Presidential Awards for MA Students

  • Master
  • €1,000
  • 14 June 2024

These awards are intended to recognize the achievements of exceptional students enrolled in the first year of a 2-year-MA program, encourage their academic excellence, and foster their leadership potential and community-oriented activities in line with the CEU mission.

Central European University (CEU)
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Central European University (CEU)

Based in Vienna, Central European University (CEU) brings together students and faculty from over 100 countries to exchange ideas in an open and dynamic community in the heart of Europe. Accredited in Austria and the U.S., CEU offers 50 English-language graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, and three undergraduate programs in the social sciences and humanities. 

All Scholarships from Central European University (CEU)


  • GPA within the top 20 percent of the department’s 2-year MA program.
  • Demonstrated leadership activity and potential.

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Two awards of €1,000 each will be given annually.

Recipients of the award will become part of the community of Presidential Scholars and are expected to regularly interact with fellow awardees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels in order to share experience, and attend Presidential Scholar gatherings hosted by CEU’s President and Rector.


Students may apply for the award or be nominated by faculty, staff, or peers. The application/nomination package includes:

a copy of the transcript;

a CV;

a motivation/nomination letter that details the nature and merit of the applicant’s/nominee’s leadership activity;

proof of leadership activity (in case of nomination to be provided by the nominee), e.g. volunteer certificate, reference letter.

Nominations are to be submitted electronically by June 15.