Bard-CEU Study Abroad Program

Application Deadlines

  • Fall/Academic Year: April 1
  • Spring Semester: October 15

Early applications are strongly encouraged. Applicants should receive notification of their admission status within two weeks of completing the application process.


Through Bard College, undergraduate students have an exceptional chance to attend CEU, a private university in Vienna, with an extraordinarily international student body, to take graduate-level courses.

During their stay, students study through departments matching their academic interest, however, they are allowed to take courses from other departments as well. Motivated participants have the opportunity to take part in various extracurricular activities.

Students can apply for the Fall semester (September - December), Winter semester (January - April), or a full academic year. Study Abroad students at CEU are allowed to take between 12-16 credits per semester. The program also comprises field trips, cultural programs and orientation about life at CEU and in Vienna.

Students are encouraged to take challenging and stimulating courses, whose credit can be transferred easily to any U.S. institution. This program is for motivated undergraduates who want to spend time at a truly international university, exchanging ideas with colleagues from more than 100 different countries.

Local Info & Tips

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For more information, see the Bard-CEU Study Abroad program website or contact the staff listed below:

Staff in Vienna

Helmut Summersberger
Head of Student Life
Central European University
Room B604
1100 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +36.1.327.3000.7346
Mobile: +43.664.511.7848

Staff in the U.S.

Leiah Heckathorn
Associate Director, Bard Abroad
Bard College
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504
Phone: +1.845.758.7190

Jen Murray
Associate Director
Institute for International Liberal Education
Bard College
30 Campus Road,
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: 845-758-7387
Fax: 845-758-7040