Fees and costs

Fee payment  |  Online payment  |  Fee-refund policy  |  Living expenses


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 bigger view.)

Fee payment

Please do NOT include accommodation costs when you pay your tuition fee. Accommodation costs should be paid upon arrival at the hotel either in cash or by credit card. In case you have a sponsor covering your accommodation expenses who would prefer to pay the amount in advance, please contact Ms Edina Varga  at VargaE@ceu.edu

Invoices for the tuition fee will be made out to the participants’ name. In case you need an invoice to be issued for an institution instead (e.g. for your university, NGO, company, etc.), please click here to fill out the necessary information for the invoice before you make the payment. If you have any questions related to the invoice, please contact Ms. Anita Beczo, CEU Budget & Finance Office, at beczoa@ceu.edu . 

Online Payment

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).


Fee-refund policy

In the event of cancellation by a participant CEU will refund the tuition fee as follows.

General Refund Policy
  • 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 the course you are interested in.

Cancellation by CEU Summer University (SUN) 
CEU SUN reserves the right to cancel any of the courses below by the following dates, if they fail to meet the requirement of minimum enrolment:
  • Building Audience Trust and Sustainable Funding Models for Journalism - 4 May, 2020
  • CEUiLab Global Startup Bootcamp - 6 May, 2020
  • Learn and Make Friends at CEU — A Hands-on Approach to Higher Education - 10 March, 2020
  • Music as Heritage: From Tradition to Product - 21 May, 2020
  • The Quality of University Education: Harmonizing Purposes, Processes and Outcomes - 14 May, 2020
Should a course be cancelled, the summer school will refund 100% of the fee paid. Participants should not purchase tickets or book accommodations before the confirmation date, as the summer school can only reimburse the fee but no other costs. 


Estimated living costs

Estimated living costs are 150-200 EUR per week including local transportation and meals.

Local Transportation

You can buy 7-day, 14-day or monthly passes for local transportation in Budapest which are valid for all means of public transport (metro, buses, trolley buses and trams). 

Tickets and passes*

  • single ticket: 350 HUF
  • one-week pass: 4950 HUF
  • two-weeks pass: 7000 HUF
  • monthly pass for adults (with no discount): 10500 HUF
  • monthly student pass: 3850 HUF

*Ticket prices are subject to change

Check out our "Getting Around" pages to find more information about local transportation.

Accommodation in the CEU Residence Center
  • 17 EUR/night in a shared double room
  • 28 EUR/night in a single room

Altogether approximately 80-100 EUR can be budgeted for meals for a week. For more information about meals and recommended places for lunch and snacks check our "Eating around CEU" section.