Tuition, Fees and Living Expenses

The annual tuition for our master's programs are listed below.

Master's Program Per Academic Year
MA in International Relations (1 and 2 years) 12,000 EUR
MA in Global Economic Relations 12,000 EUR

For detailed information on tuition and fees for the Ph.D. program, please click here.

Tuition does not include the student enrollment fee, housing and food, travel, and other miscellaneous living expenses.

CEU estimates that students need to budget an average of 200,000 HUF (approx. 660 EUR / 700 USD) per month to cover accommodation costs, costs of utilities, meals, city transportation, instructional materials, some personal expenses, and incidentals.

Student parents should take into consideration additional cost of accommodation, health insurance, childcare, and other related expenses. All this can add up to a substantial amount for each month. (Please contact Viktoria Magocsi,, in the Dean of Students Office for further details).

Student Enrollment Fee

The Student Enrollment Fee is payable by all students for the duration of their enrollment at CEU. It covers institutional costs related to maintaining the student's status in the university database systems, reporting required by Hungarian government regulations, IT, and financial services. The Student Enrollment Fee entitles students to use computer labs, access email and the internet, and contributes to the university residential life programs, student activities.

Type Student Enrollment Fee
Master's students EUR 200 per academic year
Doctoral students I-III EUR 250 per academic year
Doctoral student years IV-VI EUR 230 per academic year

General Deposit

The General Deposit is due upon your confirmation of acceptance of a place of study at CEU. The deposit can be paid online via the CEU Payment Gateway. For students receiving financial aid from CEU, the general deposit is EUR 200. For students who have confirmed their place of study but do not enroll, the General Deposit is not refundable. For students who enroll, the General Deposit serves as a damage deposit for the length of study at CEU, and will be refunded shortly before leaving as part of the leaving procedure, less any damage costs assessed or fees outstanding on the student's account.

For students not receiving financial aid from CEU, the general deposit is EUR 500. From this amount CEU will apply EUR 300 towards the first installment of tuition and fees due, and will retain the remaining EUR 200 as a damage deposit, which will be refunded upon completion of studies.