General Aspect of the Program
The program in Cultural Heritage Studies at Central European University (CEU) combines theoretical and practical education, offering a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches with a strong emphasis on practical knowledge and skills based on fieldwork, and internships with local, regional and global heritage organizations.
Historical approach, present social relevance (policy and management), and the integration of cultural and natural heritage issues are the three pillars of the program.
The program offers a global viewpoint within local Central European heritage contexts (capital of culture, World Heritage sites, urban environmental imperatives, local issues of conflicting interests)
One of the principles CEU is based on is respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples. As the University attracts students and faculty from 100 countries from around the world, it is an ideal host of a cultural heritage program dealing with disparate traditions, practices and social interactions.
- Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
- Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
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The two streams of the cultural heritage master's program are:
- Academic Research and Protection of Cultural Heritage
- Cultural Heritage Management and Policy
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Feb. 1: financial aid
- March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
- Aug. 15: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History View 8 other Masters in History in Austria
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- In addition to the general CEU admission requirements applicants to the two-year MA program in Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research and Protection of Cultural Heritage are required to submit (in English) a 1500-word project proposal.
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International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.
Living costs for Vienna
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. This is why the university offers generous financial aid, based on a combination of merit and need, including tuition awards and scholarships with stipends, available to students from any country.
In 2020-2021, 81% of CEU students received financial aid. Learn more about how to fund your studies at www.ceu.edu/financialaid.
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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