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Our online courses operate on different financial schemes which vary from course to course; therefore, please visit the relevant course web pages to see the course-specific  information and financial aid policy. We'll be publishing these as they are being finalised.

Fees and costs

We have lowered the tuition fees originally planned for face-to-face courses. A one-week course fee will be around 200 EUR while a longer course fee will be between 250 to 350 EUR (see details on relevant course web pages).

Financial aid

Courses are generously funded by the Open Society University Network. In addition to enrolled students and employees of the Open Society University Network (OSUN member institutions) and enrolled students of CIVICA (The European University of Social Sciences), the program awards tuition waivers to 15-20 percent of outstanding applicants per course.

SUN Packages

All packages include the following:

  • a minimum of 15 live contact sessions per week, supplemented by various offline activities
  • a transcript with ECTS credits
  • a certificate of attendance
  • access to course E-learning page (with readings, assignments, etc.)

Fee-paying package

Payment deadlines: We expect fees to be paid only upon your confirmation of participation by May 16 or 28 (check your course website to see which deadline applies). For our fee-refund policy see the 'Financial information' on the relevant course web pages.

Financial Aid - Tuition waiver

See eligibility for a tuition waiver above in the Financial Aid section.

Fee-payment procedure

Payments for the summer courses are to be made via the Applicant Portal. Accepted participants need to login to the portal and accept the Offer received from the SUN office. After this, the 'Onboarding' section will be available, where you can click on the 'Fee payment' button.
In exceptional cases, we accept payments outside the Applicant Portal. CLICK HERE to see when and how we can accept payments outside the portal.


In case you need an invoice to be issued for an institution (e.g. for your university, NGO, company, etc.), please fill out the invoice request form and provide the necessary information for the invoice. If you have any questions related to the invoice, please contact Ms. Timea Madarasz, CEU Budget & Finance Office.
Invoices for the tuition fee will be made out to the participant’s name unless their sponsor requests an invoice. If the invoice needs to be changed later, please contact the Summer University Office.

Cancellation and fee-refund policy

Cancellation by participant

In the event of cancellation, our general refund policy is the following (with the exception of the courses Commoning Arts and Culture, Constitution-building in AfricaCultures and Geographies of EnergyDisruptive Narratives, Interviewing Your DataIntroduction to Geospatial Technologies) where the Financial Information posted on its course web pages applies):

  • Before May 28 - CEU will refund 90% of the full tuition fee paid.
  • Between May 29th and 14 days prior to the course starting - 50% of the tuition fee will be refunded.
  • Within 14 days of the course starting - no refund for tuition fees will be given.

Cancellation by CEU Summer University (SUN)

CEU SUN reserves the right to cancel any of the courses. In such cases, CEU will refund the whole amount.