Admissions

The Department of Legal Studies welcomes applications from individuals with outstanding academic achievements, professional experience, strong recommendations, and English language proficiency. We receive applications from more than 70 countries from all over the globe, and enroll 65-70 LL.M. and M.A. students, and 7 Doctoral students annually on our programs.

Dates and Deadlines

The Department of Legal Studies is following the general CEU admission scheme; therefore the deadlines are also listed on the main CEU admissions website.

 Application deadlines:

FEBRUARY 1, 2017 (23:59 CET*)

Application deadline for PhD and SJD applications; deadline for Master’s applicants applying for CEU Financial Aid. All applications must be complete with relevant standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).

FEBRUARY 2 – JUNE 1, 2017

Application period for self-financing applicants to CEU Master’s programs. All applications must be complete with relevant standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

JUNE 1, 2017 (23:59 CET*)

Final application deadline for self-financing applicants to CEU Master’s programs. All applications must be complete with relevant standard test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).

*Central European Time

Other important dates:

Starting April 1, 2017:
Admissions decisions are made available via the online application system to candidates requesting financial aid that applied by February 1. Acceptance notifications are sent out starting on this date. Each decision is made by an academic selection committee within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.

February 20 – June 15, 2017:
Admissions decisions are made available via the online application system to self-financing candidates that applied after February 1. Acceptance notifications are sent out during this period. Each decision is made by an academic selection committee within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.

Admission requirements

Applications must be submitted through online application system:

LLM in Comparative Constitutional Law
LLM in Human Rights
LLM in International Business Law
MA in Human Rights
SJD in Comparative Constitutional Law
SJD in International Business Law.

All applicants must fulfill the general requirements of CEU.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting standardized English language test scores, e.g., the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other substitute tests listed at the language requirements section of the CEU website.

In addition to meeting the general CEU requirements, applicants must fulfill the program-specific conditions (including the structure of testing) listed under the respective degrees below:

LL.M. in Comparative Constitutional Law

M.A. in Human Rights

LL.M.  in Human Rights

LL.M. in International Business Law

S.J.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law

S.J.D. in International Business Law

PhD in Political Science – Human Rights Minor

 

 

Tuition and Financial Aid

CEU has been committed to supporting talented students and enabling them to experience the unique benefits of its programs regardless of their ability to pay. Financial support ranges from partial tuition waivers to full fellowships covering accommodation and living expenses. Financial packages are awarded on the basis of merits.

Financial aid

Tuition and Fees

Admitted students

Admitted students are encouraged to consult CEU’s online orientation for information on relocation, living cost, accommodation, visa/residence documents, health insurance, etc.

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