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 teaching faculty
- How long? Undergraduate Student (S) for study: min. 3 to max. 10 months; Short Term Student (ST) for research: min. 1 to max. 2 months (Bachelor, Master or PhD level); Summer Schools: 6–20 days at a summer school organized by the host institution; Student Mobility - Short Term Excursion: 3–10 days, for an excursion organized by the home or host institution; Teacher Mobility (T) for teaching mobility: min 5 working days and 6 hours of lessons or supervision.
- Which countries? Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The Universities of Pristina, Prizren, Peja et al. are also participating.
- How? Mobility within networks or individually as freemover
CEU is currently member of the network:
- CIII-RO-0014-18-2223: Borders and Borderlines in Cultural Anthropology in the university education / Network Coordinator: Prof. Francisca De Haan
- 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
- Apply for mobility at your university
- Home ppu nominates you and sends your applications to home NCO.
- Home NCOs forward your applications to the host country (host ppu/ host NCO)
- 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
- 15 June for the Fall term (first semester)
- 31 October for the Winter and Spring terms (second semester)
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 (Winter and Spring term at CEU). 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
- 30 November for Winter and Spring terms (second semester) only
Undergraduate Student (S) for study: min. 3 to max. 10 months
Short Term Student (ST) for research: min. 1 to max. 2 months (Bachelor, Master or PhD level)
Summer Schools: 6–20 days at a summer school organized by the host institution
Student Mobility - Short Term Excursion: 3–10 days, for an excursion organized by the home or host institution
Teacher Mobility (T) for teaching mobility: min 5 working days and 6 hours of lessons or supervision.
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.
|Students and Graduates||1 150,00 EUR|
|Graduates with PhD/Teacher wit PhD||1 250,00 EUR||6 - 13 teaching/supervision hours = € 88,-/hour 14 and more hours = € 1250,-|
Anna Szathmari (CEEPUS Coordinator)
Phone: +36 1 327 30 00 (ext. 3114)
Prof. Francisca De Haan (CIII-RO-0014-18-2223: Borders and Borderlines in Cultural Anthropology in the university education / Network Coordinator)