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This was relayed to me by a colleague in the Philosophy Department at Central European University in Budapest. It occurs to me that some of you considering graduate school may want to consider this – it is a very good program, and Budapest is a wonderful city.

“I hope this message finds you well. I would like to draw your
attention to the fully funded places on our MA and PhD programs. As
you may know, CEU is an English-speaking university, with a highly
international faculty and student body, offering graduate degrees
accredited in the US or in Hungary. The Philosophy Department combines
different approaches to philosophy, allowing for a unique and fruitful
dialogue between contemporary philosophy and its history, as well as
between analytic and continental approaches.

Our one-year and two-year MA programs may be of particular interest to
your undergraduate students. MA students receive full or partial CEU
fellowships, which consist of a tuition waiver, free accommodation in
the CEU student dormitory, and a stipend up to 330 euros/month, which
covers essential expenses in Budapest. The MA program is an excellent
preparation for a PhD course in an English-speaking university, or for
any career which requires the deployment of analytic and critical

The application deadline for the program is 24 January 2013. Late
applications are also considered on a case by case basis.

More information on the university and the department are available here:

I would be grateful if you could bring this to the attention of any
student who you think may be interested.”


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