Exchange Opportunities

What Our Alumni Say

Imre Szabo (MA 2009-2010, PhD 2011-2016)

Post-doctoral fellow at University College Dublin

Bogdana Buzarnescu (MA 2009-2010)

Principal Assistant - Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe
"CEU, and in particular, it’s political science department, has been an enriching and truly formative period for me. Firstly, it has been a year of intensely demanding yet intellectually stimulating studies.

Constantin Manuel Bosancianu (MA 2008-2009, PhD 2011-2017)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, “Institutions and Political Inequality”, Political Economy of Development research area, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany.

Maria Fedorova (MA 2013-2014)

Data Analyst at International Organization for Migration

Sharon S. Belli (MA 2014-2016)

PhD Researcher, Political Science Dpt., University of Antwerp, Belgium

Ivan Nikolovski (MA 2015-2017)

Junior researcher at the Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’ – Skopje and President of JEF Macedonia – Macedonian national section of the Young European Federalists movement

Martin Molder (PhD 2012-2017)

Researcher, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu "I will always look back at CEU with fondness and gratitude. By now I have been working and studying at different universities for around 15 years. From all that, my time at the Department of Political Science at CEU clearly stands out."

Zainiddin Karaev (PhD 2001-2004)

Operations Officer, State and Peacebuilding Fund, the World Bank "For me, experience at CEU and Budapest has been transformative in every way. CEU offered enabling learning environment"

Maximilian Spinner (2007, PhD)

Foreign Policy Department of the Federal Chancellery, Berlin “For me CEU was a very intense and enriching experience, both academically and personally. "

Armin Haeberle (MA 2004-2005)

Head of Corporate Development Frankfurt Business Media - Part of the F.A.Z. Publishing Group, Frankfurt, Germany "CEU was a great experience for me. While the academic level was really demanding, the atmosphere was always friendly and the support and interaction with the professors and university staff a real pleasure. "

Juliane Sophie Stein (MA 2012-2014)

Researcher, Institute for Political Science - Centre for Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Science "One of my major motivations for choosing CEU's Department of Political Science was the attractive combination of excellence in teaching and research on the one hand, and the good range of scholarships on the other. "

Olga Victorovna Smirnova (MA 2001-2002)

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University "My life can be divided into before and after CEU. This was a truly transformative year for me as a student of Political Science."

Anna and Dave McKeever (MA 2011-2012)

Anna is Research Associate at Ulster University, while Dave is PhD candidate at University of Ulster "We studied together on the Political Science MA program and married two years after meeting for the first time. CEU education, the outstanding staff, the resources at the department, and the intense workload (there is no point in pretending otherwise) change people"

Benedek Kurdi (MA 2012-2013)

Doctoral Candidate, Social Psychology, Harvard University "The curriculum of the Political Science MA program at CEU offers a reasonably broad and, at the same time, in-depth introduction to the social sciences. "

Aliya Abbasi (MA 2012-2013)

PhD candidate, University of Queensland "Every day spent at CEU was full of learning, challenges, opportunities, motivation and a sense of achievement"

Batlang Seabo (MA 2012-2013)

Lecturer in Political Science, University of Botswana "Studying at CEU, in the Political Science department, is indeed a rare privilege that will potentially open up opportunities for me in the future, particularly for my career in research. It is a life-changing experience, an investment in my future."

Andrej Nosko (IRES MA 2005-2006, PhD 2013)

Director for Europe at PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law "To succeed in the current world, you need transferable skills, which will enable you to succeed in many walks of life. "

Stela Garaz (MA 2004-2005, PhD 2005-2012)

Consortium Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Habitat for Humanity EMEA "CEU contributed greatly to my professional growth due to its committed faculty, access to a great variety of resources, and high quality of teaching."

Daniel Horn (MA 2003-2004, PhD 2004-2010)

Senior Fellow, Institute of Economics, Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences "CEU is a true academic and intellectual community. Meeting people from all around the world and contrasting approaches from all around the scientific spectrum helped me to develop personally as well as academically."

