Fee Payment

Online payment  |  Invoicing  |  Wire transfer  |  Other payment  |  Fee-refund policy  |  Living expenses


We expect fees to be paid only upon your confirmation of participation in the course after April 15. Should the course be canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CEU will refund the whole amount. To read more on the health situation in Hungary please go to https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/sun-covid-19 .

Course Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are listed below by courses. Take advantage of the reduced Early Bird fee (see details below for course-specific rates and deadlines. (Click the table for a larger view.)

Payment Procedure

Via the Applicant Portal by credit card

You need to login to the Applicant Portal and go to the ONBOARDING section to access the FEE PAYMENT button. Click here to download the step-by-step payment instructions.

Outside the Applicant Portal by credit card or wire transfer

1. Your sponsor pays (institution, employer, etc.)
If the sponsor takes care of the payment on your behalf 
  • By credit card
    CEU offers the opportunity for Summer University fees to be paid on-line via https://payments.ceu.edu. In the Department and the Reason for payment dropdown menus please select "Summer University".
    You are kindly requested to include your name and the title of your course in the comment field so that we can track your payment.
    CLICK HERE for further details (accepted cards, reasons for payment).

  • Through bank transfer
    (see wire transfer details below)

2. You are unable to pay by credit card on the Applicant Portal
There may be several reasons why you cannot pay on the Applicant Portal by credit card, e.g. your sponsor cannot provide you with their card details; you do not have a card, or your card does not work, etc. In such cases you can pay through wire transfer (see details below)


  • In case you need an invoice to be issued for an institution (e.g. for your university, NGO, company, etc.), please click here to fill out the necessary information for the invoice. If you have any questions related to the invoice, please contact Ms. Anita Beczo, CEU Budget & Finance Office, at  beczoa@ceu.edu . 
  • Invoices for the tuition fee will be made out to the participant’s name unless their sponsor requests an invoice. If the invoice needs to be changed later, please contact the Summer University Office at summeru@ceu.edu.
  • The tuition fee payment should NOT include housing expenses. If your sponsor would prefer to pay in advance for housing as well, please contact Ms. Edina Varga at VargaE@ceu.edu

Wire Transfer

In justifiable cases, we accept tuition fee payments in EUR via wire transfer. The details of the wire transfer payment is as follows:
Bank name: CIB Bank Zrt.
Bank address: 1027 Budapest, Medve utca 4-14. Hungary
Account name: Central European University
IBAN: HU07 11100104-18118463-12000007
Indicate your name and the type of fee/fees in the notice field before you start the transfer.
Please find the list of correspondent banks of CIB for transactions in foreign currency: 
Other payment methods
Any other methods of payment must be approved by the CEU Budget and Finance Office.
Contact: CEU Summer University Office, E-mail: summeru@ceu.edu

Fee-refund policy

We expect fees to be paid only upon your confirmation of participation after April 15.


Cancelation by Participant: 

In the event of cancelation by a participant, CEU will refund the tuition fee as follows:

Before May 28 - CEU will refund 90% of the tuition fee.

Between May 28 and 14 days prior to the course starting - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded.

Within 14 days of the course starting - no refund for tuition fees will be given.

Please note that the Refund Policy dates may vary from course to course. For course-specific refund conditions, please consult the "Financial Information" document on the page of your course.

Cancelation by CEU Summer University (SUN) 

CEU SUN reserves the right to cancel any of the courses. In such cases, CEU will refund the whole amount.