CEU – Central European University

Quellenstraße 51
1100 Wien
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Central European University is accredited in Austria and the United States and offers American-style bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in social sciences, humanities, business, law, environmental sciences and public policy. CEU brings together students and faculty from some 100 countries to exchange ideas in an open and dynamic community in the heart of Europe. Focusing on the critical issues of the 21st century, our world-class bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs cross borders and disciplines to develop the next generation of thinkers, doers and creators.

Why CEU?

  • Cutting-edge curriculum 
  • Degrees with global recognition and accreditation in Austria and the U.S. 
  • Instruction in English
  • Small class size that fosters individual attention (7:1 student-to-faculty ratio)
  • Top-ranked and affordable programs with many funding opportunities
  • We develop employable graduates: CEU is perfect if you're looking to boost your employability skills and pursue a meaningful career with a deeper purpose

In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. Start shaping your future and learn more at

Schwerpunkte des Beratungsangebots

  • Program advice
  • Application tips and admissions counseling
  • Scholarships and financial aid opportunities
  • Chat with current students
  • Open Day registration


  • High school students
  • Undergraduate students looking for master's opportunities
  • Graduate students looking for doctoral degrees
  • HR representatives of companies and organizations that are looking for professional development opportunities for their employees


Bachelor's programs:

  1. High School Credentials
  2. Proof of English Proficiency
  3. Other Supporting Documents
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Application Essay
  6. Letter of Recommendation
  7. Completed CEU Application Form


More information about the admission process and requirements for bachelor's programs is available here.

Master's and PhD programs:
  1. Academic Writing Submission(s)
  2. Letters of Recommendation
  3. Academic Records
  4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  5. Proof of English Proficiency
  6. Standard Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, etc.)
  7. Completed CEU Application Form


More information about the admission process and requirements for master's and doctoral programs is available here


Access to education is one of CEU’s core values. It guides us in setting as affordable tuition fees as possible - without impacting the quality of the education we provide.

Bachelor's Students

Tuition for each of CEU’s bachelor’s degree programs is €7,000 per year. CEU enjoys the support of generous donors, including our alumni, who offer talented students scholarships and awards. 

Financial aid to bachelor's students is mostly in the form of partial tuition awards, awarded on academic merit. More information about Tuition Fees and funding opportunities for Bachelor's programs is available here.

Master's Students

The tuition fees depend on the program you are applying for. Each year CEU offers talented master’s students generous, merit-based, partial tuition awards and scholarships to help them focus on their studies. More information about master's tuition fees and funding opportunities is available here.

Doctoral Students

If you're applying for a doctoral program, we will automatically consider you for the CEU Doctoral Scholarship if you meet the deadline). Doctoral scholarships include a full tuition award and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Dauer der Ausbildung/Weiterbildung

Bachelor's programs: 4 years

Master's programs: 1 or 2 years

Doctoral programs: 3-6 years


CEU degrees enjoy dual accreditation in Austria and the U.S. Upon graduation, students will receive one of the following titles:

Bachelor of Arts 

Bachelor of Science

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Laws

Master of Public Administration

Doctor of Juridical Science

Doctor of Philosophy