Grigorii Golosov (MA 1993-1994)

Professor of Political Science, Project Director, Center for Democracy and Human Rights Helix, St. Petersburg "I spent the 1993-1994 academic year at CEU Pol Sci Department, then newly formed. Academically, the time spent was more than worth it"

Peter Bajomi-Lazar (MA 1995-1996, PhD 1997-2004)

Professor of Mass Communication, Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences "My years as an MA and a PhD student at CEU's Department of Political Science have taught me that social scientists have a certain responsibility toward society, and they have to do their best to help open and free societies develop in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe."

Annamaria Orban (PhD 1999-2003)

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Communication, Budapest University of Technology and Economics "The CEU PhD program helped a mother of two kids near 40 to speed up her academic carrier… "

Evgeni Evgeniev (MA 2000-2001, PhD 2001-2007)

First Secretary at Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the European Union “CEU is a meeting place for people of different cultures, knowledge and experience. "

Mano Toth (MA 2010-2011)

PhD, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge "My time at CEU was very rewarding. Engaging in thought-provoking debates expanded my vision and allowed me to go beyond the rather top-down learning experience of my undergraduate years"

Jennifer Yip (MA 2010-2011)

Supervisor, Survivors of Trafficking Empowerment Program (STEP), Refugee Services of Texas "CEU has allowed me develop my capacity in many ways. The activities organized on and off campus made me more socially active and the courses more academically-driven. "

Miles Maftean (MA 2010-2011, PhD 2012)

Lecturer, Eotvos Lorand University "My experience at CEU led me to develop a whole different idea of what learning actually is - it isn't simply obtaining and retaining truth and justifying this truth, but understanding what truth means to all different groups of people around the world"

Winne Ko (MA 2010-2011)

Project and Policy Officer at International Diabetes Federation Europe "CEU is truly global and the 10 month experience not only filled up my intellectual capacity, but also changed my way of thinking about the wider world"

Yuliana Palagnyuk (MA 2003-2004)

Head of the Jean Monnet Department, Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Policy and Management, Institute of Public Administration, Black Sea Petro Mohyla State University in consortium with “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” "CEU was a wonderful experience as it helped me to grow both professionally and personally. "

Endre Danyi (MA 2002-2003)

Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main "The Central European University is all about transformation and movement. It is about the fascination with the ways in which societies, places and practices transform – sometimes slowly, sometimes overnight."

Emilia Lubenova (MA 2007-2008)

Business Development Expert at New - I JSC, Bulgaria "CEU and my Budapest experience are very precious to me, I will always keep them in my heart. You helped me to be what I am now - I feel young and successful and it is sure that you contributed a lot to this feeling of mine"

Sule Chousein (MA 2006-2007)

PhD Candidate, Atatürk Institute on Modern Turkish Studies, Bogazici University "I regard my one year MA experience at the CEU as the best experience of my life. CEU is indeed a unique home which blends academic excellence with her truly dedicated, friendly and professional academic staff with equally exceptional students from all over the world."

Mariana Sireteanu Gustavsson (MA 2000-2001)

Postdoc in Political Science, Linköping University, Sweden "Looking back I can describe CEU as a great meeting place for people, for different cultures, knowledge and experience"

Hairong Lai (PhD 2003-2008)

Executive Director, China Center for Overseas Social and Philosophical Theories "Central European University opened up a new world of research in political science to me."

Peter Stamatov (MA 1995-96)

Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy and Distinguished Researcher and Santander Endowed Chair at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute for the Social Sciences (Madrid) "I remember the year I spent at CEU as an exciting time of exposure to ideas and people new to me"

Peter Vagi (MA 2002-2003)

Senior Adviser, Policy Making, Strategy and Reform at OECD - OCDE / SIGMA, Paris, France "Studying at Central European University was one of the greatest journeys of my life. Being a Hungarian myself, it was also a great experience to explore my home city, Budapest together with foreigners from all over the World"
  • ERASMUS+ FOR CEU STUDENTS

NEW: Application package

Fill out and submit the online application form
Upload all required documents (make sure to have signed where necessary)
• Study Plan
• Motivation Letter
• CV
Transcript of Records (Unofficial copy accepted)
Make sure that your 2 Letters of Recommendation have been sent to the Erasmus Office only by the recommender to erasmus@ceu.edu, with a subject: "Recommendation Letter_Name of the Applicant"

Call for Applications: Erasmus+ Study Mobility Grants 2019/20: The deadline will be 28, February 2019

Applications can be submitted electronically through the Application Platform. Incomplete and/or e-mailed application forms will not be accepted, late applications will not be considered.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Two-year MA and PhD students regardless of their nationality.

