Financial Aid FAQ

I was accepted with some sort of financial aid and I am on the waiting list for a better financial package. When can I expect to have a financial aid upgrade?

There are no more waiting lists. The decisions about financial aid have been finalized by the academic departments. At this point, it is not possible to receive a better financial aid scholarship.

I missed the Finance Orientation session. Where can I find information about it?

You can find some useful finance-related information on the Orientation Sessions 2022 : Panopto

Where and when can I receive my first stipend?

You must complete the Onboarding and Online Matriculation Form so that you become officially enrolled at CEU and you need to physically arrive at the Vienna Campus.  Once you have done that and submitted your bank account information in SITS, your stipend will be generated and transferred to your bank account.

If you are a continuing student, you will receive your first stipend once your program officially starts in the actual academic year.

What if I cannot make it to Vienna in person (due to visa reasons only), but join online?

You will still have to complete the online matriculation form and submit your bank account information in SITS, and you need to attend online classes regularly. However, the stipends will only be provided once you have physically arrived in Vienna (confirmed by your department).

When is the stipend paid?

According to the Financial Aid and Student Fee Payment Regulations, the monthly stipend is transferred to the student’s bank account by the 4th day of each month

Do I need to open an Austrian bank account to receive my stipends?

Your bank account needs to be from a SEPA country or an online bank account (TransferWise, Revolut, etc.) and, it has to be a EUR account.

Which is the best bank in Austria/Hungary? Does CEU recommend any banks?

CEU does not endorse or recommend the services of any banks either in Austria or in Hungary.

How do I know what fees I need to pay and when throughout the academic year?

Please check your Acceptance Offer Form that you signed from the Admissions Office or your Student Portal in SITS since it has all the information about fees and deadlines.  However, the information is on the CEU website as well:

If I withdraw from the program in the middle of the academic year, do I have to pay back the scholarship I have received so far?

No. In this case, you need to inform your department about your decision, and they will take the necessary steps.

Is there work-study available at CEU?

Please contact the Career Services Office at: