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 75-85 LL.M. and M.A. students, and 9 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 listed on the main CEU admissions website.

Deadline for submitting applications: January 23, 2014

The admissions decisions are made available to candidates via Embark: early April 2014

Embark guidelines

Applications must be submitted through the Embark online application system.

Admission requirements

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 Track



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

Selection process

The selection consists of two rounds: language ability and academic ranking. In order to achieve eligibility for ranking, candidates must meet the general CEU language requirements. Subsequently, qualified candidates are ranked based on the results of their LSAT/interview and academic essay, having due regard to past academic records and special experience. An oral interview is granted only for students unable to pass the LSAT, and selection is based on the email essay testing results.

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.

Frequently asked questions