Academic Outreach Programs - OLIve

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

OLIve Weekend Program (OLIve-WP)


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.

We currently accept applications for the Spring Term 2017. In order for your application to be considered, please submit the complete form the latest by 30 March, 2017. If you are considered for an interview, we will contact you the latest by April 1. 

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


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

OLIve University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP)

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 learning, developing academic skills, and advocacy and human rights training, delivered through intensive small group classes, designed to offer interactive classes with close engagement between teachers and students.

The first session on OLIve-UP started in January 2017 and lasts until June 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.

At the moment, OLIve-UP does not accept applications. For information about the application process for the January - June 2017 session, please consult the call for applications.            


Address: Zrinyi utca 14, room 415, 1051 Budapest

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


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