Non-Degree Programs

Yes, CEU opens a campus in Vienna as well.

The new legislation introduced by the Hungarian government in 2017 jeopardized CEU's ability to continue its teaching operations in Hungary.

CEU took all the necessary steps to fulfill legislative requirements, but the Hungarian government refused to sign a new agreement with the State of New York that would enable CEU, as a foreign university, to continue its operations in Budapest from January 1, 2019.

To ensure that our educational activities stay uninterrupted, CEU will offer our world-ranked masters and doctoral programs with U.S. accreditation to all new degree seeking students in Vienna from September, 2019. Returning degree students will continue their studies in Budapest and students enrolled in Vienna will spend part of their academic year in Budapest in our accredited Hungarian facility. Individual research and outreach activities will be located as is most appropriate (i.e. some will co-locate, while others will be based in either Vienna or Budapest).

CEU continues welcoming visiting and exchange students in 2019/2020, but only at the CEU Budapest Campus. Many courses will be offered at the Budapest Campus by each department. The courses offered and taught in Vienna will also be accessible in Budapest through video conferencing.

Visiting and Exchange Students

Students who are enrolled in a degree program at another university or higher education institution which does not have a valid student exchange contract with CEU, or have already earned their first degree from a recognized institution of higher education, but are currently not enrolled in any higher educational institution may apply for a visiting student status on a self-financing basis. In this case the tuition fee is based on the amount of credits they wish to take. Please find the credit prices here.

Eligibility of students for exchange studies at CEU is based on a valid exchange agreement signed by the student's home university and CEU. Please note that all students applying for an exchange period at CEU must apply through their home university.  Students on exchange programs stay at CEU for one or two trimesters without the option of obtaining a CEU degree. Once you have been nominated by your home university's coordinator we will get in touch with you to provide detailed information about the online application procedure. Please meet the deadline with the submission of your application form.

For inquiries about the non-degree admissions process contact:

Zsuzsanna Bukta, Admissions Coordinator
Phone: (+36-1) 327 3068, Email: