Media, Democratization and Civil Society
June 16 - 27, 2008

Organized by the COST A30 Action "East of West: Setting a New Media Research Agenda for Central/Eastern Europe";
the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania; and the Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) at the Central European University (CEU)


Application forms are encouraged to be submitted through the on-line registration system. In addition to the completed application form, the following supporting documents are requested to be sent by regular mail:
  • CV (with a list of publications if any)

  • A Statement of Purpose
    In the Statement of Purpose please describe how the course is relevant to your teaching, research or professional work, and in what way you expect to benefit from it. You are advised to consult the detailed course description on the course web page so that the statement of purpose is in accordance with the main objectives of the course.

  • An English language article/research paper in progress, or an extended research proposal describing your current research interest related to the course theme and preliminary or expected research results (4-5 typewritten pages excluding the bibliography). During the course, you will be expected to present the paper or proposal and to further develop it through consultations with the faculty and fellow participants.

  • One Letter of Recommendation

Optional documents:
  • A copy of an article in English, which you have recently published
  • A copy of any English language certificate
  • A special cover letter, if a tuition waiver is applied for

Please note the following:
  • Attachments should be sent to the CEU Summer University Office (mailing address: CEU Summer University Office, P.O. Box: Budapest 5, P.f.: 1082, H-1245, Hungary) by regular mail postmarked no later than February 14 for scholarship applications or April 30 for fee-paying applications. Applications will not be considered complete and will not be processed until all supporting materials have been received.

  • Faxed or e-mailed attachments or recommendations will not be processed.

  • If you apply to more than one course, a separate set of letters of recommendation and attachments (customized, if necessary, to the differing needs of the two courses) must be mailed for each course of your choice. Please indicate your name and the course(s) you apply to on EACH attachment.

  • The Letter of Recommendation should be put in an envelope, sealed and signed by the referee across the seal. It can be sent directly to the Summer University Office either by the referee or can be included in your application package. Applications submitted after the deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.