Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES), Master | Charles University | Prague, Czech Republic
24 months
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7000 EUR/year
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The Master in Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) at Charles University in Prague focuses on the unique and challenging political and social environment of the region.

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Overview

The  Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) programme at  Charles University  focuses on modern history, politics, and diplomacy, as well as fundamentally social, cultural and economic problems of a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the post-Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia. 

In order to enhance their curriculum, students choose from two specializations:

  • Balkan and Central European Studies integrates the analysis of political, societal, economic and cultural developments in the Balkans and Central Europe and seeks to place the interaction of these influences in a policy-relevant context.
  • Russian and Eurasian Studies is designed to respond to the growing strategic importance of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Study of Russian and post-Soviet politics is supplemented by a wide range of options on other regions of the former Soviet Union and broad thematic issues such as corruption and governance, ethnopolitical conflict, nationalism, and security.

Key Facts 

Balkan, Eurasian and East-Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year master's programme that is ideal for students who want to understand the “East”, understood as a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the Post-Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • understand the interplay between politics, society, culture and economy in the "East"
    • combine courses in order to adapt the curriculum to your specific needs and interests
    • master several foreign languages
    • study with talented students from all over the world

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Political Systems of East Central European Countries
    • History, Politics and Society of East-Central and South Eastern Europe
    • Concepts and Interpretations of Central European History
    • Concepts and Interpretations of Balkan History
    • Qualitative methods in social sciences

    Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details
    • Preliminary deadline: 30. 6. 2024

    • Extended deadline: 31. 8. 2024

    • Strongly recommended to students who already have the legal right to long-term stay in Czechia.

    Language

    English
    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
    83

    Credits

    120 ECTS

    Delivered

    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
    83

    Student insurance

    Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

    • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
    • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
    • Liability
    • Home contents and baggage
    • Accidents
    • Legal aid

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    In addition to the application form, every applicant needs to provide the following documents:

    • Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor (or higher) studies or confirmation that ongoing Bachelor studies will be completed in the current academic year;
    • Transcript of records and academic results from previous studies;
    • Structured CV including extra-curricular activities;
    • Motivation letter;
    • Document showing the level of English proficiency;
    • Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
    • Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of records, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      7000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      3500 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 3500 EUR per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Prague

    15441 - 26241 CZK /month
    Living costs

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

    Funding

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    Scholarships Information

    Below you will find Master's scholarship opportunities for Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES).

    Available Scholarships

    You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

    Provided by university
    Grant
    Various benefits
    Deadline
    Not specified
    Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement
    Merit-based

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    Charles University
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Independent provider
    Grant
    Various benefits
    Deadline
    Anytime
    Summer courses of Lectures for Institutes of Languages from the University
    Merit-based

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    OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    Various benefits
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
    CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
    Merit-based Need-based

    Read more about eligibility

    OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    Various benefits
    Deadline
    30 Apr 2025
    Scholarships For Study In English Programmes
    Merit-based

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    JCMM
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000000 INR
    Deadline
    Anytime
    Education Future International Scholarship
    Merit-based

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    Education Future
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    9000 CZK
    Deadline
    Not specified
    Scholarship Awards Under Bilateral International Agreements
    Merit-based Need-based

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    Government of the Czech Republic
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    3500 USD
    Deadline
    15 Nov 2024
    ACES Scholarships
    Merit-based Need-based

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    ACES Education Fund
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    2400 EUR
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
    Literary Residency Program
    Merit-based Need-based

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    International Visegrad Fund
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000 USD
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
    ServiceScape Scholarship
    Merit-based Need-based

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    ServiceScape
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000 USD
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
    The Smooth Movers Scholarship
    Merit-based Need-based

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    The Smooth Movers
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    300 EUR
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
    CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies)
    Merit-based

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    OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    Various benefits
    Deadline
    14 Oct 2024
    Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    Merit-based Need-based

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    U.S. government
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1350 EUR
    Deadline
    31 Oct 2024
    ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
    Merit-based Need-based

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    Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000 EUR
    Deadline
    15 Sep 2024
    ARGE Donauländer Scholarships
    Merit-based Need-based

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    Province of Lower Austria
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    Various benefits
    Deadline
    31 Dec 2024
    Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
    Need-based

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    Leopold Figl Foundation
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    Various benefits
    Deadline
    Not specified
    Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
    Merit-based

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    OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    25000 USD
    Deadline
    20 Sep 2024
    Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
    Merit-based Need-based

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    Ayn Rand Institute
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    7000 USD
    Deadline
    24 Apr 2025
    Go Global MBA Scholarship
    Merit-based

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    educations.com
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    5000 USD
    Deadline
    25 Aug 2024
    Women Scholarship for International Students
    Merit-based

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    educations.com
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    5000 CAD
    Deadline
    31 Dec 2024
    Pinsky Law New Venture Development Scholarship
    Merit-based

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    Pinsky Law
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    90000 AUD
    Deadline
    Not specified
    World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
    Merit-based Need-based

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    The Ramsay Centre
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    3000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Dec 2025
    Scholarship for students with disabilities
    Need-based

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    Anonymous Hope Fund
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    12000 USD
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
    Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
    Merit-based Need-based

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    The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    10000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Jul 2024
    Global Innovation Challenge
    Merit-based Need-based

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    Social Shifters
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    8000 EUR
    Deadline
    Not specified
    Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
    Merit-based Need-based

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    European Commission
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    3500 USD
    Deadline
    15 Nov 2024
    The Bill Walsh Scholarship
    Merit-based

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    ACES: The Society for Editing
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    3000 USD
    Deadline
    Not specified
    AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
    Merit-based Need-based

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    American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    2000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Jul 2024
    The MyUS Community Scholarship
    Merit-based Need-based

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    MyUS
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    2000 USD
    Deadline
    20 Aug 2024
    Dermadry Hyperhidrosis Scholarship
    Merit-based Need-based

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    Dermadry
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Aug 2024
    $1,000 All Star Verified Scholarship
    Merit-based

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    Verified Scholarships
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000 USD
    Deadline
    10 Dec 2024
    PlagiarismSearch 2024 Essay Contest
    Merit-based

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    PlagiarismSearch
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Oct 2024
    $1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
    Merit-based

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    IvyPanda
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Aug 2024
    Florida Rentals Annual Dream Vacation Scholarship
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    Florida Rentals
    Location not available
    Independent provider
    Grant
    965 USD
    Deadline
    Anytime
    Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship
    Merit-based

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    Shield Your Body
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    Independent provider
    Grant
    500 USD
    Deadline
    31 Oct 2024
    CryptoRunner Scholarship
    Merit-based Need-based

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    CryptoRunner
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