Roma Access Programs unit was founded in 2004. Currently, the unit has one running program, the Roma Graduate Preparation Program (RGPP).
The Roma Graduate Preparation Program equips Roma students to meet the challenges of continued study at master's level. A large majority of RGPP graduates move on to English-language master's and PhD programs at renowned universities, and find employment in international organizations and local NGOs.
The programs bring together talented Roma people from all over Europe, immersing them in a lively and stimulating multicultural environment and engaging them in discourse on a variety of Roma issues. The lasting friendships and professional relationships that students forge during their time at RAP are helping to build a growing international network of RAP alumni – a close-knit community of successful Roma professionals who are committed to making a difference.
Students receive full scholarships for the duration of the programs. 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.
Since its founding in 2004, RAP has been funded exclusively through external donations and grants from individuals and foundations concerned about the widening educational gap between the Roma minority and the majority population. We welcome enquiries from prospective donors. Visit Support RAP and find out how you can make a difference for our students.
Central European University (CEU) is an English-language graduate university offering degrees in social sciences and humanities, located in Budapest, Hungary. Our faculty and students come from over 100 countries. CEU is accredited both in the U.S. and in Hungary.