All study mobilities shall be undertaken between 20 August 2018 and 30 September 2019.

Within the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 – Mobility of Individuals, opportunities are provided for students to undertake a study period abroad at a partner higher education institution (HEI). The study period abroad must be part of the student's study program to complete a degree at CEU at second cycle (Master or equivalent) and third or doctoral cycle.

Please see details under Erasmus Study Grant for Students of the department section. 
For the list of countries with Erasmus+ bilateral agreements at the department see under Erasmus Agreements. 
More information on the ACRO website.

Info Session presentation
Erasmus+ Study Mobility: During and After Mobility

  • ERASMUS+ FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

See under Incoming Erasmus Students section.

  • ERASMUS+ FOR CEU FACULTY AND STAFF

Call for Applications: Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Grants
Application deadline for 2019/20: to be announced

Documents to download

Within the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 – Mobility of Individuals, opportunities are provided for academic and administrative staff of higher education institutions to undertake a teaching (academic staff only), learning and/or professional experience in another country.
For the list of countries with Erasmus+ bilateral agreements at the department see under Erasmus Agreements. 

Teaching mobility allows higher education institutions teaching staff or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner universities abroad. Staff mobility for teaching can be in any subject area/academic discipline. For details see at ACRO website.

Staff training mobility supports the professional development of higher education institution teaching and non-teaching staff in the form of training events abroad (excluding conferences) and job shadowing/observation periods/training at a partner HEI, or at another relevant organisation abroad. For details see at ACRO website.

A period abroad can combine teaching and training activities.

CEU faculty and administrative employees may seek Erasmus+ funding for participation in a teaching/training mobility abroad.

  • COORDINATION 

The Erasmus program of the CEU is coordinated by the Academic Cooperation and Research Office (ACRO). ACRO announces several calls for applications per year; students must follow the deadlines for these calls. Applicants have to submit a completed application form, learning agreement, the acknowledgment of the receiving institution, and two letters of recommendation. 

Applicants from the Department of Political Science should also study the Departmental Policy on Erasmus Exchange for Students.

For the most up-to-date information on the exact application deadlines as well as the Erasmus Internship Programs, please always consult the ACRO website.

Please note that all documents submitted for signature will be returned in no sooner than 2 working days. For individual consultations an email 2 days in advance is required. 

Contact :

Ms. Dorottya Urai
Tel: +36 1 327 3000 x 2616
Email: Erasmus@ceu.eduUraiD@ceu.edu

Ms. Veronika Csapó
Tel: +36 1 327 3000 x 2445
Email: CsapoV@ceu.edu 

Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) – Erasmus Office
József Attila u. 24. 1st floor, room 1/1–103
1051 Budapest, Hungary

OFFICE HOURS 2017/18:
Tuesday and Thursday: 2 pm-3.30 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 10 am-12 pm

Mailing address: 

Central European University
Erasmus Office
Nador utca 9
1051 Budapest
Hungary

The European Commission's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has granted CEU the Erasmus Charter Higher Education for the period 2014-2020 (HU BUDAPES47). See also CEU's Erasmus Policy Statement.

The Erasmus+ Program combines 7 EU education, training and youth programs, including the university exchange program, formally known as the Erasmus Program. The mobility component of the Erasmus + program enables students to study for part of their degree in another country, encourages teacher mobility and promotes transnational cooperation projects among universities across Europe.

Erasmus was an integral part of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) from 2007 to 2013, replaced by the Erasmus+ Program in 2014. Since 2005/2006, CEU has been active in the LLP Erasmus program with a steadily growing number of student and teacher exchanges.