Information for Students from Ukraine

In solidarity with current and prospective students from Ukraine, CEU is offering the following opportunities for admissions, continuing studies and funding. 

Prospective Students and Applicants 

CEU will cover the full tuition amount for one year for all Ukrainian students who are admitted to CEU’s bachelor’s* and master’s programs for academic year 2022–23.  This scholarship does not cover living costs in Vienna.

How to apply, for undergraduate applicants: 
*Only limited spaces are available in each undergraduate degree program.

Deadline: April 15, 2022  

How to apply, for graduate applicants: 

Deadline: April 15, 2022 


Required documents for application: Candidates who cannot provide some of the required application documents should contact (for undergraduate programs) or (for graduate programs) for assistance. 

CEU waives the registration fee for all accepted Ukrainian candidates. 

External Scholarships 

Students have the opportunity to apply for additional external financial aid to support their studies at CEU.  

Additionally, we offer individual guidance to everyone who needs it. For more information, please contact Bernadett Bálint, External Scholarship Coordinator, at 

BayWa r.e. Empowering Futures Scholarship
In partnership with BayWa r.e. AG, a global renewable energy company based in Munich, CEU offers up to five (5) “BayWa r.e. Future Energy Scholarships” to students from Ukraine who are affected by the war and who aspire to work on a renewable energy future. Also open to students who are interested in sustainability.
Application deadline:  July 25, 2022

Visiting Students 

Students enrolled in degree programs at Ukrainian universities, whose studies in the academic fields represented at CEU (social sciences, humanities, legal studies, economics and business, environmental sciences and policy) have been interrupted by the war, can apply to register and attend courses (online or on-site) in the Spring term for credit, with the goal of contributing towards their future degrees. CEU will cover the costs associated with instruction (incl. tuition fee) in academic year 2022–23. Interested students from Ukraine can get more information about the registration process here. 

For further details, please contact Zsuzsa Bukta at 

Transfer Students 

Students who wish to transfer to a CEU master’s or bachelor’s program should contact the Admissions Office which will assess feasibility of the transfer together with the relevant academic departments. 

Non-Credit Opportunities at CEU Budapest

CEU offers the following non-credit opportunities for refugee students from Ukraine:

  • access to credited courses delivered in Vienna remotely (online), from an intelligent classroom on CEU premises;
  • attendance in short informal (non-credited) courses in hybrid mode (up to four weeks or individual sessions) to help refugee students put ongoing research projects in broad transnational interpretative frameworks;
  • mentoring and academic advising in hybrid mode in CEU’s academic fields, generally and/or with a specific focus on participants' ongoing but interrupted thesis projects;
  • archival internships at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (Blinken OSA) for select refugee students with an interest in recent history; students will receive access to the CEU Library in Budapest.

Participation in these activities is free of charge. The language of communication is English. In a few cases other languages may be possible.

For further details, please inquire Zsuzsa Bukta at

Invisible University for Ukraine (IUFU)

CEU is launching a certificate program (offering ECTS credits) for junior and senior undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA and PhD) students from Ukraine, whose studies have been affected by the war, whether they are still residing in Ukraine or are in refuge.

The program offers an intensive learning experience (including lectures and mentoring), placing questions relevant for Ukrainian students into a transnational comparative perspective. It aims at familiarizing the students with various cutting-edge interpretative paradigms and methodological traditions in the humanities and social sciences.

Our goal is to prepare students for deeper integration into international academia and broad ongoing discussion on the role of Ukraine in changing European and global contexts. The program is not meant to replace or duplicate the existing online education in Ukrainian universities, but to support them and provide help for filling the lacunae that have temporarily emerged due to the Russian military invasion.

The program is designed in a hybrid format (online teaching with a possibility of shorter on-site visit to Budapest in the form of a summer school). The project is financially supported by the Open Society University NetworkFor further details see: