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Central European University (CEU)

Central European University (CEU)

Central European University is an undergraduate- and graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

Top reasons to study here

  • CEU is accredited in the United States, Austria, and Hungary
  • CEU is one of the most densely international universities in the world.
  • At the core of its mission lies a set of principles: the pursuit of truth wherever it leads, respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples, and commitment



In 1989, a group of visionary intellectuals—most of them prominent members of the anti-totalitarian democratic opposition—conceptualized an international university that would help facilitate the transition from dictatorship to democracy in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Among them was George Soros, the Hungarian-American financier and philanthropist


CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs modeled on the finest examples offered by American universities. Accredited in both the US and Austria, CEU offers several joint degrees with other leading European universities as well as exchange opportunities and shorter courses for students and professionals from around the world.


CEU is a research-intensive university. Its faculty members typically devote at least half of their time to research including participation in European and international projects. More than one-third of CEU students are pursuing doctoral degrees and thus are also actively involved in research, normally on par with faculty members.


The Career Services Office at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for the position of Career Services Coordinator (Engagement Measurement and Reporting function). This is an opportunity to contribute to student and alumni career development and employment outcomes at a mission-driven organization recognized as one of the world's most internationally diverse institutions of higher education. We seek a colleague who is enthusiastic about student career development with excellent analytical, data visualization, and writing skills as well as experience in student and/or career advising

University Ranking

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Housing services

CEU provides accommodation in OeAD Guesthouses: Sechshauser straße, Simmeringer Hauptstraße and in shared apartments (Zoom Entertainment) for master's students whose financial aid award includes housing. Students eligible for housing should not contact OeAD Student Housing and Zoom apartments directly, CEU makes housing arrangements for them. 

Students who have not been offered housing as part of their financial aid award should arrange their own accommodation.

Library services

The Central European University (CEU) Library’s mission is to provide exemplary library and academic information services in support of teaching, learning, and research.

Building on our traditional values of promoting openness, we serve the CEU community in Vienna, and the academic and research public in Budapest along with with Central and Eastern Europe.

ICT services

At CEU, there are three (3) levels of access to wireless networks. These are categorized below by the name of the given network (“SSID”). These networks are available in all CEU buildings.

CEU members can authenticate using their Microsoft username and password. This authentication is necessary only once per device, and after the first authentication, the device will remember these settings

Student Life

Campus life

CEU's Vienna campus is located in Favoriten, the Austrian capital's multicultural 10th district and one of the city's most diverse locales. It is easily accessible from across the city and beyond, with tram stops and railway and underground stations nearby.

Student clubs

CEU students participate actively in matters of governance and management. To ensure adequate student representation the student body elects a Student Union Assembly (SUA)


  • United States Accreditation

CEU holds an absolute charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department.

  • Austrian Accreditation

In Austria, CEU is recognized as a private higher education institution

  • Hungarian Accreditation

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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