Erasmus+ Study Mobility Program

Erasmus+ Study Mobility Program

CEU students may spend 1 or 2 semesters or terms (a period of 3* to 12 months) at a partner university under the Erasmus+ Study Mobility Program. Students receive a grant, which is a contribution to travel and the cost of living and studying in another country. Applicants are selected for an Erasmus+ Study Mobility on the basis of academic ability and the relevance of the proposed study plan to their studies at CEU.

Students taking part in an Erasmus+ Study Mobility – including zero-grant** - are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the receiving institution. However, small fees may be charged for costs such as insurance, student unions and the use of miscellaneous material such as photocopies, laboratory products, on the same basis as these are charged to local students.

* Minimum duration of a study period is 3 months, or 1 academic term or trimester.

** Students may also participate in the program without receiving any grant – see 'How much is the grant?'


All two-year MA and PhD students enrolled in a degree program at CEU are eligible to apply regardless of their nationality.

The applicant must be a degree-seeking student at CEU during the application process and must remain enrolled during the entire study period abroad. Students must return at the end of the study period and complete their program at CEU.

Participants in the Erasmus+ Study Mobility Program continue to pay tuition fees at CEU, but are exempted from tuition at the host university.


Students must carry out their mobility activity in a Program Country different from Hungary and their country of permanent residence.

The Erasmus Program Countries are the following:

Member States of the European Union (EU): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Non-EU Program Countries: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Turkey

The receiving institution must be a Program Country higher education institution awarded with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, having signed an inter-institutional agreement with CEU.

For the full list of CEU partner institutions, please visit Erasmus Agreements by Country or Erasmus Agreements by Department.


Minimum duration of a study period abroad is 3 months, or 1 academic term or trimester and the total duration may not exceed 12 months, including any zero-grant period.

The duration is calculated from the first day the student is required to be at their place of study or traineeship, including induction days etc. The end date is the last date they need to be present.

Students may participate in the Erasmus+ Mobility Program for studying or being trained abroad several times, totalling up to 12 months maximum per each level of study (short cycle, bachelor, master, doctoral). Former participations in the program will be taken into account.

All study mobilities shall be undertaken between 20 August 2017 and 30 September 2018.


Selected applicants are eligible to receive a grant to partially support their mobility, which may not cover all the actual expenses incurred. All expenses including travel expenses between the home and host country, living expenses including accommodation etc. belong to the student.

The amount of the grant depends on the receiving country. It is calculated at a monthly rate, where one month is equivalent to 30 days. In case of incomplete months, the number of days are multiplied by 1/30.
Based on country rates, the amount of the grant is:

  • 500 EUR/month for Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom
  • 450 EUR/month for Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxemburg, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands and Turkey
  • 400 EUR/month for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania and Slovakia

The grant will be paid in two instalments: 80% pre-financing upon the signature of the grant contract and 20% at the end of the exchange period, upon the returning of all documentation and the submission of the online EU survey. All payments are processed through bank transfer.

Students are also given the chance to participate in the Erasmus program without receiving any grant, that is, through their own financial mean (zero-grant). Students with a zero-grant from EU funds - both for study and traineeship mobility - benefit from all advantages of being an Erasmus student without receiving an EU mobility grant.

Students that receive an Erasmus+ EU grant will fully or partially reimburse the EU grant if they do not comply with the terms of the grant contract (unless they were prevented from completing their planned activities abroad due to a case of force majeure). They may be asked to partially or fully reimburse the EU grant received if they fail to complete and submit the final online report.