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Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)
The doctoral program provides you with a unique opportunity to conduct independent research in an educational environment that offers advanced doctoral courses and supervised teaching opportunities at CEU and abroad. Competitive research grants assist participation in a wide range of academic activities, such as conferences, workshops and summer schools around the world. The program aims to provide an opportunity to promising young scholars to conduct comparative research into a complex problem in comparative constitutional law, international business law or human rights which has both profound theoretical and practical relevance. Supervision for doctoral projects is provided by our international permanent and visiting faculty.
- Completed online application form: www.ceu.edu/apply
- Proof of English proficiency
- Letters of recommendation
- LLM degree from CEU with a “B+” average or higher, thesis graded “completed with honors” or higher
- Comparable LLM degree or MA degree after basic law degree from another institution
- Research proposal
Fund your studies
In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous scholarships available to students from any country. Doctoral scholarships include a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend for living expenses. Learn more at www.ceu.edu/financialaid.
Where your degree will take you
Our doctoral graduates have been successful in obtaining post-graduate research positions and teaching appointments at leading academic institutions. We are also proud to know senior NGO and international law firm personnel among our doctoral alumni.
Study in Vienna
Apply now and be among the first to study at our new campus in Vienna! Did you know that the Austrian capital has been ranked as the world's “most livable city” for ten years in a row? Find out more about CEU in Vienna at www.ceu.edu/vienna.