Applicant Portal

Once your application is processed, 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 separately by program, so you will not necessarily see all of your submitted applications at once when you access the portal, only those that are already transferred.

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.

Personal Details

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 send us a document certifying your name change (e.g. marriage certificate)  via the "Contact Us" button.


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, you will shortly receive a formal Acceptance Offer stating the academic details and the financial terms and conditions of your acceptance (for the AY 2017-2018, the Offer will be sent by electronic mail.) In order to accept the offer, you will be required to return the last page of the document with your signature and pay the General Deposit. Only after both your signed response and deposit payment have been received and processed will the Admissions Office display your Response as Firmly Accepted on the portal. (Please note: due to the large number of offers to be sent and acceptance responses expected, sending the Acceptance Offers and processing the responses and payments will take time - please kindly bear with us.)

If the application is rejected, 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 you see waiting list next to the Decision, 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 June 30 (if they need a visa to Hungary) or the beginning of the academic year (if they do not need a visa). After June 30, the decision status changes to waiting list status expired - no admission for candidates from countries that rewquire a visa to enter Hungary.
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. It also allows you to remove a referee in case the person has not submitted the reference yet, or to register a new (or the same) referee again. Once you register a referee, the person will have 7 days to click on the reference link in the automated email they receive, where they then can type in or upload the reference.
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 submitted yet;
- Reference submitted: the referee successfully uploaded the reference/completed the 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.