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|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Type:||Study Abroad (semester)|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Language Prerequisite:||No|
|Program Features:||Academic Study||Degree Level:||4 - Junior, 5 - Senior|
|Time Away:||Academic Year, Fall Semester||Housing options:||Apartment|
|Program Group:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Adviser:||Jordan Zilla|
Please note that you need to meet two different deadlines when applying to this program:
- Bard application deadline: October 1, 2019
- Princeton application deadline: October 25, 2019
The UniversityCentral European University (CEU) is one of the most densely international universities in the world. Founded in 1991 as an American graduate-level institution, it is now one of the top ranked social sciences universities in the world. With campuses in both Budapest and Vienna, CEU attracts a diverse group of students who are "working toward a better, more just and sustainable global society."
The SettingA vibrant city of two million people with many cultural offerings, Budapest is situated on the banks of the Danube River and is known as one of Europe’s most affordable cities. It's many hills, Roman ruins, and beautiful bridges offer a stunning place to study in the cultural hub of Hungary.
Courses:Students are required to enroll in a total of 16 credits per semester, which is the equivalent of four Princeton credits. CEU offers both two and four credit courses, and students should plan to take three 4-credit courses, then choose additional two or four-credit courses to complete their course-load. Some of the areas of study include Economics, Jewish Studies, History, Politics, Public Policy, Anthropology, and more. Students can read more about academics by visiting the Bard website.
Eligibility:For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad.
Grading & Credits:For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.
Academic CalendarFall Semester: late August to mid December
Spring Semester: early January to mid April
Please refer to the Bard website for updated calendars.
Students will live in shared apartments located in the city center, in the 5th, 6th, and 7th districts. The apartments are fully furnished, including internet access, and students are responsible for purchasing their own meals. More information can be found on the Bard website.
From the Bard website:
"CEU actively encourages and supports students’ interests and activities, which range from theater and opera visits to dance classes and ice skating parties. CEU has two sports centers, with aerobics, yoga classes, and tournaments. There is also an exhibition space within the university where student artwork can be showcased. At the start of each academic year, CEU surveys student interests, and organizes different events and programs accordingly throughout the year.
There are many clubs to join, from chess and basketball to film and literature. The CEU Debate Society, one of the more prominent student organizations, regularly participates in, hosts, and co-organizes international debate competitions."
Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.
For estimated program costs, please click on the Budget Sheet at the top of this brochure.
Passport and Visa
Students are responsible for ensuring that their passports are valid for their entire stay. For further information on renewing or obtaining a U.S. passport, please consult the U.S. State Department passport website.
Students will need a visa to study in Hungary for more than 90 days, so you should either apply for a visa from a Hungarian Embassy or Consulate (application may be submitted in person in Washington, DC; New York, NY, Chicago or Los Angeles, CA), or if you cannot travel to one of the locations or have other circumstances that prevent you from applying in person for the visa, you may apply for a residence permit upon arrival to Hungary. Please visit the Bard website for more information.
Application ProcessStudents interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
- Apply directly to the program by their deadline. Visit the Bard website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
- Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.
ResourcesStart planning your study abroad experience!
- Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser
- Contact a Global Ambassador
- Attend an OIP event or info session
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