Central European University (Vienna)

Central European University (Vienna) is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in Vienna, Austria.

CEU was originally located in Budapest, but since September 2020 they have relocated to Vienna. 

Student experiences

Read about student experiences


General information for exchange students

Schools and Departments and brochures

Course catalogues

Academic calendar

Fall Term: approximately September – December
Winter Term: January - March
Spring Term: April - June

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of C1 (CEFR) in English is required.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Arts & Humanities. Courses taught here are:

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Gender Studies

Students can take up to 50 percent of their courses (reflected in the number of ECTS) at other departments within the university, as long as they still hold 50% of their courses in the departments mentioned above. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Austria does not have a tradition of on-campus accommodation. Students in Austria typically either live in dormitories or in private accommodation.


Estimated living costs per month
  • Food€ 350
    Public transport€ 30
    Accommodation (incl. heating, electricity)€ 450
    Study and personal requirements€ 400
    Total€ 1.200 -  € 1.230

    This information is subject to change. It is meant to be an indication. Costs may differ due to personal circumstances.

Housing FAQ

Tips for living in Vienna on a budget


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

3 places per year.

Additional information

Guide study in Austria


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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).