As part of its big move from Budapest to Vienna, the Central European University is set to host its first Open Day for interested students on Friday, November 22. Following a multimillion-euro refurbishment, CEU will unveil its shiny new six-story, 12,000 sqm campus in Favoriten, Vienna’s multicultural 10th district – and you’re invited.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about what it’s like to study at CEU, meet professors and hear what they have to say about the university’s programs, speak with current students about their student experience, receive application advice and scholarship information, and tour the campus. The sparkling new establishment will boast a 200-seat auditorium, classrooms equipped with smartboards and microphones, computer and PhD labs, lounges, and a café.

ceuCEU | 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 Ranking, offering 50 English-language bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 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 the diverse make-up of the university, with students and staff 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.

Attention and support for students

While 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.

A personable education is important but students often times need help funding their academic careers. At CEU, 82% of graduate students receive financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing. So, if the high costs of university are a factor in keeping you from pursuing your educational goals, CEU may be able to help.

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.

CEU Open House 2019

These are just a few of the mentionable points we’d like to deliver to spark your interest in starting that degree you’ve been thinking about. But don’t take it from us, go see for yourself. Find out about the graduate and undergraduate programs, the ins and outs of the application process and the scholarships you can benefit from.

When: November 22, 2019 (Friday) | 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Where: Central European University | Quellenstrasse 51 | 1100 Vienna, Austria

Don’t forget to register, here.



What to expect

  • Get the inside scoop on why and how to become part of the CEU community
  • Meet professors and hear what they have to say about CEU’s world-class programs
  • Speak with current students about their student experience
  • Get first-hand application advice and ask all your questions
  • Find out about scholarships available to fund your studies
  • Visit Open Classes and be among the first to discover CEU’s brand-new Vienna campus


Check out the full program and join the Facebook event.

Don’t forget to Register here.


Feel free to contact CEU at or connect with CEU on Facebook.
Find out more here.

(Foto credit © CEU, Daniel Vegel,

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