Tuition and Scholarship


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CEU Business School will not offer the Accelerated One-year MBA program in 2017

At CEU Business School we have had a longstanding commitment to bring the best in professional management practices, first, to the transitional economies in the region and, now, to emerging economies throughout the world. We anchor all our programs on twenty-first-century value creation – including entrepreneurship and innovation, which are essential for promoting opportunity and prosperity everywhere. Also, since our founding we have emphasized that managers must adhere to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

We believe that we have a responsibility to make superior and relevant knowledge, sophistication and skills available to the widest number of qualified potential leaders and entrepreneurs, no matter where they reside and work. This fundamental principle is possible due to a generous gift from founder George Soros that covers part of the tuition for our  incoming MBA class, thus widening access to our MBA degree. We can reduce our typical tuition rate by at least half.

The ultimate tuition for our unique and state-of-the-art Accelerated One-year MBA program is EUR 15,500 for the 2016/17 academic year. In addition to the actual academic tuition fee, our package covers and includes a special New York City Field Trip – a two-three week long distinctive and valuable experience in New York. The package covers travel costs, accommodation (dormitory) and insurance while staying in New York. 

We welcome your application. 

A tuition reduction of 15% is granted to Alumni of all CEU Degree Programs.


  • A payment of EUR 1000 is required to secure your place after the offer of admission. It is considered the 1st installment of your tuition and is non-refundable except in cases where visas are rejected and documentation is provided of the refusal from the relevant authority.
  • The majority of reading materials for courses are digital and their cost is included in tuition. Students are required to have a tablet computer or laptop.
  • Room and board is not included in tuition fees. Learn about the costs of living in Budapest.
  • Fees for re-enrollment, late payment, and late drop/add can be accessed from the Student Services Office.


CEU Business School is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarship opportunities.
They include:
The CEU Leadership Scholars Program
- The NASDAQ-CEU Business School Scholarship
- The CEU Entrepreneurship Fellowship
- The CEU Business School Alumni Scholarship
Credit Waivers and Discounts for Alumni

We offer credit waivers and tuition fee reductions for CEU Business School Alumni for most of our degree programs.

For details, please check the following table.

Corporate Tuition Fee Reductions

We are pleased to offer tuition fee reductions of up to 25% to students from the same institution enrolling into any of our degree programs in the same academic year:

  • 5% each for two students
  • 15% each for three students
  • 25% each for four or more students

The degree programs included in this offer are the A1MBA, Katalyst EMBA, MSc in Business Analytics, MSc in Finance andMSc in Technology Management and Innovation  programs. The offer cannot be combined with any other tuition fee reduction.

Tuition Fee Reduction of 5% for spouses:

We are offering a 5% tuition fee reduction for spouses enrolling into any of our degree programs in the same academic year.
The degree programs included in this offer are the A1MBA, Katalyst EMBA, MSc in Business Analytics, MSc in Finance and MSc in Technology Management and Innovation programs.
The offer cannot be combined with any other tuition fee reduction.

Loans and Financial Aid

Large banks in many countries offer loans at preferred rates for educational programs. CEU qualifies for Title IV loans in the US. 

Title IV Loan Programs

Central European University has Title IV registration at the U.S. Department of Education and is therefore qualified to participate in the Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act (Title IV, HEA Program). CEU's Federal School Code is: G40215. More information is available here.

Terms and Methods of Payment

Credit Card / Online

Use CEU's Online Payment page for online payments with Visa or Master Card.

Wire transfer in EUR (from foreign accounts)

Bank name: CIB Bank Zrt.
Bank address: 1054 Budapest, Szabadsag ter 15, Hungary
Account name: Central European University
IBAN: HU07 11100104-18118463-12000007

Wire transfer in HUF (from domestic accounts)

GIRO: 11100104-18118463-10000001


Pay in EUR, USD or Hungarian Forints at the Budget and Finance Office Cash Desk. The cashier will apply the MNB daily exchange rate.

Location of the CEU Cash Desk: Nador 9, Monument Building, basement, next to the café.

Official opening hours of CEU Cash Desk on business days:

Monday - Friday:  10:00 AM  - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

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  • Nádor u. 9.
    Budapest 1051, Hungary