Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jan 30, 2024
StudyQA ranking:996 Duration: You need IELTS certificate

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PhD in Philosophy

This research-intensive program will train you to undertake independent research and will put you on the path to an academic career. There will be many opportunities for you to present and discuss work in progress throughout your studies and participate in the academic life of the department from attending events to organizing conferences. You will also have the opportunity to apply for travel and research grants. There are teaching opportunities for all PhD students.

Sample courses

  • Moral and Political Philosophy: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals; Political Obligation; Normative Ethics Metaphysics
  • Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind: Intuition and Knowledge; Substance, Ontology, Mind; Wittgenstein; Cognitive Mechanisms of Cultural Knowledge Transmission
  • History of Philosophy: Self and Agency in Ancient Philosophy; Atomism; Ancient Ethics; Greek Reading Seminar
  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Master’s degree
  • Academic background in philosophy
  • Statement of purpose
  • Essay on a philosophical topic or problem


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

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

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