Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for the MA in Economics Program

Note that we currently and exceptionally accept Duolingo English test as an alternative to TOEFL/IELTS and the CEU math test as an alternative to GRE. The above tests can be administered at any suitable place with stable internet connection. If you live in a country without easy access to ETS or IELTS test centers, we encourage you to consider the above tests.

General CEU Admission Requirements

Program-specific Requirements

  • A 500-word essay (motivational letter) introducing your research topic and explaining your academic/professional background.
    Indicate how further studies at CEU would help you achieve your future career goals.
  • Online Mathematics exam or general GRE exam or both.
    The online Mathematics exam aims to test Candidates on basic calculus, probability theory and linear algebra and is organized by CEU. The Math exam will take place on February 17, 2023.
    If you take both GRE and Math exam, we will count the best out of the two scores.

You must possess a BA degree (or higher) or be enrolled in the last year of your university studies. Successful applicants come from a variety of vocational and educational backgrounds; a previous degree in Economics is not required.