Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add new documents to my submitted application, or replace some of the submitted documents with updated ones?
No. In case a candidate is required to submit additional/missing documents in order to comply with formal application requirements, CEU Admissions Office notifies them via the Applicant Portal.

How long after the closing date will a decision be made?
Please check the general notification timelime. In the case of some doctoral programs the notification dates may significantly differ.

How will I find out whether my application was successful?
The relevant admissions decision will be posted in the Applicant Portal.

Once accepted, can I request deferral to postpone the start of my studies?
Deferrals are not a standard option for admitted students at CEU. Individual units may sometimes grant deferrals in exceptional cases.

Is there a waiting list?
Yes. Waitlisted applicants who need a visa to study in Hungary will be notified about their status by June 30th at the latest. Waitlisted candidates who do not need a visa may be offered admission as late as a few days prior to the beginning of the academic year.

How do I get on the waiting list?
Some candidates who are not accepted get a place on the waiting list. These candidates will be considered for acceptance once an accepted student drops out for some reason. The waiting list status appears in the online application. The waiting list status is no guarantee for eventual acceptance, and it depends on the given circumstances whether a person actually advances from the list.
Moreover, those accepted students who are not awarded the highest financial aid category, or any financial aid at all, are automatically on the waiting list for (a higher category of) financial aid should it become available. Financial aid awards and upgrades are possible until the actual program starts, but not after that.

Can I get an early decision so that I can apply for an external scholarship?
Yes, you can. In order to do so, please submit a application and email us to request an early decision. Please note 1) the application must be complete with all required documents and recommendations and 2) the decision, if positive, will mean acceptance on a self-financing basis only. This does not mean you may not be awarded CEU financial aid, but such awards will only be made at a later stage.