Financial Aid for Admitted Students

Financial aid, awarded based on a combination of academic merit and financial need, is available for most CEU master's programs to students from any country. Make sure to check the information on the relevant departmental website before applying.  
Doctoral candidates applying by the relevant application deadline are automatically considered for the CEU Doctoral Scholarship.

Master's candidates should make a responsible assessment of their financial situation before requesting CEU financial aid and also seek other sources of support, such as foundation grants, employer support or state scholarships.

Master’s candidates who applied by the relevant application deadline, and who have received an acceptance offer or been placed on the waiting list will have the opportunity to apply for CEU financial aid.

Please note: The following CEU master's programs do NOT offer CEU financial aid: MA in Global Economic Relations, MS in Technology Management and Innovation. Moreover, financial aid is not available for part-time study tracks.


Types of CEU financial aid:


Tuition Award



Health Insurance

CEU Master's Scholarship Yes Yes Yes/No* Yes
CEU Master's Tuition Award – up to 100% Yes No Yes/No* Yes
CEU Doctoral Scholarship Yes Yes Yes** Yes

*Single or shared housing in CEU’s Residence Center is offered to selected candidates.
**Housing allowance included in the stipend.

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

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