Financial support opportunities

CEU enjoys the support of generous donors, including our alumni, who support talented students with scholarships and awards. Here you’ll find information about these opportunities and how to apply.


Partial Tuition Award

A small number of Partial Tuition Awards is available for outstanding applicants to the BA/BSc in Data Science and SocietyBA in Culture, Politics and Society and BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics programs. 


This is a merit-based award, which may fund up to 50% of the tuition fee (up to €3,500 per academic year).


Applicants who want to be considered for this award must apply by February 1, 2024.

To be considered, indicate your interest in this award in the CEU Application Form ('Funding' section).

Presidential Scholar Award

Two outstanding candidates will receive a Presidential Scholar Award with a total value of €5,000 each. The Presidential Scholars Fund was established by CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff and his wife Zsuzsanna Zsohar to support students who demonstrate exceptional academic credentials and leadership promise.


The Award covers part of the tuition fee throughout the four years of BA studies as follows:

  • Year 1: €500
  • Year 2: €1,000
  • Year 3: €1,500
  • Year 4: €2,000


All applications submitted by February 1, 2024 will be automatically considered for this award. There is no need to submit a separate application or indicate your interest in this award in the CEU Application Form ('Funding' section). 

External financial support opportunities

You can find information about some of the opportunities from governments and other funders here. Please note that this list is by no means comprehensive. Be sure to check the eligibility requirements before applying.