Deadline: February 14, 2005
Summer University, Budapest, July 4-29, 2005
Central European Univerisity, Budapest, Hungary
The CEU Summer University (SUN) offers a series of high-level, research
based, intensive, one and two-week courses in the social sciences and
humanities. It is aiming to involve a high-level international faculty
(including CEU faculty), and advanced doctoral students, junior or post-
doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals as participants. The
summer courses are designed to provide help to develop and refine
participants’ research and policy agenda as well as integrate their
teaching with innovative research.
Applications are invited from all countries on a scholarship or a fee-
Minimum requirement for application is a university degree.
Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered. The
program encourages applications from advanced Ph.D. students,
postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, researchers and professionals.
Before submitting your application please check at www.ceu.hu/sun
whether the course of your choice has any additional course-specific
application requirements or deadlines.
The language of instruction is English; thus all applicants have to
demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able
to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. (In
some instances you may be contacted for a telephone interview.)
Individuals are not eligible to apply to a SUN course if they attended
a CRC (Curriculum Resource Center) session in the same calendar or
academic year (i.e., they must wait one year after their participation
in one of the above programs before applying to SUN). Additionally,
applicants are not eligible to apply to SUN if they have already
participated in two CEU faculty initiative activities (i.e., CRC, SUN)
within a four-year period. Preference will be given to new applicants
over former participants in Summer University courses.
Currently enrolled CEU MA students are not eligible. Ph.D. students may
audit the course with the course director’s permission.
Applicants from developed countires:
Participants from developed countries can be admitted on a fee-paying
basis, i.e. they are expected to cover their participation costs, which
include tuition, travel, accommodation, insurance and living expenses.
However, there are a limited number of tuition waivers available, which
may be applied for on a competitive basis. If you wish to apply for a
tuition waiver, please attach a cover letter to your application
specifying your reasons.
Participants from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
Union and Mongolia, as well as those coming from emerging democracies
worldwide can apply for financial aid. See the various financial aid
The tuition fee is provided. Recipients have to cover
their own insurance, travel, accommodation, and living expenses.
Hungarian participants with residence in Budapest should choose this
Partial SUN Scholarship:
Includes tuition fee and accommodation. The
recipients of the scholarship have to cover their travel and living
Full SUN Scholarship:
Includes tuition fee, accommodation and a full or
partial travel grant. The recipients of the scholarship have to cover
their living expenses.
The Full SUN Scholarships may include a full or partial travel grant,
which can be applied for on a competitive basis and will be available
in a limited number. The maximum travel grant awarded is EUR 1,160;
visa costs and short domestic trips are not reimbursed. The citizens of
the following countries are not eligible to apply for a travel grant:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland,
Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and the western part
of Ukraine, i.e. they should choose the Partial SUN Scholarship.
The scholarships do not include insurance or living expenses,
participants have to cover these on their own. Living expenses
including local transportation and meals are estimated to be EUR 170
for two weeks.
As the number of fully funded scholarships available is limited,
funding offered by institutions or individuals is welcome so that we
can invite more well qualified applicants. When preparing your
application, please consider if you or your institution can contribute
to the program expenses. Faculty and Ph.D. students are advised to
approach their home departments for travel grants; researchers may have
research grants available which can cover their participation;
professionals may turn to their employers to fund their training in
SUN. While selection of applicants will be based on the academic merit
of the applications, those willing to bear the participation costs
fully or partially will be preferred in case of equally strong
applications. See more information on the various forms of financial
aid at www.ceu.hu/sun
Applications must be received by the CEU Summer University Office
no later than February 14, 2005.