CEU is now accepting applications for the academic year 2024-25. 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.
CEU has once again demonstrated excellence in the prestigious 2023 World University Rankings by Subject, with two of its programs currently in the top 50 globally, with a further four in the top 100:
- #26 in Politics and International Studies
- #34 in Philosophy
- Top 100 in Sociology, History, Anthropology, and Social Policy and Administration
- Top 200 in Law , Economics and Econometrics
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
If you are interested in commencing your studies in September 2024, you need to observe these deadlines.