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M.A. On Campus

European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA)

Central European University (CEU)

24 months
12000 EUR/year
12000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Established as part of the EU Erasmus program, the MA in European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) at Central European University (CEU) is designed for students wishing to develop expertise in women’s and gender history, as well as European history, and who are interested in intercultural exchange.

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Run jointly with the Department of History and the Department of Gender Studies, the European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) program at Central European University (CEU)  provides expertise in women’s and gender history as well as European history. The program is operated by a consortium of universities, two of which will be your home and host institutions:

  • Central European University (CEU), Vienna
  • University of Vienna
  • The Université Lumière Lyon 2 (coordinating institution)
  • The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
  • Universià degli Studi di Padova
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum


At CEU transnational and comparative approaches are foregrounded, with place, class, “race,” religion and other categories informing the study of women and gender in history. Thematic foci include comparative histories of “state-socialism,” women’s activism and gender politics, as well as East/West-North/South relations, nation/nationalisms, and the study of the relationship between humanity and nature. MATILDA at CEU brings together faculty from many countries and research traditions with expertise in Gender and Historical Studies (including medieval studies).


  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC)
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

The MATILDA curriculum includes courses in core subjects in Women’s and Gender History (theory, methodology, and practice) and specialist options covering medieval to modern historical epochs, such as: 

  • History of Nationalism and Post-/Colonialism
  • History of Post-/Socialism
  • History of Masculinities
  • History of Gender in the Sciences
  • History of Gender and Work
  • History of Gender and Education
  • Comparative History of Women’s Movements
  • Women’s Oral History 
  • Gender and Religion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Feb. 1: financial aid
  • March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
  • Aug. 15: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Academic records
  • Statement of purpose
  • Some knowledge of gender or feminist scholarship

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country, including fellowship packages and tuition waivers on the basis of academic merit. 

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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