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Comparative Constitutional Law

Central European University (CEU)

10 months
13000 EUR/year
13000 EUR/year
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The Comparative Constitutional Law program at Central European University (CEU) is the only LLM program of its kind in the world. In this program, students explore how constitutions contribute to good government in the age of globalization and the rise of illiberal governments.

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Key Features

The LLM program in Comparative Constitutional Law at Central European University (CEU) has explored constitutional problems at the time of transition to democracy and constitutional design ever since its foundation. The shift in the curriculum towards issues concerning the development and strengthening of good government in a globalized world reflects the commitment to the broader international context in which contemporary constitutional systems operate. 

CEU's highly qualified and diverse faculty prepares students to engage in comparative and inter-disciplinary analysis of complex constitutional problems. Courses prepare students to explore constitutional issues across legal systems, to engage in critical reading and refine their arguments in oral interactions. Individual research skills are developed and furthered through comparative problem papers and group work. The graduates are thus able to respond to challenging constitutional and fundamental rights problems with advanced analytical skills, offering comparative insight and policy-relevant responses.

Over the years the Comparative Constitutional Law Program has educated many high-ranking civil servants, successful NGO and IGO professionals and academics. 


  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

The core curriculum centers on fundamental issues in comparative government and constitutional rights protection in leading and emerging democracies around the world. Since its establishment the curriculum of the program has examined the legal traditions of both civil law (continental) and common law systems.

Courses include:

  • Comparative Federalism: A Critical Perspective
  • Comparative Legal Research Methodology
  • Constitution-Building in Africa
  • Constitutional Adjudication and the Rule of Law
  • Constitutions at Work: Comparative Perspectives
  • Critical Race Theory: Race and Law from the United States to Europe
  • EU Criminal Justice
  • European Anti-Discrimination Law
  • French Constitutional Law and Its Influence Abroad
  • German Constitutional Law and Its Historical and Political Context
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice
  • Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Council of Europe
  • International Rule of Law Assistance: Law and Development
  • Introduction to US Constitutional Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Feb. 1: financial aid
  • March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
  • Aug. 16: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Bachelor’s degree in law or in the social sciences, e.g. political science or international relations with a legal component, are also eligible
  • Academic records
  • Academic essay (for the capstone track) or research proposal (for the thesis track)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 EUR per year during 10 months.

Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.

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.


In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships available to students from any country.

In 2018-2019, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing. Learn more about how to fund your studies at

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Comparative Constitutional Law
Central European University (CEU)


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