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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
thinking.

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:

http://philosophy.ceu.hu/why-philosophy-at-ceu

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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