Ukrainian Students

Updated: 28/04/2022



To express solidarity with the victims of the invasion of Ukraine and assist with their academic future, Central European University is welcoming students enrolled in degree programs at Ukrainian universities in the academic fields represented at CEU: social sciences, humanities, legal studies, economics and business, environmental sciences and policy. CEU aims to support those whose studies have been interrupted by the war.


CEU Vienna

Interested students from Ukraine may register to attend onsite courses offered at CEU for credit. All courses are taught in English.

Information on courses and their ECTS value is available here.

Information on how to apply is available here. (Please fill out a "visiting student" application form.) CEU waives all fees.

Information and help from the Austrian National Student Union

Information and help from the City of Vienna

Online Public Recorded Lectures

For those who would like to listen to educational public lectures, a series of presentations delivered by CEU faculty, and organized and hosted by the university departments, are accessible to all:

The War in Ukraine

Speeches, Lectures, and Panel Discussions

The Presidential Lecture Series

Reasons for Hope

Rethinking Open Society

Borderless Knowledge (Hungarian with English subtitles)


CEU Budapest

CEU’s Budapest campus is supporting refugee students from Ukraine residing in Budapest with the following services:

  • Access to the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives. The archive additionally offers select archival internships to refugee students with an interest in recent history.
  • Access to the CEU Library in Budapest.
  • Access to a small number of online credited courses delivered at CEU Vienna from an intelligent classroom on CEU premises.

For further details, please inquire Zsuzsa Bukta at

CEU’s outreach activities are also open to Russian and Belarusian students and scholars, who were forced to emigrate due to opposing the war in Ukraine.


Central European University 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 still residing in Ukraine or 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 the 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 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 Network. Please see further information on the dedicated website here .