LL.M. in Comparative Constitutional Law

Degree requirements

Applicants for the LL.M. in Comparative Constitutional Law program must have completed their undergraduate studies in law before enrolling to the program. A law degree will be considered as adequate if - in a given country - it presents sufficient academic requirements for taking the Bar exam. Candidates with a degree in political science or international relations may also apply for admission.

Application requirements

Complete applications must be submitted by the deadline. 

Required documents for online application:

o   Curriculum Vitae

o   Copy of passport containing the applicant's ID photo

o   Proof of English proficiency (for applicant not taking the CEU-administered TOEFL exam)

o   Certified English version of full transcripts

o   Certified English version of diploma(s), or official documentation indicating the expected date of graduation

o   Two academic referees / One academic and one professional referee if the candidate has more than three years of work experience (email addresses directly uploaded to Embark)

o    1500-word essay on a topic specified by the respective programs

NOTE: Late submission of required documents is not possible, and incomplete applications may lead to early stage rejection.


The Legal Studies admissions examination is composed of the following:

  • Review of application packages
  • Telephone/Skype interview offered to selected applicants on the basis of their application package 

Candidates applying to the Comparative Constitutional Law Program should be familiar with the Constitution of the United States, and with the public law system of their country of residence.
A typical question for the essay is: "Who declares war under the US Constitution? Why is this so?"
Recommended reading: Limiting Government by András Sajó, Central European University Press, 1999.

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