Geopolitics And Sustainable Development

Hungary / Budapest

  • Tuition Fee : EUR3,200 / Per Semester
  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Language Requirements : International Certificate in English at B2 level


The program has been running since September 2017, and is open to students conducting research primarily in the fields of economic geography, geopolitics, development policy, urban studies, environmental economics and environmental policy. As a geopolitical program of this kind, we are unique in the country. Despite the short past, nearly 40 students have been enrolled in the program as of September 2020. The quality of education is raised partly by the courses and lectures of renowned colleagues in our field, and partly by renowned foreign guest researchers and lecturers. Along with many others, we had e.g. George Friedman, László Borhi, John Morelli and Deirdre Pfeiffer as visiting professors.

From the beginning, foreign students have also been admitted to the program, from various countries such as China, Myanmar, Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The special feature of the program is that in the framework of the cooperation between CUB and the Central Bank of Hungary and its foundations, we can support our self-financed students with performance-based scholarships, and we are able to provide many other opportunities to promote the development of our doctoral students (e.g. granting conference participation and travel costs, native language proofreading etc.).

General Requirements

- Professional, scientific CV
- Proof of payment of the admission fee
- Copy of the document certifying the required education or certifying its acquisition in progress
- Research plan or essay (doctoral school-specific)
- Copies of previous documents certifying professional, scientific achievements, if any (diplomas, certificates, publications, promotions, etc.

Language Requirements

- Copy of language exam certificates (B2)



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