About 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, with two terms during the academic year, 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 from any of the European Economic Area countries. OLIve-UP prepares students for higher education study (MA and BA levels) at international universities.  OLIve is funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission and by the Open Society Foundations.