Application checklist

You can apply via the CEU SUN Online Application Form. Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare for applying. Courses vary a great deal, therefore, for course-specific application requirements please consult the How to Apply section on the relevant course web pages.  

Academic Writing Submission(s)

All summer courses require one or more pieces of academic writing for the application, such as a statement of purpose, research proposal, academic essay on a given subject, writing sample, etc. 


Instead of a letter of recommendation to be uploaded by a referee, most courses request the following information to be included in the Statement of Purpose: a name, contact email and phone number of a person (a faculty member, job supervisor, etc.) who can be contacted by the course directors to attest to the applicant’s abilities, qualifications, and academic/professional performance.

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Please upload an updated CV or resume, including a publication list if available. CEU accepts all commonly used CV/resume formats.

Proof of English Proficiency
Please indicate your level of English proficiency and provide proof where requested

  1. My first language is English.
  2. I have earned a BA degree (or above) taught exclusively in English
  3. I studied English as a foreign/second language. As proof of your English language proficiency, please submit a scanned copy of one of the following:
  • a TOEFL or IELTS score or any other English language exam certificate; or
  • a writing sample in English, or
  • if none of these are available, please upload your own brief assessment of your English language skills.

Completed CEU Application Form
We strongly advise the use of Google Chrome in order to enable the full functionality of the form.


  • You may apply to a maximum of two summer courses. In case of being admitted, you can only attend both if the two courses do not overlap in time. Financial aid, if available, is only granted to attend one course.
  • If you applied to CEU before, please use your existing login and password to start a new application. If you do not remember your password from last year click on Forgotten Password. With technical problems, bugs or errors related to the online application forms please contact the CEU IT Help Desk.
  • All application materials must be submitted with the online application form(s). Materials sent by postal mail, electronic mail or fax are not considered.
  • The maximum allowable file size for upload is 2MB per file and the acceptable file formats are PDF, JPG and JPEG. Ensure all security features (e.g. passwords and encryption) are removed from the documents before uploading them.
  • Applications cannot be edited after submission. Please submit your application only when it is 100% final and complete.