Open Learning Initiative (OLIve)

The Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) at Central European University focuses on opening access to higher education for refugees and asylum seekers. Established in January 2016, it runs two non-degree programs. The Weekend Program (OLIve-WP) is designed for asylum seekers and refugees in Hungary and runs every Saturday (from September to June). The University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP) is full-time (10 months/AY), fully-funded and accepts students with a refugee status. OLIve-UP prepares students for higher education study (MA and BA levels) at international universities.

contact information

Nador u. 11 | 415
(+36 1) 327-3000 X 2857

Unit head

Head of Unit, Co-Director of OLIve-UP

Academic Staff

Co-Director Weekend Program (OLIve-WP), University Preparatory Program (OLIve-UP)


Program Manager
Academic Coordinator