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CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the worlda commitment backed up with unusually generous financial aid.
* 89% of masters degree students receive financial aid
* 90% of doctoral students are fully funded
Our outstanding 7:1 student/faculty ratio ensures a dynamic environment for academic collaboration and debate.
CEU fosters critical intellectual exchange and creative public-policy solutions. Our faculty and students focus on such social and political issues as globalization, democratization, European Union expansion, media freedom, sustainable development, and human rights. Many masters and doctoral students play substantive roles in facultyled research projects and publish together with their faculty partners.
In keeping with its commitment to civic activism, CEU offers a wide range of internship and professional development opportunities. A number of our students work as interns with local civic groups and major international NGOs through the Human Rights Initiative, one of the most active organizations on campus.
Budapest is at the center of the new Europe that integrates East and West. Just a few hours from Vienna, Prague, and Belgrade, Budapest has been chosen by numerous international organizationsincluding the UN and major multinational companiesas a base of operations. It is a vibrant city that is comfortable, affordable, and safe.
Central European University is a crossroads university that is home to students and faculty members from more than 100 countries.
Located in Budapest and accredited in both Hungary and the United States, CEU draws on the research tradition of great American universities and the most valuable intellectual traditions of Central Europe. The University offers English-language graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities, business and economics, environmental sciences and policy, law, and mathematics.
CEU was founded in 1991 by George Soros, the American-Hungarian financier and philanthropist, in response to revolutionary changes that were transforming Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His goal was to create an institution that would be a source of intellectual support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights.
In the two decades since, CEU has developed a distinct academic approach: combining regional studies with an international perspective, emphasizing comparative and interdisciplinary research to generate scholarship and policy initiatives, and promoting good governance and the rule of law.
CEU is known for excellence in teaching and researchwith purpose. At the core of its mission lies a set of principles: the pursuit of truth wherever it may lead, respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples, and commitment to resolve differences through debate not denial.
The dozens of people whose faces appear in this publication represent CEUs worldwide community of more than 12,000 alumni, faculty, students, staff, and supporters.
We are CEU. And we invite you to join us.
CEU is accredited in the United States and Hungary.
* CEU Masters Degree Fellowships (full or partial) include a full tuition scholarship (with a value of 11,000 to 12,000), housing in the CEU Residence Center, health insurance, and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
* CEU Masters Degree Tuition Scholarships (full or partial) cover between 50 and 100 percent of tuition expenses up to 12,000 per year.
* CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend for housing and living expenses. Over 90 percent of PhD students receive the full doctoral fellowship.
* Direct Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian citizens.
* External Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs administered through CEU include
Erasmus Mundus scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.
* 27 million in tuition scholarships and stipends each year
* 4 million external research funds distributed each year
* 240 thousand in research and travel grants each year
CEU Residence Center
Located a few kilometers south of CEU, the Residence Center houses over 400 students and is the heart of off-campus University life.
The complex includes a coffee shop and cafeteria; lounge areas on each floor; and a health facility with a fitness room, swimming pool, and tennis courts. Student rooms are private, with their own bathrooms. Activities include concerts, holiday parties, international food nights, dance and yoga classes, day trips outside Budapest, hiking and biking trips, and film screenings.
Our students are active in a wide variety of CEU organizations. The Student Life Office provides logistical support and funding for student groups and cultural activities, often in tandem with the Student Union, which sponsors various clubs and helps organize extracurricular activities. These include seasonal parties, sports events, multicultural festivals, and the Spring Ball.
Student organizations include the CEU Choir, Budapest Spa Lovers Club, Blank Pages Society, Muslim Student Association, Sustainable Campus Initiative, Womens Soccer Club, Classic Film Club, LGBTQI Club, Personal Growth Group, Debate Society, Photography Club, Philosophy Film Club, and Vegetarian Cooking Club.
A hub of intellectual activity, CEU hosts more than 400 events a year addressing many of the most pressing issues facing society. Internationally distinguished experts discuss solutions to challenges as diverse as stabilizing the euro zone, ending impunity for perpetrators of war crimes, and convincing world leaders to pursue the most far-reaching climatechange policies. Other recent topics include the future of energy security and the future of journalism, Internet governance and regulation of political communication, instruments of international justice, and moral questions of life extension.
The University is also alive with cultural activity. Its Center for Arts and Culture and its Open Society Archives, for example, host hundreds of events every year, including documentary film screenings, photo and art exhibitions, public lecturers by art historians, and concerts by up-and-coming musicians.
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