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

In recent years, nine out of ten MA students in the History Department have received some form of tuition award (worth up to €12,000). In addition, CEU offers a variety of degree scholarships (including health insurance, stipend, and/or dormitory accommodation) to supplement the (relatively affordable) cost of living in Budapest. More than two thirds of our MA students benefit from such degree scholarships, so that they can devote their full energies to their studies. For master’s candidates who wish to apply for financial aid once accepted, guidelines are available here.

Together with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd 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 Comparative History.

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 three-year fellowships, as well as a variety of further research funding opportunities.