Financial Aid

Candidates from any country can apply for CEU financial aid.

Are you a master's candidate?
Granted on the basis of both academic merit and financial need, CEU scholarships and tuition awards are available for most of our programs. Please make sure to check your future program's website before you start your application.

Remember to apply by the financial aid application deadline and fill out the Funding section of the Online Application Form so we can consider you for financial aid.

Please make a responsible assessment of your financial situation before applying and also look for alternative sources of support, such as foundation grants, employer support or state scholarships.

Are you a doctoral candidate?
Make sure to submit your application by the scholarship deadline and we will automatically consider you for the CEU Doctoral Scholarship.

Types of CEU financial aid:


Tuition award per year

Stipend per month

Health insurance

CEU Master’s Excellence Scholarship

up to 100% tuition waiver

1,000 EUR


CEU Master's Distinction Scholarship

up to 100% tuition waiver

750 EUR


CEU Master's Scholarship

up to 100% tuition waiver

500 EUR


CEU Master's Partial Scholarship 

up to 100% tuition waiver

300 EUR


CEU Master's Tuition Award 

up to 100% tuition waiver



CEU Doctoral Scholarship

Full tuition waiver

1,600 EUR


Please note: CEU financial aid is not available for the EMBA program at the Department of Economics and Business. For detailed information please refer to the relevant program website.

Students can receive CEU financial aid for the same academic level only once. For example, a student who has received CEU financial aid of any sort for master’s studies can pursue a second master's degree at CEU on a self-financing basis only.

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