Southeast Asia Leadership Scholarships

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Central European University's (CEU) School of Public Policy will award scholarships to applicants from Southeast Asia to enroll in its unique, two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Scholarships are available for citizens of Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The program supports individuals who demonstrate the potential to become leaders in their communities. Although not mandatory, it is preferred that applicants have one year or more of volunteer and/or work experience.

The MPA degree curriculum is focused on the study and practice of global public policy. CEU is an English-language, U.S. graduate university located in Budapest and accredited in both the United States and Hungary. The Master of Public Administration program is registered and accredited in the State of New York.


Scholarship recipients will receive the equivalent of a CEU's Master's Excellence Scholarship which includes the following support for two years (an approximate total value of EUR €38,000):

  • full tuition scholarship
  • housing allowance
  • partial living stipend (EUR €180/month for 10 months per academic year)
  • health insurance

Eligibility Requirements

All scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. Citizens of Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Application Procedures and Deadline

In order to be considered for these scholarships, the applicant must indicate in the online MPA application form that she/he is a citizen of one of the five eligible countries noted above. The application deadline is February 1.