The CEU community, consisting of Central European University (CEU) and Közép-európai Egyetem (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 (MSCHE). The CEU Status of Accreditation is available from the MSCHE website.

In addition, all CEU degree programs are registered with the New York State Education Department. The list of all registered degree programs is available at To register a new program or modify an existing program, please consult the Policy on Establishing, Operating and Modifying Degree Programs at CEU and contact our office at

Hungarian Accreditation

In Hungary, CEU is recognized as a private higher education institution. KEE is accredited by  the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.

With its official Decision Nr. 2018/2/VI/3, the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC) re-accredited the Közép-európai Egyetem (KEE) on February 27, 2018.

The fully accredited status of KEE is valid until December 31, 2022.

Through its institutional accreditation procedure, the HAC evaluated the education, research and development activities, the organizational structure and operational proceedings of KEE, assessed the university’s human-, financial- and infrastructural resources, and its quality assurance policies, quality management based on the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015).

The resolution (in Hungarian) and the evaluation report (in English) of HAC on the institutional accreditation of KEE is public and available on HAC’s website at: