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We have collected important information in a downloadable  brochure for participants about how to get to the Residence Center or to the campus in downtown Budapest from the airport/train or bus station upon arrival in Budapest; where to exchange money; how to buy a travel pass; tips about restaurants, coffee houses, and bars in CEU’s neighborhood; computing facilities and library services at CEU; etc. 

We advise you to print out the brochure for directions and contact information on your accommodation, etc. in case you do not have Internet access upon arrival. 

Arrival and departure dates 

Participants are expected to arrive the day before the course starts (e.g. if the course starts on Monday, the arrival day will be on Sunday) and depart the day after the last teaching day (e.g. if the last day of the course is a Friday, the departure day will be on Saturday). 

 If you plan to arrive/depart earlier or later than the above standard dates, please indicate this in the online Housing Form (links will be provided on the Onboarding page of the Applicant Portal).  

No delayed arrivals or early departures are acceptable without the prior consent of the CEU SUN office. Full class participation is a pre-condition for receiving the Certificate of Attendance and the Transcript awarded upon successful completion of the course.

For information on how to get to your hotel, check the 'Getting to your hotel' section in the Information Brochure. 

Travel guidelines for grant recipients 

Purchasing the tickets 

Upon admission, participants need to book their tickets as soon as possible in order to secure the cheapest ticket available. In case the amount of the travel grant is less than the actual ticket price, participants need to cover the difference from their own budget. (In case participants have to decline their participation at the last minute due to health or other reasons, they are personally liable for the costs of canceling their ticket. We cannot reimburse anyone for cancellation fees.)   

Reimbursement policy 

Reimbursement will take place in Budapest based on the granted amount of travel specified in the acceptance letter. Due to the restricted availability of flights to Budapest, participants may arrive earlier and/or depart later than the course check-in and/or check-out dates. Such tickets will also be accepted for reimbursements up to the amounts specified in the invitation letter. 

Shorter domestic trips and visa costs (including visa-related travel) are not reimbursed (unless specified otherwise in the Financial Information section of your course website).