Application deadlines

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Please note that the evaluation and selection process will start after the deadlines, which are:

February 1, 2023 (23:59, Central European Time)* 

This is the priority deadline for applicants to bachelor’s degree programs who

  • are citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area and require a study visa (NOTE: Visa applications may take 3-6 months to process and delays are possible.)
  • wish to be considered for any financial support

We strongly encourage applicants to our bachelor’s programs to submit their application(s) by the priority deadline due to the small class size and a limited number of study slots available. 

Fee payments to CEU are processed by Flywire. For your (first) application to be processed, we must receive your application fee payment. Because Flywire takes several days to process and deliver payments, we recommend that you submit your application with your fee payment at least a couple of days before the deadline to avoid any issues.

As long as your first application was submitted and the application fee paid before the deadline, your application will be considered duly submitted even if slightly late due to the payment processing time. Any subsequent applications for further programs will also be regarded as submitted on time if they are submitted immediately once your payment is received.

* In several countries, acquiring an Austrian residence permit takes longer than usual (up to 9 months) due to a lengthy document legalization procedure. Therefore, applicants from these countries will, in case of their acceptance, receive deferral of admission to fall 2024 to ensure that they have sufficient time to obtain the necessary documents for the residence permit and study visa. This deferral is automatic (i.e. need not be requested) and mandatory (i.e. cannot be declined without declining the offer itself.)

April 15, 2023 (23:59, Central European Time) 

This is the final deadline for applicants with citizenship or permanent residency in an EU/EEA country. Please note that if you apply by this deadline, but the class is already full, your application can only be considered for the waiting list. Moreover, we will not be able to consider you for any financial support. 


All applications must be complete with applicable standardized test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, etc.).

Once your application and the application fee are received by CEU, you’ll be granted access to the Applicant Portal to guide you through the admissions process. Find out more about the admissions process here.

Ready to apply? Click here to get started. Better yet, consult the application checklist to start collecting all your materials to apply. We look forward to receiving your application!