Erasmus+ Study Mobility: Application process

STEP 1: Get prepared

  • Find out where you can go. You must choose a host institution which holds and Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreement with your home department at CEU. Check CEU's Erasmus website for partner institutions listed by department or by country
  • Identify your study or research area. You should check all academic requirements with your supervisor for your time abroad including confirmation of courses that you will need to study abroad
  • Check the courses that the host university offer, check the language of teaching/ assessment/ the academic calendar including exams. Ask for advise on requirements and suitable options
  • Speak to Erasmus students. Exchange experiences, best practices, tips and useful info for a better overview

STEP 2: Make a decision

  • Select your host institution - Please, note that you can apply for one university only!
  • Contact relevant faculty/department for course information and requirements

STEP 3: Prepare your application package

  • Applications can be submitted electronically through the Application Platform (Application platform will be opened soon)
  • Prepare the Study Plan (see attached at the bottom of this page): fill out the form, enter the courses you wish to attend at the host institution, sign it yourself and have it signed by your supervisor / head of department
  • Write a motivation letter providing answers to the following questions:
    • Reasons for choosing the specific host university
    • Which courses/study program would you like to attend? Why?
    • How will these courses contribute to your studies at CEU?
    • What is the expected outcome of the mobility regarding your career plans?
  • Get recommendation letters from two CEU Professors. Letters can be sent via email only by the recommender to, with a subject: "Recommendation Letter_Name of the Applicant". Contents of the recommendation letter may include:
    • The applicant's studies, skills, experiences that are relevant for the program
    • Why the applicant is suitable for the program and how can he/she benefit from it
    • Anything outstanding about the applicant, e.g. relevant beyond classroom activities, presentations, publications, previous engagements, experiences, particular talents, etc. 
    • Brief description of the applicant's personal qualities
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  • Prepare your CV

STEP 4: Submit your application package

  • Fill out and submit the online application form on the Application Platform
  • Upload all required documents to the Application Platform (make sure to have signed where necessary)
    • Study Plan
    • Motivation Letter
    • CV
    • Transcript of Records (Unofficial copy accepted)
  • Make sure that your 2 Letters of Recommendation have been sent to the Erasmus Office
  • Applications must be submitted not later than by midnight March 1, 2019
  • Late, incomplete and/or e-mailed application forms will not be considered
  • Applicants will be notified about the application decisions within five weeks after the deadline

If you have questions, comments or queries, do not hesitate to contact CEU Erasmus Office:

Ms. Dorottya Urai
Tel: +36 1 327 3000 x 2616

Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) – Erasmus Office
József Attila u. 24. 1st floor, room 1/1–103
1051 Budapest