COVID-19 information on Hungary with updates

In response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, the Hungarian government has ordered a state of emergency as of March 11, 2020.
Frequent updates are available here: 

CEU guidance

CEU leadership has been monitoring the emerging COVID-19 developments in Hungary carefully and has been investigating the university’s possible response to it.
In light of the recent decree issued by the government, on-campus classes are suspended with immediate effect from March 12th onwards until April 15
We’ll keep you posted on developments so that you can plan your summer school visit accordingly.

Summer University guidance

We will start notifying applicants in several waves next week hoping that the severe measures introduced in Hungary will successfully contain the COVID-19 epidemic and the summer courses can take place as planned.
We advise successful applicants who will soon receive our offer to participate in the course to follow the instructions below:

Accommodation and travel

Do NOT start purchasing your ticket to Budapest and do NOT book non-refundable accommodation until April 15.


If you need a visa, please book an interview date for after April 20.


We expect fees to be paid only upon your confirmation of participation after April 15. Should the course be canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CEU will refund the whole amount.

We will contact participants with an update on the health situation by April 15 and provide more guidance as the situation develops.