Come Study at UCLA!

Published: December 19, 2023

The Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures at UCLA invites applications for our M.A. / Ph.D. program in Slavic studies for Fall 2024. Students beginning or continuing their graduate education at UCLA (including those who have completed an M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures or related fields) are guaranteed five years of financial support, including graduate fellowships, teaching assistantships, research mentorships, participation in faculty-led research projects, and the opportunity for an editorial assistantship at the UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies, one of the few publications for undergraduate students focusing on Slavic and East/Central European topics.

Beyond Russian, the UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures regularly offers Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian, Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian; but we also have expertise in Bulgarian, Church Slavic, Czech, Kazakh, and Ukrainian. Our faculty teach a broad range of courses ranging across the disciplinary fields of medieval studies, versification, literary history and theory, capitalism and the rise of the novel, Russian Futurism and the avant-garde, Polish and Ukrainian literatures and cultures, film and media, the digital humanities, and theoretical and applied linguistics. We are particularly enthusiastic about welcoming two new members of the department: Lilya Kaganovsky (Soviet and post-Soviet literature and film) and Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan (heritage languages, bilingualism and psycholinguistics). For more on faculty specializations, please see

Students and researchers at UCLA have ready access to a wide array of resources, including the consortium of University of California libraries; the UCLA Film and Television Archive; the Getty Museum and Research Institute; and the Wende Museum. The department regularly sponsors lectures, presentations, and screenings from leading scholars, artists, and activists, and collaborates closely with the departments of Comparative Literature (including its Program in Experimental Critical Theory); European Languages & Transcultural Studies (ELTS); Gender Studies; History; and Linguistics; as well as with the Center for European and Russian Studies; the Luskin School for Public Affairs; the School for Theater, Film, and Television; the Center for World Languages, and other units. Graduate students also benefit from pedagogical training in the UCLA Russian Flagship Program, one of only a handful of such programs in the country, and gain teaching experience as TAs for large lecture courses in Slavic cultures, literatures, film, and linguistics.

The deadline for national and international applicants is January 15, 2024. For additional information and the application portal, please visit the department website:

For other questions about the program, please contact the Faculty Graduate Advisor, Professor Vadim Shneyder ( and the student affairs officer Brianna Boling (