Doctoral Regulations

The Doctoral Program of Political Science is regulated by CEU's Doctoral Regulation, and the Doctoral Regulations of the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations.

You can download the latest, updated versions of these documents by clicking on the links below. Information published on the Doctoral School's website serves informative purposes only. In case of any conflict in the published information, the Doctoral Regulation is the authorative document.

The Doctoral School also compiles a Handbook* for first year PhD students every September, which contains the most important information about the program, including important dates and deadlines, people, and also regulations.


The full repository of CEU documents and policies is here: Official Documents (

The following regulations updated on December 2, 2022 are addressed to the Doctoral Students of the Central European University: 

(1) all student cohorts who enrolled in CEU doctoral programs from the academic year 2023/24 onwards, and
(2) those students in the cohorts whose enrollment started in the academic years 2022/23, 2021/2022, 2020/21 and who chose to, and were approved by their programs, to opt into the new four-year study and funding scheme.