Admission Requirements

General CEU Admission Requirements

MS in Finance Requirements

  • Motivation Letter or Statement of Purpose expressing the applicant’s reasons for applying to the program (1-2 pages)
  • GMAT or GRE General Test or CEU Math Test
  • Admission Interview

We can start processing your application once you have submitted your CEU Application Form, CV, and Motivation Letter. For any outstanding documents please upload a Microsoft Word document stating the expected date of receipt.


We have a strong preference for candidates with a GMAT score of at least 600 (or a GRE equivalent; please check the GMAT equivalent of your GRE score in the GRE® Comparison tool.)

The GMAT or GRE General Test can be replaced by the CEU Math Test. The format, length and difficulty of the test is comparable to the quantitative section of the GMAT. If you are well-prepared for the GMAT, you will also succeed in the CEU Math Test. Please see a sample test here. The CEU Math Test can be taken online, after submission of the online application.

Applicants with CFA Levels I & II or ACCA Levels F1-F8 can be considered for exemption from the GMAT/GRE/CEU Math Test requirement.

Candidates submitting a test score of one of the exams listed above should upload a scan of their score report to the relevant section of their online application. In case the score report is not available at the time of application, the candidate should upload proof of having taken the test in lieu of the actual test score. (CEU's institutional code with ETS is 0069 - please use this code when taking a TOEFL or GRE test. CEU’s GMAT institutional code: 0203.)

Admission Interview

Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview as part of the review process. Interviews may be conducted on the phone, through Skype, or in person, depending on the applicant's availability.

The admission interview is an approximately half an hour conversation with one of our faculty members about the applicant’s background, work experience (if any), motivation to join the program, future goals, etc.

Visa Requirement for Part-time Applicants

Please note that acceptance for or enrollment in CEU's part-time programs does not entitle a student to a student visa or residence permit. Therefore, if you are accepted for a part-time MS program, you will need to hold relevant resident status in Hungary on another account such as employment, marriage, etc. If you have no such status, please submit an application for the full-time version of this program.