Admission Requirements

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.

Application for admission with financial aid to our master's programs is made in two stages. First, an application for admission to MA in International Relations program must be completed before the deadline for master's students seeking financial aid. Based on an assessment of academic merit, applicants are then either accepted to a program, placed on the waiting list, or rejected. Second, those applicants who are either accepted or placed on the waiting list can then apply for financial aid. Applications for financial aid will be considered on the basis of a combination of academic merit and financial need. Read more about admissions 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

Other Useful Resources 

For additional information, please check CEU’s Admissions pages, including the pages Funding and FeesFinancial Aid for Admitted StudentsCEU Master’s Scholarships and CEU Master’s Tuition Awards.

IR department professor Paul Roe shares his views on how to put together a competetive application. 

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International Relations Department Call for Applications 

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