CEEPUS

CEEPUS

CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies) is a similar programme to ERASMUS+, but connecting countries mainly of Central and Eastern Europe and Balkans and focussing on regional cooperation within the networks of participating universities. Study and research mobilities take place in so-called thematic networks with specific partners or it is also possible to apply for individual mobility (the freemover format) to any university participating in the CEEPUS programme. Financial support is provided by the National CEEPUS Office (NCO) of host countries. 

CEEPUS Member Countries:

CEEPUS Member Countries

The programme has its own web platform: www.ceepus.info. The submission of the application and other documents during and after the mobility is handled entirely via the platform.  

A very useful source of information mapping the application process and other obligations can be found at

FAQ on the official platform.

Further information can be also found on the webpage of the National CEEPUS Office of the Czech Republic that is operated by The Centre for International Cooperation in Education (DZS).

CONDITIONS FOR APPLICANTS

Conditions valid for students of all study cycles:

  • ​The student must be enrolled in a full-time study program (Bachelor, Master or PhD.).
  • It is not possible to apply for a scholarship to the student’s country of citizenship.
  • Scholarships can be used for practical training or for the preparation of a degree or doctoral thesis, but not for research.
  • The student must be a citizen of a CEEPUS member country or have an Equal Status (a residence permit in a CEEPUS member country).
  • No age restrictions.   

Students of Bachelor or Master programs:

  • must have completed 2 semesters of a full-time study.
  • minimal duration: 3 months.
  • maximum duration: 10 months.
  • for shorter periods than 3 months, the reason must be specified at the field Motivation.  

Students of Doctoral programs:

  • minimal duration: 21 days
  • maximum duration: 10 months

Scholarship assignment: 

  • The scholarship is funded by the hosting university.
  • The amount of the grant is different for each member country. For information about the amount agreed for each country click on the flags at www.ceepus.info
  • The sending university can refund the travel expenses for the scholarship. For further information please contact the CEEPUS contact person at your university or at the National CEEPUS office.

Mobility within Thematic Networks

The Institute of Economic Studies FSV UK is a member of the network CIII-AT-0050-15-1920 / CIII-AT-0050-16-2021 Education Without Frontiers. The student mobility is offered to the partner university in Austria:

University of Applied Sciences Burgenland

Application Process and Important Dates: 

1. Faculty call – announced by IES, 1 placement per term 

  • Mobility in WT – call announced: April
  • Mobility in STapplication deadline: October, 23rd 

2. The successful candidate of the Faculty call is nominated by the International Office to the partner university:

  • Mobility in WT – nomination deadline: May, 1st
  • Mobility in ST – nomination deadline: October, 31st

3. The nominee has to register on the official CEEPUS website www.ceepus.info and submit the application in order to receive the CEEPUS scholarship

  • Mobility in WT – scholarship application deadline: June, 15th
  • Mobility in ST – scholarship application deadline: October, 31st

At this stage applicants don't need to attach any other documents to the registration form (letter of acceptance of the host university and letters of recommendation from the home university).

4. The nominee is asked to submit the application and other requested documents (letter of acceptance of the host university and two letters of recommendation from the home universityto the partner university. For more information see here

  •  Mobility in WT – nomination deadline: May, 15th
  •  Mobility in ST – nomination deadline: November, 15th

FREEMOVER mobility

Application Process and Important Dates:

1. Finding the host institution

Finding the host institution is entirely on students themselves. Participating universities can be found on the official CEEPUS webpage: www.ceepus.info and all participating countries have the National CEEPUS Office (NCO) that shall provide more information for applicants.

2. Receiving preliminary Letter of Acceptance and registration at the CEEPUS webpage

Before a student is able to apply for the CEEPUS scholarship, he/she shall obtain a (Letter of Acceptance) from the host university. The document is accessible from the official CEEPUS webpage: www.ceepus.info. The applicant is obliged to register on the webpage and submit other required documents.

3. Submitting the application for the CEEPUS scholarship

The deadline for the application:

  • Mobility WT: the applications can be submitted from May, 1st usually, however, freemover mobilities are often less supported in WT so it is highly recommended to inquire that at the host country (contact NCO in the host country)
  • Mobility ST: deadline November, 30th

More information regarding the freemover application and the mobility conditions can be found here.

CONTACT

For more information about mobilities via thematic networks:

Contact person at IES: Lenka Šťastná, Ph.D., e-mail: stastna@fsv.cuni.cz

Contact person at the International Office: Ms Antonella Kopic Bernardon, e-mail: - inbound@fsv.cuni.cz

 

For more information about individual mobilities (CEEPUS freemovers):

Contact person at the International Office: Ms Antonella Kopic Bernardon, e-mail: - inbound@fsv.cuni.cz