05 December 2013

CEU Masters Scholarship Budapest

CEU awards an extensive range of financial aid packages to support students in its Master's degree programs.
CEU Fellowship Awards for Master's students are awarded at two levels: Full Fellowship and Partial Fellowship. All students should budget additionally for travel, recreation, and incidentals, which can vary with the individual.
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Note: in two year programs stipends are not provided during the summer break months of July and August of the first year.
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The Full CEU Fellowship

Covers the full cost of tuition and medical insurance. In addition, full fellowship recipients are awarded a monthly stipend of 96,000 HUF designed to assist with the cost of meals and miscellaneous expenses. Students coming from outside Budapest are also eligible for housing in the CEU Residence Center.

The Partial CEU Fellowship

Covers the full cost of tuition and medical insurance. In addition, partial fellowship recipients are awarded a monthly stipend of 50,000 HUF designed to assist with the cost of meals and miscellaneous expenses. Students coming from outside Budapest are also eligible for housing in the CEU Residence Center.
Fellowship Recipients have the option to decline accommodation in CEU's Residence Center. In such cases, however, CEU does not cover the costs of alternative accommodation.
Note: All Master's students are required to pay a Student Enrollment Fee of 62,700 HUF per academic year.

CEU offers a range of Tuition Scholarships

  • The Full Tuition Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and medical insurance. Recipients should cover their own accommodation, food and personal expenses for the academic year.
  • The Partial Tuition Scholarship - 80% covers 80% of tuition costs and full medical coverage. Students must pay 20% of their tuition and cover their own accommodation, food and personal expenses for the academic year.
  • The Partial Tuition Scholarship - 70% covers 70% of tuition costs and full medical coverage. Students must pay 30% of their tuition and cover their own accommodation, food and personal expenses for the academic year.
  • The Partial Tuition Scholarship - 60% covers 60% of tuition costs and full medical coverage. Students must pay 30% of their tuition and cover their own accommodation, food and personal expenses for the academic year.
  • The Partial Tuition Scholarship - 50% covers 50% of tuition costs and full medical coverage. Students must pay 50% of their tuition and cover their own accommodation, food and personal expenses for the academic year.
To estimate living expenses in Budapest, please consult the Cost of living page.
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How to apply

Candidates interested in applying for CEU Financial Aid should not forget to complete the Financial Aid section of the online application.

Financial Aid awards (full or partial) are determined at the end of the admissions process when departments complete their academic merit-ranking lists. The CEU Admissions Office matches these lists with Financial Aid selections submitted by applicants. Because the number of applicants eligible for admission is normally higher than the number of students to whom CEU can offer support, Financial Aid offers depend on an applicant's place in the merit-ranking list. Applicants may be offered Financial Aid according to their first or second choice, or an alternative package resulting from their place in the merit-ranking list. Applicants unable to accept the alternative Financial Aid offer will be placed on a waiting list for their first or second choice.

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