Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, if you like to learn and get to know other cultures! Young people and professors come to us from six countries - Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia, so it's good if you like to meet others, talk and learn from each other.
Will I get help with the application and the compilation of the documents?
Yes, of course! You will have an assistant who will help you with administrative tasks, as we know that the system is different everywhere.
You do not have to worry about the apartment either: If you want to rent a place, we can help you with that, both in terms of signing a contract and administratively.
What professional opportunities await me?
One of the main goals of the Central European Academy is to approach the legal issues of the modern age as widely and from as many perspectives as possible. This is a very exciting and colourful job, during which you can meet renowned international speakers at high-level professional events.
What is it like to live in Budapest and what leisure opportunities do I have in there?
Based on the experience of the Juniors so far, we can say that everything is possible in Budapest! It does not matter whether you are looking for excitement or tranquility, modern or historical architecture, beautiful parks or steaming thermal baths: the Hungarian capital awaits you with open arms and countless cultural and culinary opportunities! Here you can indulge in all your hobbies, play sports, go to museums and concerts, go hiking, take a bath or climb a mountain. And do not forget to mention the city's frenetic, colourful night life, which is deservedly famous far and wide... ;)
You can find more information on Budapest here: https://www.bigbustours.com/en/budapest/top-10-things-to-do-in-budapest
What are weekdays like at CEA?
The Juniors gain an insight into every project that works and is organised at us, whether it is conference organisation, publication or even research work. We have a good atmosphere, creative, young and professional community. If you have your own professional idea or goal, we will gladly support you in its realisation. The Juniors organise many programs among themselves, so you don't have to be afraid of being lonely. If you come to us, you will become part of the CEA family, and as it is customary in families, we provide roots for good work and further education, and wings so that you can become who you want to be.
I have a partner who lives abroad. Is the program compatible with my personal life?
Absolutely, there is a solution for this, too! Budapest has excellent transport links to all directions in Europe, so frequent trips and visits are not a problem. And we will help you, in whatever way we can, so that you can reconcile your private life and your studies here.
Will I have a mentor, a supervisor?
Yes! There will be, because we know that you may have a lot of questions, especially at the beginning. As we have already said, you are not alone, you will always have someone to turn to.
Will my scholarship cover my living expenses?
By all means. The experience so far shows that you can make a good living from this amount, and our scholarship will definitely cover housing, travel, and everyday living.
Can I continue research in my own topics?
Yes! In fact, we would be very happy about it, since this is exactly one of the missions of the Central European Academy: to connect universities and strengthen each other through active research. If we can, we will adapt to you, and if we see that you are more interested in a particular field, or if you indicate that you would like to try yourself here and there, you can still count on us. And in your research work, we support you by providing you with all our published materials (imagine a huge legal library...).
Will they help me decide where to head next after the Junior Programme?
Naturally. Whether you want to stay in a university environment or life takes you in a different direction: we are happy to help you find a new path and we would be very happy if we could keep in touch even after the Junior Programme.