Once your application and the application fee are received, you are granted access to the Applicant Portal. Applicants receive an automated message informing them about portal access details. The Applicant Portal can be accessed with the same login and password used for the application(s).
The Applicant Portal shows a summary of your submitted application(s), and will display the outcome of your application once the relevant selection committee has reached a decision.
It is also a tool for you to update personal details, and allows the CEU Admissions Office to request additional documents from you.
Applications are transferred to the Portal upon submission, so you will only see those of your applications in the Portal that you already successfully submitted.
Below we walk you through the different sections of the Applicant Portal. Please note that in case you have applied to multiple programs, you will have separate subsections on Referees, Documents and Actions for each application.
You can update your name, date of birth as well as your permanent/correspondence address details. Please note that name changes are not stored automatically by the system, but have to be validated by the CEU Admissions Office. For this purpose please email us a document certifying your name change (e.g. marriage certificate).
This section lists the key summary of a given application such as the program(s) you have applied for, the entry year, the academic unit offering the program, the date of submission, the mode of study, etc. It is also in this section that you will find the decision about your application displayed according to the relevant notification schedule.
If the decision displayed in your application is accepted, the Portal will display your acceptance offer. You will be able to view and respond to the offer via the Portal.
Please read the Acceptance Offer carefully. You may then choose to accept the offer or decline it (click on "Respond to Offer").
If you choose to decline the offer, please make sure to provide your reason for declining. If you decline the offer for financial reasons, i.e. if the financial terms of your offer are not acceptable (provided you applied by the relevant deadline for a program that offers financial aid), you will be automatically placed on the waiting list for a better offer. There is however no way to predict if and when a new offer might become available.
If you do not wish to respond at this time, please ‘Cancel’ to return to the ‘my Application’ page.
See also: Admissions Process and Timeline
If the application is rejected, your status in the Applicant Portal is updated accordingly. You will also receive a formal letter of notification by email. Please note that CEU does not make known the reason(s) why an application is rejected. Your understanding is much appreciated.
If the decision reads waiting list, it means that you may be admitted if another accepted applicant chooses not to attend CEU. Waitlisted candidates may receive an offer of admission until May 31 (if they need a visa to Hungary) or the beginning of the academic year (if they do not need a visa). After May 31, the decision status changes to waiting list status expired - no admission for candidates that require a visa to study in Hungary, and after the beginning of the academic year, for all other candidates.
Please note that we are unfortunately unable to provide information about your chances of acceptance or position on the waiting list.
This section allows you to track the status of your references/recommendation letters. It also allows you to remove a referee in case the person has not submitted the reference yet, register a new referee or re-send the reference link to the same referee if it failed to reach their mailbox the first time. Once you register a referee, they will have one week to submit a reference from the time you submit your application.
The status messages for references are the following:
- Reference not started: the automated email with the link to the reference form has been sent to the referee;
- Reference in progress: the referee clicked the link but has not completed the reference yet;
- Reference submitted: the referee successfully uploaded the reference or completed the web reference form.
This section will display any document you are requested to upload in addition or in lieu of ones you uploaded with your application. Please check this section regularly for updates.
The Contact Us button allows you to send a message to the CEU Admissions Office. If you click Withdraw Application the relevant application will be marked as withdrawn and you will no longer be considered for that program. This does not affect other applications you might have submitted. If you want to withdraw several applications, you need to withdraw them one by one.