Non-Degree (Visiting and Exchange) Programs/Study Options and Summer University (SUN)
Students interested in taking specific courses and/or conducting supervised research at CEU may be granted non-degree student status for the duration of a course, semester, or academic year.
On-line applications are welcome around the year. Unless special agreement conditions apply (of which potential candidates will be advised by their institutional contact person), the standard application materials package should include:
- a completed and submitted On-line Application Form with the items below as uploads
- evidence of English language proficiency if the candidate`s first language is not English, and (s)he does not qualify for exemption from the requirement for English language testing
- a Letter of Recommendation
- a Statement of Purpose
- a resume
- an official or certified copy of transcript from the higher education institution last or currently attended*
- if applicable, an official or certified copy of diploma from the higher education institution last attended*
- if applicable, a Certificate of Enrollment from the higher education institution currently attended*
- if applicable, a Letter of Institutional Consent from the higher education institution currently attended*.
* If the official language of the document is other than English, a certified English-language translation is also required thereof. For enrolled students, strictly the current interim transcript is required.
** For more information on the last three items of the list, see CEU Non-Degree Student Policy.
Visiting and Exchange Students
Students who have graduated, or are enrolled in a degree program at another university or higher education institution may apply for a visiting/exchange student status at CEU if they (normally) have a first degree from a recognized university or higher education institution.
Erasmus/Lifelong Learning Program (Erasmus/LLP)
Students may apply to CEU as an Erasmus student by first contacting the Erasmus coordinator in charge at their home university. If selected, applicants should complete and submit an On-line Application to CEU with all the required documents, a Certificate of Erasmus Status, and a preliminary Learning Agreement as uploaded attachments. For more information, see Erasmus/Lifelong Learning Program (LLP).
Central European Exchange Program for University Studies (CEEPUS)
Students may apply to CEU as a CEEPUS student by first contacting the CEEPUS network coordinator in charge at their home university. Applicants should send a completed Non-degree application package to CEU, and all the required documents, including evidence of English language proficiency. For more information, see CEEPUS.
Doctoral Support Program (DSP) for Non-CEU Students
Students enrolled in a doctoral program at another university or higher education institute, wishing to use CEU’s innovative programs, resources and international faculty for their dissertation work may apply for the CEU Doctoral Support Program.
Periods may range in length, extending even to one academic year. Applicants are eligible to apply for a Full Tuition Fee waiver. While at CEU, successful applicants receive consultation and supervision from CEU faculty.
In addition to the standard application documents required of Non-Degree Students, the following should be submitted:
- a three-to-five-page Description of Dissertation, including research questions; theory and methodology; and the current status of applicant’s projects
- a one-to-two-page Research Proposal
- a Letter of Support from applicant’s doctoral supervisor (instead of Letter of Recommendation listed under the general non-degree application requirements).
For more information on applying to CEU as a Non-Degree Student, see CEU Non-Degree Student Policy.