The call for applications extended deadline for the Roma Graduate Preparation Program 2020/21 academic year !

January 21, 2020

The deadline is extended until 1st of May, 2020.

Taken into account the current situation of COVID-19, submission of the reference letter from a Roma organization can be postponed until the end of June 2020.

The Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP) is an intensive 10-month program that prepares outstanding Roma graduates with an interest in social sciences and humanities to compete for places on Master's-level courses at internationally recognized universities.

It is a unique opportunity for those who want study in an international environment and who want to be prepared for future studies in any Master’s program at Central European University or elsewhere. Over the last 16 years more than 233 Roma students from 23 countries passed through RGPP.

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 Program Outline

 The RGPP prepares students for further studies in their chosen field through intensive academic tutoring in disciplines such as Economics, Gender Studies, History, International Relations and European Studies, Law/Human Rights, Nationalism, Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, or Sociology, Social Anthropology and Nationalism Studies (additional disciplines may be offered).

 It raises their English to a level necessary for post-graduate study through intensive English language training, and also provides them with post-graduate level academic writing, critical thinking and study skills.

Participants in the program gain first-hand experience of the core degree programs of CEU, through the auditing of CEU Master's level classes.

Students are also engaged in critical debates regarding the political, economic and social condition and status of Roma through seminars that combine the study of history and identity with recent developments in the politics of governing Roma communities in the region.

 Program Dates

 The RGPP's academic year runs from September until middle of June. This is a full-time program, and students are expected to be in Budapest for the duration of all the semesters.

 Financial Support

 All enrolled students receive full scholarships for the entire period of the program. The financial aid covers travel to and from Budapest, tuition and fees, accommodation in the CEU Residence Center, health insurance, study materials, and living expenses.