CEU Alumni Campaign

CEU has been empowering students from around the world for over 30 years. And alumni know: the CEU experience is not just world-class instruction. It’s also studying alongside classmates from 120 countries worldwide, and forging bonds that last years after graduation. 

However, furnishing this caliber of education has become increasingly challenging. CEU students in Vienna face 60 percent higher housing costs and 76 percent higher food costs than in Budapest. Although CEU has responded by providing financial aid to nearly 1,200 students (56 percent of CEU’s undergraduate students, 87 percent of its MA students and 99 percent of its PhDs), many students still struggle to meet their basic needs, thus jeopardizing their studies.

Now we’re asking you to help the university continue providing crucial assistance via the CEU Alumni Campaign. By joining, you can help ensure that the university will continue supporting its diverse student body, and that students, regardless of their socioeconomic background, can fully benefit from the CEU experience. 

Our goal is to raise enough to help support 30 new Alumni Scholarship Recipients next year (meet this year’s class), and to help support CEU’s academic departments and other pressing student needs as they arise. (See below for individual campaign funds.) 

Alumni know what’s at stake. You’ve benefitted from CEU’s mission-driven education and multinational community. Many of you received student aid, allowing you to fully capitalize on the CEU experience. And you know that, for many students, financial aid is the difference between a life-changing CEU education and missing out completely. 

Now, think how you’ve benefitted, and help the university continue educating the next generation. Your gift will help sustain CEU and its global student body. Your gift is a testimony to your experience and years of proud history. Mostly, it testifies that, while transformation is constant, some things never change. 

Please join the CEU Alumni Campaign today. See below for individual campaign funds. 

CEU Alumni scholarship

Help us provide scholarships enabling talented students from around the world to study at CEU. This year we’re trying to raise enough to support 30 students from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise miss the chance to study here. Meet this year’s class of Alumni Scholarship Recipients and make your gift today!


unrestricted giving

Your gift to the CEU Alumni Campaign's Unrestricted Fund will helps CEU react swiftly to urgent student needs as they arise. Take action and make your gift today. 




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legal note

CEU is a 501(c)(3) public charity in the U.S. and on the Canadian list of prescribed universities, thus donations to CEU from U.S. and Canadian taxpayers are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. See details.

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Alumni Campaign News

in their own words:

"I was an Alumni Scholarship Recipient, and I am very happy to give back to the next generation of students!" - Rebecca Smith (France, POLS '14)