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CEU Budapest, Scholarships for Master and Doctoral Programmes 2012/2013‏

CEU Scholarships for Master and Doctoral Programmes 2012/2013
CEU Budapest, Hungary

General Requirements

The following admissions requirements represent the university's general policies. Individual departments may establish additional criteria for admission as deemed necessary, including, but not limited to, specifying appropriate academic backgrounds and requiring higher minimum language test scores.

Eligibility requirements for Master programs

Applicants must have a first degree from a recognized university or institution of higher education, or provide documentation indicating that they will earn such a first degree before enrolment in a CEU Master's program.

For its one-year US accredited Master’s programs, CEU normally accepts students who have completed four years of undergraduate university study. Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree will be considered for two-year Master's programs (both for the ones accredited in the US and in Hungary).

Admission into the US accredited one-year programs with a three-year Bachelor’s degree will also be possible for suitable candidates.

Eligibility requirements for Doctoral programs

Applicants must have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university or institution of higher education, or provide documentation indicating that they will earn such a degree before enrolment in a CEU doctoral course of study.

Students enrolled in a doctoral program at CEU must not be simultanously enrolled in other institutions of higher education, and are required, at the beginning of their studies at CEU, to sign a declaration to this effect.
Transfer from doctoral programs at other universities

Students enrolled in doctoral programs at other institutions may request transfer to a CEU doctoral program. In such cases, the doctoral committee of the relevant CEU department may accept the student on condition that the student:

-takes the complete coursework component of the program, or
-takes some courses of the coursework component of the program, and/or
-passes the comprehensive examination component of the coursework.

Eligibility Requirements for Non-degree Applicants .

Financial Aid

In order to attract outstanding individuals irrespective of their financial situation CEU offers a range of Financial Aid packages supporting the majority of our students during their studies. The main types of CEU Financial Aid include:

-CEU Fellowships for Master’s students (full and partial)
-Tuition waivers (full and partial)
-CEU Doctoral Fellowships for most students pursuing PhD degrees
-Externally Funded Financial Aid from the European Commission as well as other private and public donors and organizations including federal loans for US citizens
-CEU Alumni Scholarships awarded to students in financial need who have a proven record of leadership in extracurricular activities, community service and civic engagement

In addition to its Financial Aid, CEU rewards academic excellence of its current students through various research grants and achievement awards.

The CEU Business School website provides details on their Financial Aid policy which is different from the rest of CEU.

Students who are interested in applying for CEU Financial Aid must complete the Financial Aid section of the CEU online application form, indicating the type of Financial Aid desired.

Admissions Process

The admissions process for Academic Year 2012/2013 is organized as follows:

January 25, 2012: Applications are submitted to degree programs.

Step 1: Pre-selection

Applications are evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s academic performance, work experience, recommendations, and expectations of the program and future plans.

Individual interviews may take place, face-to-face or by telephone, throughout the selection process.

After February 3, 2012: Pre-selection decisions are made available via the online application system. Successful applicants having applied to take any CEU-administered admissions examinations are notified of the testing arrangements by email.

Step 2: Testing

February 11, 2012: The CEU-administered TOEFL examination takes place.

February 11, 2012: Department-specific testing takes place:

Economics: Mathematics Test
Legal Studies: Legal Reasoning Test and Legal Essay
Mathematics: Mathematics examination
Medieval Studies: Supplementary examination
Political Science: Test of Writing Ability

Applicants who pass the pre-selection and who wish/are required to sit any CEU-administered admissions tests will be notified of the practical arrangements by the local CEU coordinators organizing the tests. Please find here the list of locations where the CEU-administered examinations are offered.

February 29, 2012: Standard English and GRE test score reports must be received by the Admissions Office.

Step 3: Final evaluation

Applicants are evaluated by a departmental selection committee on the basis of past academic achievement, recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit and general compatibility with the goals of the department.

After March 20, 2012: The final admissions decisions are made available to candidates via the online application system.

CEU does not provide information about candidates’ admission progress before the deadlines given here. Candidates’ information (including test results) is confidential and only available to the candidate concerned.