Admission Requirements

Please note that from September 2020, all our programs for incoming and continuing students will take place at our Vienna campus.

General Admissions Information

CEU welcomes applications from excellent candidates all over the world. The University's admissions policy and criteria are set by its Senate in accordance with international practice. Candidates may simultaneously apply up to five degree programs.

For general CEU admissions requirements please visit CEU's How to Apply page. Before starting an application, please check the relevant application deadline, and carefully read the Checklist and FAQ.

Financial Aid 

In order to continue attracting outstanding students, regardless of their financial situation, CEU offers an extensive range of financial aid packages. CEU follows a non-discrimination policy in its admission process and in awarding financial aid. CEU makes financial aid packages available to students in one year MA and two year MA degree programs, in some cases including full tuition, housing, health insurance, and a monthly stipend.

Applications for financial aid will be considered on the basis of both, academic merit and financial need. Read more about process  and timeline.  

Applications for admission to our master's programs by self-funding students continue to be accepted after the deadline for master's students seeking financial aid.

Read more about Financial Aid for PhD students

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