Summer School Grant

This grant is not available to those students who are in the 4-year PhD funding scheme from 22/23 AY.

Application Deadline:  April 5, 2024 (Friday) for awards to be used in Academic Year 2023/2024.

All enrolled post-comprehensive doctoral students are eligible to apply for a grant to support attendance at a graduate Summer School of their choice. (Exceptionally, doctoral students whose comprehensive exam is scheduled for the fall after the completion of their first-year obligations may also receive the grant).  The Summer School should be of demonstrably high academic quality and fit the research topic of the attending student.

Eligible expenses are travel and accommodation costs, course fees (but applicants are encouraged to ask for a fee waiver, if possible), and a limited (max 10 EUR/day) per diem allowance for meals (unless the fee covers meals in which case no separate per diem allowance can be given).

The grants will be distributed on a competitive basis, taking into account the
- academic performance of the student,
- the academic quality of the hosting school,
- the demonstrated relevance of the school to the student's research.

Depending on the number of applications, grants will be offered to cover all or part of the expenses. Decisions will be made by the Scholarship Advisory Committee. Students may apply up to 1,500 EUR.

Important: The Summer School Grant is a very competitive program so no incomplete or late applications can be accepted and reviewed by the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Applications must include:

1. A completed application form (Summer School Grant Application Form for 2023-2024), signed by the supervisor.

2. Information about the Summer School (flyer or call for application, including information about fees, if applicable).

3.  Acceptance letter from the Summer School. Please note: If the official acceptance/invitation letter from the host university will be arriving later then the deadline, please inform Ildiko Torok in the Financial Aid Office.  This will be noted on the application which can still be submitted by the deadline.  The application will be reviewed, but the letter is required and the decision will be conditional until received.

4.  A statement of purpose or motivation letter or cover letter – the same that is asked when applying to a Summer School. If, the Summer School did not ask for a letter, submit a max. one-page summary of how attending the school will benefit your research.

5.  A letter from your supervisor supporting your application and clarifying that it will benefit your research and that the courses you will attend are either not offered at CEU or that they enhance existing courses offered.

6. CEU Transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable).  You may download the unofficial transcript of records via the SITS e:Vision Portal.

7. Information about fees for travel, housing, food, etc. (All items listed on the budget form). Please attach supporting documents showing where the price(s) were found.

8. Upon return the student is required to submit proof of attendance and/or certificate of completion of the course(s).  This must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

9. Receipts should be kept for all costs listed on the budget form in the application for review. (All receipts/invoices, etc., should be in the name of the student only).

10.  Students may only receive the Summer School grant two times during their studies.

Reminder:  No incomplete or late applications can be accepted and reviewed by the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Applications must be submitted via the online application form to Ildiko Torok - Financial Aid Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office by no later than April 5, 2024 (Friday).

Grant Application Form - 6-year Funding Scheme (for DRSG, Summer School, Winter School)

Should you have any questions, please contact her directly at

Thank you!