Austria’s newest premier university, Central European University (CEU) is already an integral part of Vienna’s academic community, settling in nicely into its recently-refurbished six-story, 12,000 sqm campus in Favoriten, the city’s multicultural 10th district. Open since fall 2019, CEU boasts cutting-edge facilities, including a 200-seat auditorium, classrooms equipped with smartboards and microphones, computer and PhD labs, lounges and a café.
CEU | one of the world’s leading universities
Accredited in the US, Austria, and Hungary, CEU today is one of the world’s leading universities, according to QS World University Rankings, offering 50 English-language bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social sciences, humanities, and business. When CEU was established in 1991 by American-Hungarian philanthropist George Soros, CEU became a leading institution of liberal thought in the formerly communist east (see also Michael Ignatieff: Academic Freedom Fighter, MET fall, 2019). Today the institution strives to continue this legacy with the exchange of ideas in an open and free environment.
With students and professors from over 100 different countries, CEU provides an abundant breeding ground for cross-cultural exchange. Students also have the opportunity to take advantage of academic activities and resources available on the Budapest campus as well as program-specific exchange opportunities around the world.
Personal attention and support for students
On campus, the 8:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that students get the attention and support they need. Outside the classroom, students have the unique opportunity to work closely with professors and engage in research opportunities in topics such as energy policy, development and security, migration, higher education, political behavior, and more.
When students don’t have their head in a book, they can take part in CEU’s Learn & Engage Program providing training and resources to students, staff, and faculty to develop their own civic engagement projects.
A personalized education is important but students oftentimes need help funding their academic careers. In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships to graduate students from any country. In 2018-2019, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing.
As for bachelor’s studies, CEU offers an Inaugural Class Tuition Award of 50% (€5000) for the entire duration of the programs to all successful candidates who join CEU’s brand-new BA programsin September 2020. In addition, two outstanding candidates will receive the recently established Presidential Award providing €5,000 to each student towards their tuition fees over the four years of their BA studies.
So, if the high costs of university are a factor in keeping you from pursuing your educational goals, CEU may be able to help.
Apply now for 2020!
These are just a few of the salient points we’d like to deliver to spark your interest in starting that degree you’ve been thinking about. Intrigued? Please note this year’s application deadlines:
For undergraduate studies:
- April 15, 2020 for applicants who require a study visa
- August 14, 2020 for applicants who do not require a study visa
For graduate studies:
- January 30, 2020 for master’s and PhD studies with financial aid
- April 15, 2020 for self-financing master’s candidates who require a study visa
- August 14, 2020 for self-financing master’s candidates who do not require a study visa
Degree programs at Central European University
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