Environmental governance, Environmental science, Science and Technology Studies, Transition studies

In cooperation with the European Environment Agency (EEA) – a pilot project of the EEAcademy

Course date

28 June - 4 July, 2015
Application for this course is closed.

Program Costs

Tuition Fee:

- 400 EUR ("Early Bird" fee: 360 EURfor participants from academia and NGOs

- 800 EUR ("Early Bird" fee: 720 EURfor participants from business, public bodies & administrations and international organisations.

Tuition waivers are available to excellent candidates, especially from developing countries and countries in transition. The decision to waive tuition is made by the course organisers on a case-by-case basis.

Accommodation in CEU Residence Center

  • In Single room: 28 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
  • In Double room: 17 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast

Estimated living costs: 150-200 EUR

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As the number of scholarships available is limited, external funding offered by institutions or individuals is welcome so that we can invite more well qualified applicants. When choosing the financial aid package, 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 at SUN. You can also consult some non-CEU funding opportunities listed in our FAQ sectionWhile 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.

Financial Aid

  • Financial aid is available in the following categories:

- tuition waiver
- accommodation grant
- travel grant (full or partial)

  • Participants from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and Mongolia, as well as those coming from emerging countries worldwide can apply for financial aid in all categories listed above.
  • Participants from developed countries are expected to pay tuition fee. However, there are a limited number of tuition waivers available on a competitive basis. Those who wish to apply for a tuition waiver should send a separate cover letter specifying their reasons.
  • Participants are NOT eligible to receive financial aid if they attended two CEU funded faculty initiative activities (i.e., CRC, SUN) within a four-year period.
  • In case an applicant is accepted to two courses, which is only possible if the two courses are run consecutively, financial aid is only available for attending one course.

SUN Packages

All packages will include the following:

  • tuition of 24 contact hours per week
  • a certificate of attendance
  • access to course E-learning page (with readings, assignments, etc.)
  • access to CEU facilities (Library, IT services, sports centre including the use of the indoor swimming pool, tennis courts)
  • some social and cultural events depending on the course schedules (e.g. welcome and farewell reception / outings / fieldtrips / film screenings, etc.)

1. Fee-Paying Package

Financial aid: N/A
Participant's own contribution: tuition, travel, accommodation, health insurance and living expenses

Payment deadline

- April 30 (Early Bird fee)
- May 28  (Full tuition fee)

Cancellation Policy

In the event of cancellation, CEU will refund the tuition fee as follows:

a.    For cancellations before May 28: full refund
b.    For cancellations between  May 29 - June 12: 80% of the tuition fee
c.    For cancellations after June 13: no refund of the tuition fee

2. Financial Aid Packages

a.    Tuition Waiver
Financial aid: tuition fee waived
Participant's own contribution: health insurance, travel, accommodation and living expenses

b.    Partial SUN Scholarship
Financial aid: tuition fee waived and free accommodation in a double room
Participant's own contribution: health insurance, travel and living expenses

c.    Full SUN Scholarship
Financial aid: tuition fee waived; free accommodation in a double room and a full or partial travel grant
Participant's own contribution: health insurance and living expenses.

The Full SUN Scholarship includes a full or partial travel grant which can be applied for on a competitive basis and will be available in a limited number. 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, Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the western part of Ukraine and qualify therefore for a Partial SUN Scholarship.