Welcome to CEU

What we do at 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.

Whether you've already found what inspires you or you're still looking to discover your passion, at CEU you'll be challenged to question everything you thought you ever knew...in and out of the classroom.

Listen, debate and arrive at your own conclusions.

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.

Watch our videos for a taste of what is to come, from academic life to community events, student support to living in beautiful Vienna. See you at CEU soon!

The moment I got accepted

How I prepared for CEU

The first week at CEU

#SeeUatCEU in Vienna

A new chapter has begun. Discover our brand new campus in Vienna's vibrant 10th district.

My CEU, our Vienna

Watch Vienna-based CEU alumni talk about what the city means to them.

Alumni Scholarship Recipients

Meet this year's 28 Alumni Scholarship Recipients and discover what inspires them.

Bachelor’s studies at CEU

Find out what you can expect as a member of our pioneering inaugural BA class.

Meet your department

Catch up on our webinars and hear straight from professors, students and staff.

Three Minute Thesis

Watch as some of our PhD students present their research ... in just 180 seconds!

Welcome Afternoon

Get to know our academic and support units, and sign up for student clubs at this fall event.


Inspire the whole CEU community at this independently organized TED event.

Intercultural Festival

Celebrate diversity by sharing what makes your home country special.

Spring Ball

Put your dancing shoes on and join CEU students and alumni for a themed party in May.

CEU Picnic

Embrace your sporty side and have some fun in the sun at our biggest community event.


Celebrate your great achievement with friends and family on this momentous day.