packages, including language scores and other applicable test scores.
      With questions regarding the program or the admission process please turn to Szabolcs Pogonyi, the program coordinator (pogonyi@...).
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