CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world. The University offers a range of scholarship, fellowship, and loan options for students studying in the Department of International Relations and encourages students to seek external sources of funding.
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.
FAQ about Financial Aid.
Types of CEU financial aid:
Tuition Award per year
Stipend per month
CEU Master's Distinction Scholarship
CEU Master's Scholarship
up to 100%
up to 100%
CEU Master's Tuition Award
up to 100%
CEU Doctoral Scholarship
Full tuition waiver
(ECBS PhD programs)
1,300 EUR (All other PhD programs)
Please note: Students can receive financial aid for a program at the same academic level only once. For example, a student who has received financial aid for master’s studies can pursue a second master's degree at CEU on a self-financing basis only.
Other Internal and External Scholarships:
Alumni Scholarships (funded by CEU alumni)
Provide stipends to assist with the cost of living expenses in Budapest, up to EUR €1,000 and EUR €2,000 per academic year.
For citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo‚ Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
Roma Education Fund Scholarship
For individuals of Roma descent.
Rotary International Global Grants
For individuals from countries with Rotary clubs.
For citizens of Germany.
Aga Khan Foundation
For citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Egypt, France, India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Portugal, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Armenian International Women's Association Scholarship
For women of Armenian descent.
Bakala Foundation Program Scholarship
For citizens and permanent residents of the Czech Republic.
The Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarship Fund
For citizens of Hungary.
For citizens of Kazakhstan.
International Education Center - International Master's and Doctoral Degree Program
For citizens of Georgia.
U.S. Federal Loan
Central European University has Title IV registration at the U.S. Department of Education and is therefore qualified to participate in the Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act (Title IV, HEA Program). CEU's Federal School Code is: G40215.
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