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Roma Access Program

Deadline: 21.12.2008.

Scholarship administrator: Central European University
Level: profesionalno usavrsavanje
Field of study: Social Sciences, Humanities
Place of study: Hungary


Roma Access Program


The Central European University, with the financial support of the Roma Education Fund, Sigrid Rausing Trust, and private donors, is offering a 9-month Preparatory Course for promising young Roma from Central and Eastern Europe. Full scholarships will be awarded, covering travel, tuition, housing and living stipend.

This Program is for Roma who have or are about to receive their first degree, and who wish to improve their chances to get an international scholarship for a Master’s degree.

The full-time course will start in May 2009 and last until January 2010. It is a combination of:

  • Discipline specific tutoring (in the fields of Law/Human Rights, Sociology, Gender Studies, Political Science or International Relations and European Studies; additional disciplines may be offered)
  • General Social Science tutoring
  • The tutoring sessions introduce students to the given disciplines and help them make a more informed choice of their preferred discipline. After the introductory part the students choose to specialize in one of the offered disciplines.
  • Academic courses – attending CEU MA courses in the last part of the program
  •  Academic writing – classes focus on those skills needed for academic study in English
  • English language training - students study all aspects of language necessary for academic study in English

Who can apply?

Young Roma from Central and Eastern Europe (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Kosovo, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine) who have:

  • A university/college degree in any field (preferably in the Social Sciences or Humanities)
  • Strong interest in post-graduate university education
  • At least pre-intermediate English language skills
  • Desire to study in a multicultural environment

Your application must include:

  • Completed Application Form ( in English)
  • CV , including academic background, work experience if any, and involvement in Roma related issues in your country if any ( in English)
  • Letter of Intention , stating why you would like to participate in this program ( in English)
  • One Reference Letter from a recognized Roma organization – translation into English should be attached if the recommendation is written in local language
  • One Reference Letter from a university professor or your employer – translation into English should be attached if the recommendation is written in local language
  • Official copies (bearing an ink stamp and a signature of a notary public or an authorized university official) and official English translation of all University Documents (diploma and documents showing your grades)

Please send your application package to:

Nador u. 9
H-1051 Budapest

Or you can also send all required application documents by e-mail to romaac@ceu.hu

Application Deadline: 21 December 2008.

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