How to Apply for the MS in Finance

Application Deadlines

  • January 2 - if you go for the 30% off Early Bird offer
  • February 1 - if you seek merit-based financial aid 
  • March 15– if you need a study visa
  • August 15 – if you are non-visa

MS in Finance Requirements


Please explain your motivation for applying (500 words).


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). Please note that GRE and GMAT scores are valid for five years.

The GMAT or GRE General Test can be replaced by the CEU Math Test. The test can be taken online after you have submitted your application. It is comparable in format, length and difficulty to the quantitative section of the GMAT. If you do not submit a GMAT or GRE score, you will be invited to take the test automatically. Please see a sample test hereThe CEU Math Test will be held on Tuesday, January 10 for Early Bird Applicant and Friday, February 10 for scholarship applicants.

You may request exemption from the GMAT/GRE/CEU Math Test if you have completed CFA Levels I & II or ACCA Levels F1-F8.

You may submit a GMAT or GRE score by uploading a scan of your score report to the relevant section of the CEU Application Form. If the score report is not available at the time of your application, please upload proof of having taken the test in lieu of the score. You may arrange for an official score report to be sent to CEU. CEU's institution code for the GMAT is 0203. CEU's ETS institution code for the GRE and TOEFL is 0069.


If you are a qualified applicant, you will be contacted for an interview as part of the review process. The interview may be conducted on the phone, through Skype, or in person, depending on your availability.

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


Acceptance for or enrollment in CEU's part-time programs does not entitle you to a student visa or residence permit. Therefore, if you are accepted, you will need to hold relevant resident status in the Schengen Area on another account such as employment, marriage etc. If you have no such status, please apply for the full-time MS in Finance.

TUITION FEE: €15,000

The tuition fee is set below cost due to a generous subsidy by the University endowment. It applies to the entire program, for full-time and part-time students and irrespective of the length of study.

Scholarships & Aid

Applying for full-time? Apply for scholarship/internship programs by 1st Feb.

Applying for part-time? Apply with colleagues for lower tuition.

Returning CEU student? You are entitled to reduced tuition.

Any questions?

Ask the Admission Office !

You may contact us via email with questions regarding the admissions process and requirements and the online application form.