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University Preparation Programme

The University Preparation Programme is one of the main pillars of our education activities, that we launched in 2017.

The programme addresses the needs of young Romani students from the age of 16 by providing them with support that makes up for the disadvantages they have acquired as a result of systemic racism and school segregation from early childhood to adolescence. Depending on their personal needs, programme participants typically spend one or two years in the program.

Our students receive an average 600 hours of group courses and 600 hours of individual tutoring each year. The programme is extremely efficient, as 80 percent of our students who applied to universities have become accepted.


The focus areas of the programme include:

Subject-based preparation courses

A key component of the programme is the preparation for high school graduation exams that also serve as entrance exams to higher education. Students typically take one or two afternoon courses for a year.

Our faculty consists of outstanding educators from leading Budapest-based public and private schools.

Language classes

Recognizing the importance of the command of the English language, most of our students attend English classes twice a week.

Romaversitas Sundays

Once every month we organize full-day community and skills-development sessions.

These weekends also provide an opportunity for participants of different programmes to meet each other and Romaversitas alumni.

Mentoring and career-counselling

Programme participants receive IT equipment and internet subsidies to ensure access to the education program. Furthermore, students in need can apply for crisis grants.

Study grant

The University Preparation Programme students receive financial support to cover internet fees, as well as IT equipment to ensure better access to education.

Furthermore, students in need can apply for crisis grants.

Mental health consultation

Mental health professionals regularly volunteer their services for our students.