Welcome to CEU



A university with a mission

Are you ready for a life-changing experience? Ever since our founding in 1991, we’ve been seeking solutions to the complex problems of our world, in the spirit of supporting open and democratic societies. And while we’ve grown from a regional academic center into a truly global institution, with students and faculty from over 100 countries, our mission has remained unchanged. In fact, we believe this mission is just as important today as it was almost 30 years ago. 

A community for a lifetime

Our diverse community is our greatest asset – sharing experience, knowledge and ideas across disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds. CEU is a place where your voice truly matters, your opinions are heard, and your experience counts – so get involved! But that’s not all: by joining CEU, you’ll become a part of a community that lasts long after graduation. With approximately 17,000 graduates in more than 130 countries, you’ll never be far from your fellow CEU alumni.

Browse the links and videos below for a taste of what is to come, from first-hand student experiences to next steps and life in beautiful Vienna. See you at CEU soon!



Congratulations, you did it! Our current students welcome you to the CEU community. 

Our campus

Discover our campus in Vienna’s vibrant, multicultural 10th district.

My CEU, our Vienna

CEU alumni talk about what Vienna, one of the world’s most livable cities, means to them.

The moment I got accepted

a moment i got accepted

Some moments stay forever. Hear students recall when they found out they had got in.

Graduate studies

Watch our videos and hear straight from professors and students at your department

Undergraduate studies

Discover what you can expect as a member of our BA class and the wider CEU community.

Next steps

Here are your top to-dos if you got accepted to an undergraduate or graduate program. 

Visa and residence permits

Find out what documents undergraduate and graduate students need to apply for a visa. 


Browse your accommodation options, both in Vienna and in Budapest.