The CEU university community consisting of CEU and KEE has a single academic identity but operates under a dual legal and academic accreditation provided by U.S. and Hungarian authorities. CEU and KEE have overlapping operations, authorized and accredited by the respective bodies in the U.S. and Hungary. CEU and KEE offer a single set of academic programs, all of which are conducted in Budapest. CEU and KEE are funded by a founding endowment, philanthropic gifts, foundation grants, partnerships, tuition income and research grants. CEU and KEE are able to provide scholarships, stipends and tuition abatements for many of their masters' students and for all doctoral students.

United States Registration and Accreditation

CEU holds an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department. In the United States, CEU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (address: 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States, phone: (1 215) 662 5606).

Hungarian Accreditation

Based on the joint Resolution of the Higher Education and Science Committee and the Hungarian Accreditation Committee dated March 10, 2005, KEE received a Hungarian accreditation. KEE holds an operational license in Hungary issued by the Hungarian Educational Authority (address: 1055 Budapest, Szalay utca 10-14., phone: (36-1) 374-2100).