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Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
Program Terms: CEU Fall,
CEU Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
CEU Spring 2015 11/01/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Admission is competitive and space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply in advance of our application deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Number of Credits: 12-16
 Minimum GPA Required:
Language of Instruction: English
 Language Prerequisite:
Language Proficiency Required: None Housing Options: Apartment
Internship Option?: No
Program Description:

Bard - CEU Study Abroad Program

Central European University is the region's premier graduate institution offering degrees in the social sciences and humanities. CEU enrolls a diverse student body, with over 140 nationalities represented among the student body. Students with an interest pursuing a career in an international setting are  welcome on the program.

Undergraduate students enrolled in the CEU study abroad program select from Master's courses offered as part of CEU's general curriculum and a core course designed to broaden their knowledge of Hungary and the region's social, economic, cultural, and political issues. Courses are taught, in English, at the graduate level; therefore undergraduate students must be prepared for a serious academic program.


Students study together with Master's level students from around the world.  A CEU faculty member advises undergraduate students and assists them in creating a personalized academic program.  Students receive academic credit on a Bard College transcript to facilitate the transfer of credit to their home institutions.

Teaching and learning at CEU embodies serious and morally responsible intellectual engagement inspired by, and in the service of, pressing and challenging social needs.  CEU is organized as a US-style institution, with full US accreditation. English is the official language of instruction and communication. Students may select coursework from among the following academic departments. Students may also elect to engage in foreign language courses.

Academic Departments



Gender Studies


International Relations and European Studies

Jewish Studies

Mathematics and its Applications

Medieval Studies

Nationalism Studies


Political Science

Public Policy

Religious Studies

Sociology and Social Anthropology

Additional Program Highlights

All Bard-CEU Study and Intern Abroad Program participants are accomodated in rental apartments while studying abroad in Budapest.  The apartments are located in the city center, which constitutes the 5th, 6th, and 7th districts of Budapest, and within walking distance of CEU and all amenities. The apartments have been recently renovated, are fully furnished, and include internet access.

Cultural Programs
Bard-CEU program staff in Budapest plan several social and cultural events each semester, including a trip to one of the nearby capital cities in Central Europe. At the beginning of the semester, students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of activities, which can also be combined with their academic and research interests. Budapest is one of the most beautiful European cities, offering a rich cultural life throughout the year. During the first week in Budapest, participants in the Bard-CEU program enjoy a cultural program designed to introduce them to the unique atmosphere of the city, and to give them the opportunity to experience Hungary outside the capital. 

Who Should Apply?

Academically motivated undergraduates prepared to expand the scope of their academic inquiry will benefit tremendously from the program. Students seeking a global university and who are ready to engage in a true international exchange in the classroom will flourish in CEU's unique interdisciplinary environment.

Program Dates & Costs

The Fall term begins in early September and runs through mid-December. The Winter term begins in early January and ends at the beginning of April.

Tuition and fees, accommodation costs, and scholarship information is available on our website.

Application Deadlines

April 1  --  Fall term or Academic Year Study Abroad Program
Nov. 1  --  Spring term Study  Abroad Program