Frequently Asked Questions


What funding opportunities are available?

Please visit CEU's website for information on scholarships. 

When is the deadline for applications?

October 18, 2023 (23:59, Central European Time)* 

Application deadline for applicants to master’s programs from visa-sensitive countries (i.e. countries where it may take 9 to 12 months to obtain a study residence permit and visa).  

Early application deadline for applicants to master’s programs seeking an early decision because they either need no CEU financial aid or wish to apply for external funding.  All applications must be complete with any applicable standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.). 

February 1, 2024 (23:59, Central European Time)* 

Application deadline for applicants for master’s programs from all other countries than those listed above who wish to be considered for CEU financial aid (where available). 

Application deadline for Erasmus Mundus (MESPOMMundus MAPP and HIPS) programs for all candidates seeking financial aid.

All applications must be complete with any applicable standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.). 

March 15, 2024 (23:59, Central European Time)* 

Application deadline for self-financing applicants for master’s programs who are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area and require a  study visa (except applicants from visa-sensitive countries). All applications must be complete with any applicable standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.).  

August 15, 2024 (23:59, Central European Time) 

Application deadline for self-financing applicants for master’s programs with citizenship or permanent residency in an EU/EEA country. All applications must be complete with the applicable standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, etc.). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (subject to spaces available). 

Can I submit a delayed application?

Unfortunately no, we can not accept late applications. 

How should I write my proposal?

Please find tips here and here

What happens after I send in my application?

Your application will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. As the second stage of our admissions process, we conduct interviews with selected applicants from mid-February to mid-March. Results are to be expected from mid-April. 

What will happen at the interview?

You will be interviewed online by one of our faculty members. Interviews are expected to be around 30 minutes. 

When will I know the results?

From mid-April. 

I have a four-year BA / MA degree. Can I still apply to the two-year program?

You certainly can if you have a background in another field. You may also do it if your undergraduate degree is in the same or a similar subject as your proposed CEU master's degree, but note that the department may choose to overrule your choice and offer you admission for the one-year program instead.

Do I have to pay the application fee?

Yes, every applicant has to pay the application fee.

What happens to my application fee if I get a rejection?

Unfortunately the application fee is non-refundable. 

Who can write my letters of recommendation?

Professors who are familiar with your academic performance, or employers. 

What are the language requirements at CEU?

Please find information on language requirements here

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