Matthew Nimetz Scholarships at Central European University

Deadline: 23 January 2014
Open to: candidates from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece holding a Bachelor’s degree
Scholarship: full cost of tuition, lodging, a monthly stipend, and medical insurance


The School of Public Policy at Central European University was launched in August 2011 and publicly inaugurated in April 2012. In the words of its founder, George Soros, it aspires to be “a new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” Instead of wishing away the current global environment of uncertainty, complexity and continuous change, the School will embrace it in order to make a real, lasting impact.


Funded by Board of Trustee member Matthew Nimetz, citizens of Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece, are eligible to be considered for the Matthew Nimetz Scholarships.

Candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) are eligible. Students of all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All applicants should explain in their application their motivation to learn about public policy. More about the eligibility requirements read HERE.


The scholarships cover the following student expenses:

  • full cost of tuition,
  • lodging in the CEU Residence Center,
  • a monthly stipend,
  • medical insurance.

In order to be considered for these scholarships, applicants must indicate that they are a citizen of at least one of these four countries on the online application form.


The window to submit applications closes on 23 January 2014.  Applications can be submitted online using the Online Application Form.

All application materials must be submitted with the online application form (with the exception of letters of recommendation, which may be mailed if recommenders are unable to complete them online). In order for their application to be considered complete by the admissions committee, applicants need to submit the following:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • (Two) Short essays (guidelines on essay topic/length available in the relevant section of the online application form)
  • GRE/GMAT scores (optional)

Although not required, the admissions committee will look favorably upon applicants who highlight their work and/or international experience. This could be any combination of professional, internship, and/or volunteer work that was either full-time or part-time. International experience can be demonstrated if the applicant has previously worked, lived, and/or studied abroad.

For detailed information on the application procedure visit the website of CEU’s Admissions Office HEREContact [email protected] with your questions.

Visit the official website for the Matthew Nimetz Scholarship HERE

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