CEU General Alumni Scholarship

Application deadline is February 1, 2021 at 23:59 CET.

What is the Alumni Scholarship?

Funded by donations from CEU graduates, the Alumni Scholarship (AS) is awarded to admitted first-year full-time MA and BA students who demonstrate a commitment to community service as well as the potential to help build strong CEU alumni communities around the world after graduation. Sustained by contributions to the CEU Generation fund, since 2001 alumni support has provided scholarships to 290 students from around the world. Meet the 2020-21 ASR cohort.   

The AS can be used to supplement other financial aid provided by the University. The award helps to cover the costs of living and amounts to a monthly top-up stipend of 200 euro per recipient per one academic year for the duration of the program.

In AY 2021-22, the scholarship will be awarded to 29 MA students and 1 BA student. 

Program Benefits

As Alumni Scholarship Recipient (ASR) you will benefit from:

  • Receiving a generous monthly stipend
  • Contributing to the work of CEU Student Recruitment, Alumni Relations, Community Engagement, as well as other teams
  • Being engaged in university-wide events and activities
  • Learning from the experiences of staff at the university
  • Sharing and learning from the experiences and expertise of fellow ASRs from different departments and countries
  • Translating ideas into practice by implementing individual/group projects in collaboration with other ASRs and different CEU teams
  • Helping in organizing and attending the CEU Alumni Reunion Weekend events 
  • Being a part of a community that cares
  • Joining a cool Facebook group

Eligibility Criteria

For MA students:

To qualify for the Alumni Scholarship, you should:

  • Have submitted a complete application for a full-time CEU Master's program
  • Have a proven record of community service, volunteering and leadership
  • Be willing to support the CEU Student Recruitment, Community Engagement and Alumni Relations teams for 40 hours during the academic year
  • Be committed to volunteer for CEU after graduation

The following students are ineligible for the Alumni Scholarship:

  • Second-year MA students
  • Students in part-time programs
  • Students that receive the following financial aid:
    • Excellence scholarship (EUR 1,000) + 100% tuition waiver
    • Distinction scholarship (EUR 750) + 100% tuition waiver
    • External Scholarships (administered by CEU)

 * Please note that the AS is awarded only to incoming master’s degree students for one academic year. Students on two-year programs are eligible to receive funding only for their first year. The scholarship is not available for the EMBA program. Preference in selection may be given to students with limited financial aid.

Click here to start your application. 

For BA students:

To qualify for the Alumni Scholarship, you should:

  • Have submitted a complete application for a full-time CEU BA program
  • Have a proven record of and/or an aspiration for community service, volunteering and leadership
  • Be willing to support the CEU Student Recruitment, Community Engagement, Student Life, and Alumni Relations teams for 40 hours total
  • Demonstrate commitment and potential to continue volunteering throughout all four years at CEU

The following students are ineligible for the Alumni Scholarship:

  • Presidential Scholarship recipients
  • Continuing BA students

*Please note that the AS is awarded only to incoming bachelor's degree students for one academic year. Preference in selection may be given to students with greater financial need.

Click here to start your application. 

Program Requirements

While studying at CEU you are expected to:

  • Complete a 40-hour volunteer program with CEU Student Recruitment, Community Engagement, Alumni Relations, and other teams
  • Initiate your individual and/or group project benefitting the CEU community including students, alumni and prospective students. For examples, check out previous ASR projects.

After graduating from CEU you are expected to engage in any of the following:

  • Start a new alumni local chapter or lead an existing chapter (see list)
  • Organize alumni events in your area
  • Provide career support to current students and fellow alumni
  • Share relevant job announcements with CEU’s Career Services team
  • Help CEU recruit talented prospective students
  • Come up with new ideas on how to support CEU’s alumni, career and recruitment initiatives in your area 

Application and selection timeline:

  1. November 3, 2020: application opens
  2. February 1, 2021: application closes
  3. Starting from April 6, 2021 : successful candidates notified via acceptance offers
  4. By April 9, 2021: rejected candidates notified by Alumni Scholarship Team

Application Process

To apply for the Alumni Scholarship, please do the following:

1. Submit a full online application form. Both MA and BA scholarship applications include 2 essay questions and a video submission (the video is submitted through the form). 

2. Please send your CV to alumnischolarship@ceu.edu with the following subject line: "CV Submission". Please name your CV file (Word or PDF) in the following way: "Last Name_First Name_Country of Nationality_BA or MA".

Deadline for submitting the application form and CV is February 1, 2021 at 23:59 CET.

For any questions, please write to alumnischolarship@ceu.edu.