Tuition and Fees

The tuition fees for BA programs are listed in the table below. These do not include the Registration Fee, Student Enrollment Fee, accommodation, and other living expenses.  


Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Per Academic Year 

Per Installment 

BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics 

10,000 EUR 

5,000 EUR 

BA in Culture, Politics, and Society 

10,000 EUR 

5,000 EUR 

CEU offers an Inaugural Class Tuition Award of 50% to all successful candidates who start their bachelor’s studies at CEU in September 2020. Members of the Inaugural Class will be granted this Award for the entire duration of their studies, i.e. a tuition fee of 5,000 EUR/year.

In addition to the Inaugural Class Tuition Award, two outstanding candidates will receive a Presidential Award for the total value of 5,000 EUR each. The Award covers part of the tuition fee throughout the four years of BA studies as follows:

  • Year I: 500 EUR
  • Year II: 1,000 EUR
  • Year III: 1,500 EUR
  • Year IV: 2,000 EUR

In addition to the Inaugural Class Tuition Award, three CEU Scholarships for Refugees will be available for admitted BA candidates with refugee status. This Scholarship, together with the Inaugural Class Tuition Award given to all admitted students, will cover tuition fees throughout the four years of BA studies (up to 5,000 EUR/year from each award), a monthly stipend of 470 EUR and dormitory housing. Applicants who want to be considered for this Scholarship must:

1.   Briefly note this request in the Application Essay, and;

2.   Also submit a separate Personal Statement that should be max. 500 word (1-2 pages) to by March 10, 2020 (earlier submission is recommended, if feasible). This Personal Statement should include details of their refugee status in one of the EEA countries and any funds they received and/or may receive from private and/or public sources. 

Please note that applicants with a refugee status from other EU countries will need to apply for an Austrian residence permit.

Student Enrollment Fee 

All students are required to pay the student enrollment fee--EUR 200 per academic year--for the duration of their studies.  

Registration Fee 

You are required to pay a registration fee of EUR 100 when you confirm that you accept your place of study at CEU.  The registration fee can be paid online via the Applicant Portal. 

The registration fee is non-refundable.

External financing and scholarships

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