Central European University in Hungary invites applications for its Open Learning Initiative – University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP), scholarship,  a course of study designed to prepare students for Master’s degree programs. OLIve-UP is accepting applications from 27 February to 10 April 2018, for its September 2018 to June 2019 program.

The Open Learning Initiative – University Preparatory Program is an intensive, full-time, fully-funded course of study for individuals with refugee status with the goal of preparing students for higher education study. OLIve-UP assists students in making competitive applications to MA programs at European universities. The program is currently funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and by the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations.

Worth of Award

  • All successful applicants will be awarded a full scholarship which will cover tuition
    fees and provide a stipend, assistance with accommodation and health insurance.
  • Eligibility
    OLIve-UP accepts students intending to prepare for MA study.
  • The program accepts applications from individuals with refugee status, or are in a refugee-like
    situation1, in Hungary or another European Economic Area2 (EEA) state who have:
  • An interest in pursuing further university study
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Had their Bachelor’s degree programs interrupted. CEU OLIve may be able to help you apply for a Masters degree. This depends on a number of factors, including the number of credits you have completed. If you are in this situation please contact us for an assessment.
  • Not having copies of your diploma(s) will not disqualify you from applying.
  • At least upper-intermediate English skills.
  • Women candidates who meet the above eligibility criteria are particularly
    encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

  • Submit a completed online application form, by 10 April 2018.
    The online application form can be found here:
    Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and will sit a written test to ascertain English level.

Checklist of the documents you will be asked to submit:

  • A CV (in English), with details of your academic background and work experience, if any. Please also indicate your English level.
  • A Letter of Motivation (maximum 2 pages) stating why you would like to participate in this program and describing your academic and professional achievements, as well as interests and goals for the future and how further university study will help you achieve these.
  • Scanned copy or photocopy of your diploma and a transcript of previous grades if you have these available.

IMPORTANT: If you do not have a copy of your diploma and transcript, please fill in this
form and upload it to your application in the section reserved for diploma and transcript.
Your application will still be considered if you do not have a copy of your diploma or
transcript and you will not be at a disadvantage.

Deadline: applications close April 10, 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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