CEU General Alumni Scholarship

Deadline for application for AY 2023–24 is 23:59 CET on February 1, 2023

What is the Alumni Scholarship?

Funded by donations from CEU graduates, the Alumni Scholarship (AS) is awarded to admitted first-year full-time master's and bachelor's 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 more than 300 students from around the world. Meet the AY 202223 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 300 euro per recipient per one academic year for the duration of the program (for master's students in two-year programs and bachelor's students, only the first year is covered).

In AY 2023–24, the scholarship will be awarded to 28 master's students and 2 bachelor's students. 

Program Benefits

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

  • Receiving a generous monthly stipend
  • Being profiled on the ARO website
  • Being part of a community that cares
  • Access to community engagement and volunteer opportunities on campus

Eligibility Criteria

For master's 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 committed to engage with CEU after graduation

The following students are ineligible for the Alumni Scholarship:

  • Second-year master's students
  • Students in part-time programs
  • Students that receive the following financial aid:
    • Excellence scholarship (EUR 1,000/month)
    • Distinction scholarship (EUR 750/month)
    • CEU-administered other scholarship stipend recipients

 * Please note that the AS is awarded only to incoming master’s degree students for one academic year. Master's students in two-year programs are eligible to receive funding only for their first year. Preference in selection may be given to students with limited financial aid.

For bachelor's 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
  • Demonstrate commitment and potential to continue engaging throughout all four years at CEU and beyond

The following students are ineligible for the Alumni Scholarship:

*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.

Program Requirements

While studying at CEU you are expected to:

  • Dedicate required time and share information as requested for individual profiles (photo, video, text) for donor communications, including CEU website and social media
  • Meet with individual donors and alumni, as requested (2–4 times per year on average, online and in person)
  • Attend annual Alumni Leadership Forum, as well as major donor recognition and stewardship events (2–4 per year on average)
  • Attend ARO organized ASR meetings (bi-monthly)

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 
  • Support current students through several initiatives

Application and selection timeline

  1. September 22, 2022: application opens
  2. February 1, 2023: application closes
  3. By mid-June 2023 : successful candidates notified
  4. By end of June 2023: rejected candidates notified 

Application Process

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

1. Indicate on the Funding section of the CEU application form that you wish to apply for the Alumni Scholarship.

2. Upload a PDF document in the Other Supporting Documents field* of the Qualifications section of the form. The document must include the following:

  • Your full name (as stated on your application), country of nationality, CEU program(s) you're applying for
  • Link to a three-minute YouTube video** that answers the following questions: 
    • What is your volunteer experience?
    • In line with the CEU Alumni Volunteer Program, how do you intend to stay engaged with and support CEU after graduation?
* NOTE: Only one document can be uploaded in this field, so if you have multiple documents you wish to upload, you need to merge them. This is also explained in the Application Guidelines. 

**Make sure the video privacy settings are set to public or unlisted so that the video can be  viewed by members of the selection committee. 

Deadline for submitting the CEU and Alumni Scholarship application is February 1, 2023 at 23:59 CET. Incomplete applications will not be considered! 

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