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Central European University

Master's and PhD Scholarships

Shape Your Future with a Scholarship at CEU

Based in Vienna, Central European University brings together students and faculty from over 100 countries to exchange ideas in an open and dynamic community in the heart of Europe. Listed among the top 100 universities worldwide in the QS World University Rankings in a variety of subjects, CEU offers English-language bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs accredited in the U.S. and Austria.

Find a Program Tailored to Your Ambition

Our innovative study programs integrate sophisticated research and sought-after skills into our cutting-edge curriculum across 15 disciplines, with an explicit commitment to equip you with the prowess to tackle the complex challenges of today’s society and accelerate your career.

Transform Your Career

We pride ourselves in providing practical experience and remarkable networks to transform your career. 73% of 2021 master’s graduates* who entered the workforce directly after completing their studies accepted employment offers within three months of graduation and work with more than 200 organizations across various sectors in over 60 countries worldwide.

* Based on Careers Outcomes Report for Master Graduates 2021.

Elevate Your Research with Affordable American-style Programs

CEU is known worldwide for its exceptional graduate education focusing on research. Our teaching and learning foster critical intellectual exchange and attract the best candidates from around the world who benefit from CEU's scholarships and external grants.

Why CEU?

  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Dual accreditation in Austria and the U.S.
  • Instruction in English
  • Small class size & 7:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Dedicated mentorship of our faculty who are leading researchers in their field
  • World-class and affordable education
  • Study in Vienna, the capital of music, a new business hub of Europe and, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the world’s most livable city.

Fund your studies

Access to education is one of CEU’s core values. It guides us in setting as affordable tuition fees as possible - without impacting the quality of the education we provide. Each year CEU offers talented students generous, merit-based tuition awards, stipends and scholarships to help you focus on your studies. Our financial aid is available to prospective students from all countries.

Doctoral scholarships cover the full cost of tuition and health insurance, complete with a monthly stipend to assist with housing and living costs. Learn more about how to fund your studies.

Shape Your Future, Apply Now!

To be considered for one of our scholarships submit your application by February 1, 2023 and prepare for the time of your life in Vienna – the world’s most livable city, right at the heart of Europe! Find out more at www.ceu.edu.

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