Albania, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Slovakia. The exchange programme started in March 1995.
The CEEPUS partner countries provide the funding for the programme. Students receive their CEEPUS grant from the host country and so the amount is calculated according to local standards. Generally, financial support covers the total basic grant and, in some CEEPUS countries, an accommodation allowance and Social Security contributions also. CEEPUS students, in fact, do not pay tuition fees, but travel costs are not covered.
Student mobility is promoted through networks. A minimum of three partner Universities/Faculties/Institutes, at least two of which are located in different CEEPUS countries, are qualified to establish a network. The network, as a project consortium, applies for funding - which is designed to cover the studies and teaching activities of students, post-graduates and university teachers.
Network mobility requirements for students
- full-time student status at a Higher Education institution in the home country;
- two completed semesters;
- maximum 35 years of age;
- citizenship of a CEEPUS country;
- support of the network coordinator at the home institution.
Applying for a grant
- find an appropriate CEEPUS network at the home university
- check out the application procedures and requirements
Note: The home institution has the right to nominate the successful students from those who apply to study at a partner institution.
If you study at a university which does not participate in a CEEPUS network, you may still join the programme as a ‘Freemover’
‘Freemover’ mobility requirements for students
In addition to the application form, the following documents are required from ‘freemover’ applicants:
- A letter of acceptance from the host institution
- A letter of recommendation from the home institution
Applying for a grant
- Check whether your home institution and/or national office supports ‘freemovers’.
- Find the institution at which you wish to study
- Have the required documents signed by the home and host units at the respective universities
Special features of CEEPUS grants:
- applicants may not receive a grant to study in their home country;
- the duration of the study period is from 3 to 10 months for undergraduates;
- Ph.D. students or students working on their theses may apply for a 1 month period;
- the study period may be extended once, but may not be longer than 10 months in total;
- all CEEPUS applications are to be submitted on-line via www.ceepus.info
For the autumn semester: June 15th
For the spring semester - intra-network mobility: October 31st
For the spring semester – ‘freemover’ mobility: November 30th