Upon arrival

All summer course participants are expected to get to their hotels on their own.

Depending on which hotel you are accommodated in, and the means of transportation you take (airplane, train, international bus), you can find the directions to your hotel in the Information Brochure 2019.

Airport Shuttle-Minibusz Service

All terminals of the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport have an excellent, reliable, reasonably priced, door-to-door minibus service. According to the agreement with Central European University, the MiniBUD company will provide Summer University course participants with a shared ride transfer between the airport and their hotel in Budapest at a 20% discount price.

You’ll receive a personal coupon number directly from the MiniBUD company from this email address ceu.summer.university@MiniBUD.hu with instructions how to book and pay online for your ride/s. If you do not see a message in your inbox a few weeks before your arrival, please check your spam or junk folder, or write an email to ceu.summer.university@MiniBUD.hu .
Please look for the MiniBUD Service desk in the airport lobby. The MiniBUD Service accepts Hungarian currency, Euro or major international credit cards.
For more information please check the MiniBud Service web page.


Registration hours

Participants are expected to arrive one day before the course starts (typically on a Sunday). The SUN Office staff will receive participants at the hotel, usually between 10:00 - 13:00 and/or 15:00 - 19:00. Exact registration hours for each arrival date will be communicated to participants via email by the SUN staff and/or the course coordinators. The hotel receptionists will be available for latecomers to provide information.

The registration process

Please visit the registration desk during the registration hours and collect your
  • welcome pack
  • visitor's card that provides access to facilities on the university premises, including the classroom, the Library, etc.
  • IT booklet with login and password to the CEU computer system

During registration, you will be asked to submit the photocopy of your insurance policy if you have not sent it until then.

Meeting your group and your course coordinator

Most course coordinators will try to meet their groups on Sunday and take those participants out around 6 pm who have arrived by then. They will also help you buy your travel pass. Please look for posters announcing these group meetings on the notice board at the hotel lobby.

In case your course does not organize any such events, you can start exploring the city on your own - if you need help or advice, please feel free to consult the SUN staff at the registration desk.

Buying your travel pass

Please check how to get your travel pass.

Late arrival

Those who arrive after registration hours will receive their welcome packs at hotel reception desk.

If you arrive late and you would like to come to CEU Campus directly from the Airport or from the bus- and train stations, please download the guide.

Day 1

Please check in your course schedule, which you can print out from the course web site, when your first session will start. 

Orientation Session

(see when and where it is held in your schedule)

During the Orientation Session you will receive:

  • useful tips about CEU and life in Budapest
  • information about social events planned for your course