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Co-sponsored by Budapest Institute and the WWWforEurope consortium.


Course date

20 July - 31 July, 2015
The application process is closed.

Financial Information

Program Costs

- Tuition Fee: 

  • 800 EUR ("Early Bird" fee: 720 EUR
  • 550 EUR ("Early Bird" fee: 500 EUR) - Applicants who are employed by a non-profit organization or by the government of a developing country, or who pay the fee themselves are eligible to pay a reduced fee of 550 EUR.

-Accommodation in CEU Residence Center:

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

-Estimated living costs: 150-200 EUR

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid
The course is generously funded by CEU enabling participation at a low, subsidized tuition cost. As some applicants may have difficulty paying for tuition and/or some of the other associated costs (travel and accommodation), a limited number of tuition waivers will be offered on a competitive basis. Those who wish to apply for a waiver should upload in the online application system a separate cover letter (max. 1 page) specifying their reasons.

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; and 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 section.

  • Financial aid is available in the following categories:
    - tuition waiver
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participants are NOT eligible to receive financial aid if they attended two CEU funded Summer University courses within a four-year period.

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 deadlines

- 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:
  1. Before May 28 CEU will fully refund the tuition fee.
  2. Between May 28th and 14 days prior to the course starting 80% of the tuition fee will be refunded. 
  3. Within 14 days of the course starting no refund for tuition fees will be given. 

2. Financial Aid Package

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