Monica Jitareanu, Ph.D, is the program manager and primary academic advisor for all students. In some instances a student may also be assigned a PhD student in their discipline as an academic mentor. An academic orientation is held within the first days of arrival in Budapest. Students are instructed in how to use computers and printers, activation of online student record, matriculation, and course registration. 

Credit Requirements

In order to retain the full-time student status, Bard-CEU program participants are required to take between 12 and 16 credit-hours, as follows:

  • MA Courses, up to 12-16 credits.
  • Optional, a language course (Hungarian, French, German, Spanish, etc.), 2 credits.


The registrar at Bard College issues the official transcripts for the Bard-CEU program within a few weeks after the semester is over, when all grades have been entered in the CEU system, and the transcripts are sent to Bard.

Course Structures

All CEU courses, regardless of departments, are structured as 100 min sessions and are scheduled within a common framework: Morning courses are scheduled at 9:00 and 11:00 ; afternoon courses at 13:30, 15:30, and 17:30. Few departments schedule courses from 17:30. The time slot 17:30-19:00 is usually reserved for departmental colloquia and workshops, lectures (open to the entire CEU community), and language courses.