CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies) is a similar programme to ERASMUS+, but connecting Central and Eastern Europe countries and Balkans. Study and research mobilities take place either within 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.

CEEPUS Member Countries:

CEEPUS Member Countries

Students apply for mobility at their National CEEPUS Office, ie in the country where they study (FSV UK students apply at the Czech CEEPUS office even if they are not Czech citizens). 

Applicants from non-member countries submit with their application:

  1. temporary or permanent residence permit in the country where they study;
  2. confirmation from a university, in English, that they are duly enrolled for the entire duration of the study cycle.

The submission of the application and other documents during and after the mobility is handled entirely via the platform www.ceepus.infoA 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).


Deadlines for applications within the CEEPUS network Education without Frontiers for the Winter Semester 2024/2025:

to Austria: 15.4.2024

to other destinations: 15.6.2024


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:

  • short-term, 1-2 months, for the purpose of preparing a thesis
  • students can apply repeatedly

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. Within the network students and teachers can travel to the following partner universities:

  • University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria (coordinator of the network)
  • University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
  • University North (Varaždin), Croatia
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • University of Zadar, Croatia
  • University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Budapest Business School, Hungary
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • University of Pécs, Hungary
  • Széchenyi István University, Hungary
  • Eszterházy Károly University, Hungary
  • University of Sopron, Hungary
  • University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
  • Cracow University of Economics, Poland
  • The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow, Poland
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia

University of Applied Sciences Burgenland in Austria is the main university of the network Education without frontiers. During their stay at FH Burgenland students can attend courses taught in English or in German. The monthly amount of the scholarship at the University of Applied Sciences in Burgenland is 1150 Eur.

Application Process and Important Dates: 

For stays at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland:

1. Faculty call – announced by the Institute of Economic Studies:

  • Mobility in the Winter Semester 2024/2025 – application deadline: 15 April 2024.
  • Mobility in the Summer Semester 2024/2025 – application deadline: 10th October 2024.

The CEEPUS Network contact person is Dr. Lenka Šťastná. Applicants send their CV, motivation letter and transcript of records via email to lenka.stastna@fsv.cuni.cz or inbound@fsv.cuni.cz. 

2. The nominee is asked to submit the application and other documents to the partner university. For more information see here

3. Once nominated by the IES, the applicant has to register on the official CEEPUS website www.ceepus.info and submit the application within the 15th June 2024.

For stays at other universities of the network Education without frontiers:

The other universities within the network also offer a wide range of courses in English. For information kindly contact the CEEPUS coordinators of the single universities as per the list here

Internal deadlines for applications may be set differently at each university. Applicants first apply at the host university, and then they have to submit their application at www.ceepus.info within the 15th June 2024.

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 a 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

Deadlines for the application:

  • Freemover mobilities are not supported for the Winter Semester. They may be confirmed on an exceptional basis - applications may be submitted not before May 2024.
  • Mobilities during the Summer Semester 2024/2025: application deadline 30th November 2024.

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

After your return

Once back home our students share their experience abroad on the Exchange Experience Moodle platform. 


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