Tuition And Other Fees

Tuition fees for academic year 2019/20 are listed in the table below. These do not include the Student Enrollment Fee, room and board, or other living expenses. Many CEU programs offer significant scholarship funding or other types of financial aid.

Joint programs charge different fees established in cooperation with partner universities. Consult the websites of these programs for detailed fee information at Mundus MAPP, MESPOM, or Gemma.

Master's Degree Programs/Coursework Per Academic Year
Per Installment
Master's degree programs (with the exception of those listed below as well as Mundus MAPP and MESPOM) 12,000 EUR 6,000 EUR
Master's degree programs in Legal Studies 13,000 EUR 6,500 EUR
Master of Public Administration 14,500 EUR 7,250 EUR
MS in Business Analytics 15,000 EUR 7,500 EUR
MS in Technology Management and Innovation 10,000 EUR 5,000 EUR
MS in Finance 12,000 EUR 6,000 EUR
Doctoral Programs Per Academic Year Per Installment
Doctoral programs first year 15,000 EUR 7,500 EUR
Doctoral programs after comprehensive examination (year 2 and 3)  7,500 EUR 3,750 EUR
Doctoral program in Economics (first 18 months) 17,000 EUR 8,500 EUR
Doctoral program in Economics after comprehensive examination 8,500 EUR 4,250 EUR
Doctoral program in Legal Studies (SJD) 16,000 EUR 8,000 EUR
Doctoral program in Legal Studies after comprehensive exam 8,000 EUR 4,000 EUR
Doctoral program in Business Administration 20,000 EUR 10,000 EUR
Doctoral program in Business Administration after comprehensive exam 10,000 EUR 5,000 EUR

Tuition for Non-degree students

  • 300 EUR per credit or audit for all credited masters courses
  • 400 EUR per credit or audit for all credited doctoral courses
  • 200 EUR per course for all 0 credit masters and doctoral courses

Student Enrollment Fee

The Student Enrollment Fee is payable by all students for the duration of their enrollment at CEU. It covers institutional costs related to maintaining the student's status in the university database systems, reporting required by Hungarian government regulations, IT, and financial services. The Student Enrollment Fee entitles students to use computer labs, access email and the internet, and contributes to the university residential life programs, student activities.

Type Student Enrollment Fee
Master's students EUR 200 per academic year
Doctoral students I-III EUR 250 per academic year
Doctoral student years IV-VI EUR 230 per academic year

General Deposit

The General Deposit is due upon your confirmation of acceptance of a place of study at CEU. The deposit can be paid online via the Applicant Portal. For students receiving financial aid from CEU, the general deposit is EUR 200. For students who have confirmed their place of study but do not enroll, the General Deposit is not refundable. For students who enroll, the General Deposit serves as a damage deposit for the length of study at CEU, and will be refunded shortly before leaving as part of the leaving procedure, less any damage costs assessed or fees outstanding on the student's account.

For students not receiving financial aid from CEU, the general deposit is EUR 500. From this amount CEU will apply EUR 300 towards the first installment of tuition and fees due, and will retain the remaining EUR 200 as a damage deposit, which will be refunded upon completion of studies.