Financial Aid and Scholarships
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world. The University offers a range of scholarship, fellowship, and loan options for students studying in the School of Public Policy (SPP) and encourages students to seek external sources of funding.
Granted on the basis of both academic merit and financial need, CEU scholarships and tuition awards are available for most of our programs. Please make sure to check your future program's website before you start your application. Remember to apply by the financial aid application deadline and fill out the Funding section of the Online Application Form so we can consider you for financial aid. Please make a responsible assessment of your financial situation before applying and also look for alternative sources of support, such as foundation grants, employer support or state scholarships.
Applications for admission to our master's programs by self-funding students continue to be accepted after the deadline for master's students seeking financial aid.
For Mundus MAPP candidates, no separate scholarship application is necessary; applicants who submit their applications by the relevant deadline will be automatically considered for financial aid.
CEUs Senior Leadership Team has decided to provide CEU’s financial aid (including monthly stipends, housing and health insurance) for eligible incoming students from the day they can physically join classes in Vienna. This policy applies to SPP students. Financial aid will not be transferred to students abroad and it will not be paid retroactively for the period they were not present in Vienna. In addition, tuition fees for enrolled students will remain the same irrespective whether they complete portion of their coursework online.
Master of Public Administration
Available financial aid range from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing as well as some regional scholarships. Learn more at this link.
For students interested in pursuing studies on religion-related themes.
MA in Public Policy
Applicants for this program may be eligible for the following financial aid packages. Learn more at this link.
Alumni Scholarships (funded by CEU alumni)
Deborah Harding Scholarship
For a Roma student of any citizenship.
Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy
Institutional scholarships provided by the consortium universities
- For one student in the CEU-IBEI track: a CEU Master’s Scholarship for year 1 at CEU combined with a 50% tuition waiver for year 2 at IBEI.
- For one person in the CEU-YORK track: a CEU Master’s Scholarship for year 1 at CEU combined with a full tuition waiver for year 2 at YORK.
- For one person in the ISS-IBEI track: a 50% tuition waiver for both academic years.
- For one person in the ISS-YORK track: A 50% tuition waiver for year 1 at ISS combined with a full tuition waiver for year 2 at YORK.
For information on the scholarship application deadline and eligibility for scholarships please visit the Financial Aid section of the Mundus MAPP website.
PhD in Political Science, Public Policy Track
CEU Doctoral Scholarships
Covers the full cost of tuition and health insurance, and includes a monthly stipend that covers housing and living costs.
External Funding Opportunities
To learn more about relevant external scholarships and eligibility requirements please click the following links:
AIFS Scholarships and Grants
For eligibility requirements, please refer to each scholarship listed on the AIFS website.
Armenian General Benevolent Union Scholarships
For students of Armenian descent.
Armenian International Women's Association Scholarship
For women of Armenian descent.
The Bognár Family Hungarian Scholarship Fund
For citizens of Hungary.
For U.S. citizens.
For citizens of Germany.
Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship
For women from developing countries.
El-Hibri Foundation Scholarship
For graduate students committed to the field of peace education and conflict management.
For U.S. citizens.
G.I. Bill Education Benefits
For U.S. veterans and their dependents.
Gordon Watson Scholarship
For students with a degree in theology from a New Zealand university.
For citizens of India.
International Education Center - International Master's and Doctoral Degree Program
For citizens of Georgia.
JCCs of North America Graduate Scholarship Programs
For North American students with Jewish heritage.
Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
For citizens from developing countries.
Leverhulme Grant Schemes
For eligibility requirements, please refer to each grant listed on the Leverhulme Trust website.
OFID Scholarship for International Students
For citizens of developing countries excluding OFID member countries (Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela).
Prospect Burma Scholarships Program
For citizens of Burma.
Roma Education Fund Scholarship
For individuals of Roma descent.
Rotary International Global Grants
For individuals from countries with Rotary clubs.
Vahan Adjemian Scholarship
For students of Armenian descent.
For citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo‚ Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
World Wide Studies Fund
For citizens of Ukraine.
Young Cells Scheme
For citizens of Kosovo.