Financial Aid

The Department of Public Policy provides a limited number of scholarships and other financial packages to top candidates. The following scholarships and financial aid are currently available:

MA in Public Policy

CEU fellowships and tuition waiver packages

The DPP offers six Full and nine Partial CEU Fellowship Packages as well as several tuition wavers for the top one-year MA applicants every academic year.  Click here for more information.

Deborah Harding scholarship for a Roma student in any specializations

DPP will offer a scholarship for one Roma student. The scholarship will cover the full CEU tuition fees and include a stipend for living expenses, and Roma of any citizenship are eligible to apply.

In addition to submitting the regular CEU and DPP admissions documents, candidates must provide a covering letter indicating their eligibility for this scholarship. In addition, a statement of motivation is required outlining what experiences and knowledge the candidates have gained in the field of public policy related to their Roma identity, and how they would use the opportunity of studying at the DPP to reaffirm their identity and promote the interests of the Roma.


CEU Alumni scholarships

Any applicant may request to be considered for a CEU Alumni Scholarship. Alumni Scholarships will be awarded to students in financial need, and with a proven record of leadership in extracurricular activities, community service and civic engagement.

These scholarships are funded by CEU alumni in order to increase the availability of an education at CEU and to promote the university's mission of training social and civic leaders. The number and the amount of CEU Alumni Scholarships awarded each year will depend on the overall merit of the applicants. In most cases, CEU Alumni Scholarships will be awarded to help cover the costs of living (previously, the amount of the scholarships varied between 1,000 and 2,500 USD per annum). Click here for more information.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships for students in the Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy

Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for students accepted to Mundus MAPP.There are two types of scholarship offered by the European Commission. Click here for more information.

PhD in Political Science, Public Policy Track

CEU Doctoral Fellowships

Students admitted into CEU doctoral degree programs are eligible to receive the Full CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years.. Click here for more information.

Please visit this site for updates later this fall.


External support

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from national governments, international development agencies, and other potential sponsors prior to the deadline for CEU applications. Examples of such external scholarship programs include:

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