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Central European University (CEU) Doctor of Juridical Science / Doctor iuris
Central European University (CEU)

Doctor of Juridical Science / Doctor iuris

Vienna, Austria

4 Years


Full time

Request application deadline

Sep 2024

EUR 15,000 / per year *


* payable in one or two installments, non-refundable initial tuition fee installment (€500 EUR) is paid to confirm your acceptance of our offer of admission and is credited towards the 1st tuition fee installment in year 1


Doctoral programs at CEU are fully funded study programs with a standard duration of 4 years that award a US and an Austrian degree.

The Doctoral Program of the Department of Legal Studies offers a unique opportunity to conduct independent research, complete doctoral-level course work and gain experience with teaching and other academic activities. The Department of Legal Studies welcomes doctoral projects on topics pertaining to our research and teaching areas. Applicants holding a law degree and an additional master’s degree qualify for a Doctor of Juridical Science/Doctor iuris degree offered by the Department of Legal Studies.

Physical presence in Vienna is required, except for research periods abroad. The degree is awarded on the basis of completion of the credit requirements from coursework and other doctoral activities, and the successful public defense of the doctoral thesis (dissertation) before a panel composed of internal and external experts.

Our doctoral graduates have been successful in obtaining post-graduate research positions and teaching appointments at leading academic institutions. We are also proud to have senior NGO and international law firm personnel among our doctoral alumni.

Program Accreditation/Registration

  • The program was 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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