Financial Aid

Global universities on the lookout for international students generally reserve their largesse for PhD studies, counting on their MA programs to generate fee-paying students. If you are looking for ways to finance MA studies abroad, keep in mind that CEU offers a wider range of financial aid opportunities available to students than most universities.

Financial Aid for admitted MA students

CEU offers a variety of degree scholarships, including tuition waivers, health insurance, and stipends to supplement the  cost of living in Vienna. For master’s candidates who wish to apply for financial aid, guidelines are available here. Funds to support the research of MA students are also available.

Together with the ZEIT STIFTUNG BUCERIUS, the History Department also offers the Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship to students who wish to pursue a one-year or two-year Master’s degree in Historical Studies.

M.A. students specializing in Jewish Studies may also qualify for a limited number of Jewish Studies fellowships (tuition waiver, living stipend). These students are also eligible for Jewish Studies research and travel grants.  

Students pursuing a an Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies are eligible for a limited number of scholarships for Religious Studies at the M.A. and Ph.D. Levels.

Students in financial need may also apply for a CEU Alumni Scholarship, which can be used to supplement other financial aid packages provided by the University. If the cost of international study seems daunting, CEU is extremely competitive in keeping MA studies financially accessible to qualified students.

CEU Doctoral Scholarships

All PhD students receive generously funded four-year fellowships, as well as a variety of further research funding opportunities.