Roma Access Program, Budapest

Deadline: 15 April 2011
Open to: young Roma graduates from Central and Eastern Europe
Scholarship: full (covers travel, tuition, housing and living stipend)

Central European University (CEU), with the financial support of the Roma Education Fund, Roma Initiatives of the Open Society Foundations, and private donors, is offering a 9-month Preparatory Course for promising young Roma from Central and Eastern Europe. The goal is to prepare Roma to enter international post-graduate studies (at master’s level) through open competition at CEU, North American or Western European universities and focuses on academic and English language development.

The full-time course will start at the end of August 2011 and last until end of May 2012. It is a combination of:
1. Intensive classes in their chosen field of studies in the humanities and social science including: Gender Studies, International Relations and European Studies, Law/Human Rights, Political Science, Public Policy, or Sociology (additional disciplines may be offered)
2. Academic courses
3. Academic writing
4. English language training
5. Courses in Romany language, history and culture may also be offered


Young Roma from Central and Eastern Europe (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Kosovo, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine) who have:
* A university/college degree in any field (preferably in the Social Sciences or Humanities)
* Strong interest in post-graduate university education
* At least pre-intermediate English language skills
* Desire to study in a multicultural environment


A complete applications package consists of:
* completed application form
* CV
* letter of intention, stating why you would like to participate in this program (in English)
* 1 reference letter from a recognized Roma organization (in English)
* 1 reference letter from a university professor or your employer (in English)
* official copies (bearing an ink stamp and a signature of a notary public or an authorized university official) and official English translation of all University Documents (diploma and documents showing your grades)

After having all necessary documents submit them by e-mail to: [email protected]


Full scholarships will be awarded, covering travel, tuition, housing and living stipend.


Georgeta Munteanu, Program Coordinator Roma Access Program, Special Projects Office, Special and Extension Programs
Central European University, Zrinyi u. 14, 3rd floor, Room 305, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 327 3000 ext. 2585
Fax: +36 1 327 3190
E-mail: [email protected]

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