First Open House at Vienna Campus Welcomes Guests from 18 Countries

CEU held its first Vienna campus Open House on November 22, welcoming nearly 140 prospective students from 18 countries. Attendees had the opportunity to talk to CEU faculty and staff about admissions-related topics ranging from the process itself to scholarships, the student experience and extracurricular projects.

High-school students wanted to learn about CEU’s inaugural BA programs beginning September 2020, with college students interested in CEU’s wide range of degree programs at Master's and Doctoral levels. Some 50% of those who visited the Open House came from Austria, with other nationalities including a sizeable group of Hungarians. 

A series of university-wide presentations including a panel discussion and Q&A with current students kicked off the day. Later, individual departments held their own presentations, ‘taster classes’ and roundtables. Those unable to attend could follow the sessions online via a live video feed. 

The day offered a valuable opportunity for faculty to meet their prospective students in person, and to answer their questions about department-specific admission requirements.

Professors Dorit Geva, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Tim Crane, Head of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) were on hand to provide information to guests in CEU’s first-ever info BA info session.

Top tips for admissions: 

  1. Don’t leave completing the application form to the last minute (factor in all the documents you’ll need to collect in advance)
  2. Get someone else to proofread your application.
  3. Make it easy on yourself: our Application Checklist, guiding you through the entire application process, is easy to follow
  4. Double-check our departmental websites to make sure you've uploaded both the general and program-specific admissions documents
  5. Your recommenders have one week to upload their recommendations after you have submitted your application and have paid the application fee. You can track the status of your references via the Applicant Portal
  6. Don't have your final transcripts and diploma at hand yet? Don't worry. We can accept an interim transcript and certificate of enrollment from your university, but we will ask for an official hard copy before you enroll. The translation of your transcript and diploma, however, must be official
  7. Make sure you pay the application fee of EUR 30. This fee cannot be waived but the good news is that you only have to pay it once, no matter how many programs you're applying for (up to five)
  8. Would you like to apply for a scholarship? Remember to fill out the Funding section of the application form and submit your application by January 30, 2020, 23:59 Central European Time so we can consider you for financial aid
  9. Don’t forget that your application must be complete with the required language and program-specific test scores
  10. Have trouble filling out your application? Check our FAQ section for possible solutions or reach out to us at