CEEPUS Mobility Grant


CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies) is an exchange academic programme in the fields of education and research which involves 15 Central-European countries, that offers both teachers and students opportunities to spend a study or teaching period abroad at the partner universities. The programme started in 1995 and now it is in its third phase with rising success, demonstrated by the increasing number of involved participants. The main activity of CEEPUS is university networks (created minimum 3 universities from 3 different countries) operating joint programs. CEEPUS offers mobility grants for students and teachers in this framework. It is a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experiences among countries with a common cultural heritage and a strong background of academic cooperation.

In a few words...

  • Who? Students and teachers
  • How long? Short Term Student (ST) for research: min. 1 to max. 2 months; Student (S) for study: min. 3 to max. 5 months; Teacher (T) for teaching mobility: min 5 working days; Freemover (ST, S, T) mobility beyond networks
  • Which countries? Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Poland, Prishtina/Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary
  • How? Mobility within networks or individually as freemover 

CEU is currently member of the network:

  • CIII-RO-0014-10-1415: Borders and Borderlines in Cultural Anthropology in the university education / Netwrok Co-ordinator: Prof. Francisca De Haan

Terminology used

  • NCO: National CEEPUS Office
  • CCO: Central CEEPUS Office
  • Home ppu (participating unit): home institution
  • Host ppu: host institution
  • Letter of Confirmation (LoC): document confirming the stay: to be filled out online by the host institution at the end of stay

How to apply?


  • to be a student of a university in a CEEPUS country
  • to be a citizen of a CEEPUS member state (or of a EU/EWR state respectively). Students who do not have the citizenship of a CEEPUS member state need to upload an „equal status document" (visa, residence permit) to apply
  • two semesters completed of a regular course of studies 


Application is submitted either through a CEEPUS network; or as a freemover.

A. Through a CEEPUS network

  1. Apply for mobility at your university
  2. Home ppu nominates you and sends your applications to home NCO.
  3. Home NCOs forward your applications to the host country (host ppu/ host NCO)
  4. Host NCOs award scholarships and inform you.
  • acceptance of your scholarship online
  • preparation of stay (necessary documents, accommodation)
  • end of the stay to confirm the stay are necessary:
  • the Letter of Confirmation (LoC): filled out online by the network coordinator at the host institution
  • the Mobility Report: filled out online by the scholarship holder

Application deadlines

  • 15 June for the autumn term
  • 31 October for the spring term

B. As a freemover

Who freemovers are? If your university isn't member of a network or you would like to go a university outside a network, you can join the CEEPUS programme only for the second semester. You need two documents: a Letter of Acceptance from the host institution and a Letter of Recommendation from two different teachers of your university. You can download both of them from the CEEPUS website after the registration

Application deadline

  • 30 November for spring term (only)

Mobility types

Student: from 3 to 5 months

Short Term Students: 1-2 months (only available for Ph.D. students and for MA students with 2 completed terms). NOTE! In the „Motivation” section of the online Application Form the applicant has to specify that he/she will work on his/her thesis/research.


Application of Teachers


  • citizenship of a CEEPUS member state (or of a EU/EWR state respectively). Those, who do not have the citizenship of a CEEPUS member state need to upload an „equal status document" (visa, residence permit) to apply.
  • minimum 6 hours (lecture or/and consultation) per work week (5 days) during the exchange


Identical with Student application (see above)

NOTE! In „Motivation” section of the online Application Form the applicant teacher must specify the details of her/his teaching at the partner university (i.e. subjects of the lectures, how many hours, credits – if possible).

Teacher applicant has to apply for term period and not for exam period.

How much is the scholarship?

With CEEPUS, there is no transfer of funds. There is an internal currency of 1 scholarship month instead. Each country through the participating universities pays its INCOMING students and teachers. These scholarship rates are adjusted to the local cost of living.

In Austria:

Students and Graduates1 050,00 EUR
Graduates with PhD/Teacher wit PhD1 150,00 EUR6 - 13 teaching/supervision hours = € 73,-/hour 14 and more hours = € 1150,-

In Hungary:

Students118 000,00 HUFUniversity or college undergraduates, graduates up to MA degree, postgraduate and PhD students
Teachers130 000,00 HUFWith min. 5 working days AND min. 6 hours teaching/supervising activity
Short Term Excursion29 500,00 HUFOne scholarship month is distributed among 4 incoming students who receive 29 500 HUF each for the whole period of staying (3-5 days).



Noemi Anna Kovacs (CEEPUS Coordinator - Vienna)

Phone: +36 1 327 30 00 (ext. 2620) 
Email: KovacsN@ceu.edu 

Anna Szathmari (CEEPUS Coordinator - Budapest)

Phone: +36 1 327 30 00 (ext. 3114) 
Email: SzathmariA@ceu.edu 

Prof. Francisca De Haan (CIII-RO-0014-10-1415: Borders and Borderlines in Cultural Anthropology in the university education / Network Coordinator)

Email: DehaanF@ceu.edu