NOTE: Fee payments to CEU are processed by Flywire, and for us to receive your (first) application, Flywire must verify the receipt of your application fee. With bank card payments, this usually happens instantly. Therefore, card payment is strongly encouraged.
If, however, you are paying the application fee by another method such as bank transfer, verifying your payment may take several days. In that case, we recommend that you submit your application with your fee payment one week before the deadline to avoid any issues.
Please note that the evaluation and selection process will start after the deadlines, which are:
February 1, 2024 (23:59, Central European Time)
This is the priority deadline for all applicants and the final deadline for applicants to bachelor’s degree programs who
- require a student residence permit* and a tourist visa to enter Austria
Student residence permit applications may take 3-6 months to process and delays are possible.
*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 may, in case of their acceptance, receive deferral of admission to fall 2025 to ensure that they have sufficient time to obtain the necessary documents for the residence permit and study visa. This deferral is considered on a case by case basis.
- wish to be considered for CEU financial support opportunities
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.
April 15, 2024 (23:59, Central European Time)
This is the final deadline for applicants who
- have citizenship or permanent residency in an EU/EEA country
- require a student residence permit but do not require a tourist visa to enter Austria
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.