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Central European University (CEU)
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Central European University (CEU)


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Central European University

Based in Vienna, Central European University brings together students and faculty from over 100 countries in a community that encourages debate and the open exchange of ideas.


The university is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary, and offers English-language graduate degree programs in the social sciences, humanities, business, economics, law, environmental sciences and policy, network science and cognitive science. In 2020, CEU will be launching two exciting new BA programs in the social sciences and humanities, offering dual European and American degrees. In addition to coursework at the Vienna campus, students may also take advantage of academic activities and resources available on our Budapest campus as well as program-specific exchange opportunities around the world.


Established in 1991, CEU’s mission is to prepare future leaders to build and support open and democratic societies that respect human rights and the rule of law. Distinctive for the integrated approach it brings to teaching, research and public service, CEU emphasizes interdisciplinary coursework and collaborative research to create new knowledge and tackle complex societal problems.


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Student Life

Consistently ranked as the world’s “most livable city”,  Vienna offers an intriguing blend of modern urban life and Central European tradition. This is a city where quirky student hangouts sit alongside opulent coffee houses and contemporary art fills centuries-old palaces. It is where Mozart composed The Marriage of Figaro, Klimt painted The Kiss, and Freud wrote most of his works on psychoanalysis. Over 15,000 concerts are held here every year, including the Donauinselfest, one of Europe’s largest open-air festivals, on an island in the Danube.


The Austrian capital bursts with world-class galleries and museums ideal for delving into art, culture and history. Leafy parks and riverside beaches, beer gardens and vineyards, street fairs and culinary fests offer a myriad of entertainment options from spring to fall. All year round, street fairs feature everything from jewelry, clothing and artwork to organic fruit and vegetables, and of course, there are always treasures to be found in Vienna’s famous flea markets. A real melting pot of cultures, Vienna offers a multicultural calendar of festivals that celebrate a variety of food, traditions and music from all around the world.


Outstanding public transport and a sprawling network of cycle paths mean that most of the city is accessible within 30 minutes. Less than 100 kilometers from Vienna, the Alps beckon with hiking and biking trails in warmer months and skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in winter. Vienna is also ideal for those who wish to travel around Europe.

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Admissions requirements

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Program-specific requirements


Application deadlines:

  • January 30, 2020 for master’s studies with financial aid
  • April 15, 2020 for self-financing master’s candidates who require a study visa
  • August 14, 2020 for self-financing master’s candidates who do not require a study visa

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In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous scholarships available to students from any country.  In 2018-2019, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing. Learn more about how to fund your studies at

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  • 48 English-language graduate degree programs
  • Students and faculty from 100+ countries
  • 16,000+ alumni across 6 continents
  • Accredited in the U.S., Austria and Hungary
  • 8:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Generous scholarships
  • Based in Vienna, the heart of Europe

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Central European University (CEU)

Quellenstraße 51
1100 Vienna
T   +3613283401

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Quellenstraße 51
1100 Vienna
T +3613283401
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Nador u. 9
1051 Budapest
T +36 1 328 3401

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