Academic Outreach Programs - OLIve

The Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) offers education for asylum seekers and refugees at Central European University. OLIve currently has two non-degree programs: 
  • Open Learning Initiative - University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP) for registered refugees in Europe. 
  • Open Learning Initiative - Weekend Program (OLIve-WP) for registered refugees and asylum seekers in Hungary 

OLIve University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP)

The call for applications for the OLIve-UP 2017-2018 Academic Year is now open. APPLY by 15 MAY 2017!

The Open Learning Initiative - University Preparatory Program is an intensive, full-time, fully-funded course of study for students with refugee status in one of the EEA countries, with the goal of preparing students for higher education study at European Universities.

The program focuses on academic tutoring, academic English, developing academic skills, and advocacy and human rights training. Students are taught in small interactive groups, with close engagement between teachers and students.

We currently accept applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. For more information about the program and the application process, please consult the call for applications

CLICK HERE for the online application form.

DEADLINE: 15 MAY 2017. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

For questions regarding the application process, contact us at: Please use the subject line: OLIve-UP 2017.

OLIve-UP is funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and by the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations.

OLIve Weekend Program (OLIve-WP)

We currently do not accept applications for the Weekend Program of the Open Learning Initiative.

The weekend courses for refugees and asylum seekers at Central European University include academic tutoring, academic seminars and academic skills, English courses, a participatory video-making workshop and a short introduction to life and culture in Hungary. Courses are held on Saturdays, at CEU's campus in downtown Budapest.

The 2017 Spring Term starts on 21 April and ends on 24 June. 

OLIve-WP is funded by CEU's Intellectual Themes Initiative.


Address: Zrinyi utca 14, room 415, 1051 Budapest

Phone: + /2857 (Coordinator: Cristina Simona Bangau)


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