Scholarships

Access to a top-ranked, American education is simply not available to many students in Central Europe and around the world. With donor support, CEU has been able to continuously invest in reducing the economic and geographic barriers that prevent the best students from attaining a world-class education. Donor-supported scholarships help us build a diverse community that transcends the barriers of class, gender, religion, ideology and national identity.  

Supporting CEU’s commitment to bringing the best and brightest students generates returns that last for generations. Providing a transformative opportunity enables  exceptional students from across the globe, particularly those from developing countries, regions in turmoil, or from disadvantaged populations to become empowered, skilled professionals with an ambition to effect positive change.

Scholarship support is CEU’s top fundraising priority. By giving to a scholarship fund or establishing a scholarship of your own, you can: 

  • Support open access to higher education 
  • Make a difference in the lives of students, including young people from particular backgrounds or regions  
  • Educate the next generation of leaders 
  • Transform career opportunities 
  • Reduce the debt burden for students in higher education 

Donor-funded scholarship programs include:

Nadejda Karpenko, MA Student, Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarship recipient

University life so far has been at once exciting, challenging, engaging, and rewarding. Vienna truly feels like a crossroads of Central Europe. I look forward to further deepen my knowledge in the field of nationalism in the post-Soviet space and focus on the intersection of nation-building and democratization in Belarus. I feel my MA at CEU could not have been timelier! -- Nadejda Karpenko, Postgraduate Opportunity Scholarship recipient, MA student in Nationalism Studies