Applications Are Now Open for Academic Year 2023-2024

September 22, 2022

Central European University is delighted to announce it is now accepting applications for the AY 23/24 and that students who are interested in studying at CEU may begin to submit their documents.  

We’re looking for talented, passionate, and dedicated students from all backgrounds who want to bring about the change this world needs. If you feel strongly about democracy, open societies, inclusion, and diversity, and you wish to make the most of Vienna, we are looking forward to hearing from you! 

Whether you’re starting as an undergraduate or continuing your education at an advanced level, choosing the right university is a life-changing decision. CEU offers the same excellent academics and multi-faceted support for students at all levels. 

Academic Excellence 

CEU has once again moved up in the prestigious 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject, with two of its programs now in the top 50 globally, with a further three in the top 100:  

  • #24 in Politics and International Studies 
  • #33 in Philosophy
  • Top 100 in Sociology, History, and Social Policy and Administration
  • Top 150 in Law 
  • Top 200 in Economics and Econometrics in the world


Additionally, CEU has been ranked #3 in Austria by university ranking U-Multirank 

With a great reputation across various rankings, CEU is a popular choice for international students. Here's why: 

  • Leading research institution in social sciences and humanities in Europe where students work under the supervision and support of world-class researchers 
  • University with a unique purpose: at CEU we are committed to promoting the values of open society, self-reflective critical thinking, and academic freedom. Building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity is at the heart of our mission 
  • A tight-knit and diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from over 140 countries that foster open discussions 
  • Degrees with global recognition that are accredited in the United States and Austria  
  • Employable graduates: CEU is perfect if you're looking to boost your employability skills and pursue a meaningful career with a deeper purpose 
  • Love for Vienna, the capital of music, Europe’s new business hub, and the most livable city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit 

How to Apply  

Go to the Application Checklist for the online application form and detailed information on how to piece together your application package.   

Fund Your Studies  

For further possibilities of financial support, please refer to CEU’s guide on external scholarships.   

Application Deadlines 

If you are interested in commencing your studies in September 2023, you need to observe these deadlines. 


 Hurry up - at CEU we accept applications on a rolling basis until spots are filled!  


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