CEEPUS

Central European Exchange Program for University Studies
     

  • Do you study in your home country and would like to spend a shorter period at a Hungarian university?
  • Are you considering applying for a full time study programme in Hungary but would like to have a taste of it first?
  • Are you a teacher and intend to give some lectures or hold a seminar at a Hungarian university?

CEEPUS mobility programme is the perfect choice for you!

CEEPUS Programme aims at promoting student and teacher mobility in Central and South-East Europe. Students can spend a study period abroad and teachers can undertake a teaching period at a partner university. These opportunities are designed to strengthen professional and personal relationships among Central European scholars. In Hungary, the programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.
  

Member countries:

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia
  

Eligibility
  

You are eligible to apply for a CEEPUS scholarship at a Hungarian higher education institution if:

- you are an enrolled student or a teacher at an accredited university/college in any of the other CEEPUS member countries
- for a student grant you need to have completed at least two semesters of your studies

Note: The home institution has the right to stipulate any further requirements for selecting the students/teachers to study/teach at a partner institution.
   

Other basic conditions for CEEPUS grants
   

  • if you hold a different citizenship but are an enrolled student or a teacher in one of the member countries, you are still eligible to apply
  • if you are a citizen of one of the member countries but study/teach in a different country (third country), you are not eligible to apply
  • applicants may not receive a grant to study/teach in their home country (country of citizenship and country of residence)
  • it is not allowed to receive a second mobility scholarship from other sources, to cover costs for the same mobility activity, destination and time period (avoiding double financing)
  • for students the duration of the study period may not exceed a total of 10 months each for the BA and MA cycle

Types of mobility

Student mobility
  

  • Eligible applicants: Bachelor, Master and PhD students
  • Length of mobility: 1 semester, 3-5 months
  • Activity during the mobility period: attending lectures and seminars, obtaining credits is obligatory, which can be supplemented with internship. The proposed activities should be described in the ’Motivation’ part of the application.
  • Student mobilities can be submitted in a network or as Freemover applications.

Short term student mobility
   

  • Eligible applicants: Bachelor, Master students who are currently working on their thesis and PhD students
  • Length of mobility: 1-2 months
  • Activity during the mobility period: consultation, research activity, laboratory work relating to the thesis/dissertation is obligatory. The topic of the thesis/dissertation and the planned activities should be described in the „Motivation” part of the application.
  • Short term student mobilities can be submitted in a network or as Freemover applications.

Teacher mobility
    

  • Mandatory teaching and/or thesis supervising activity at the host institution: minimum 6 teaching/supervising hours (lecture, seminar or consultation)
  • Lengh of stay: minimum 5 working days (which technically counts 1 scholarship month in the www.ceepus.info system)
  • Timing: teaching activity only during semesters
  • Teacher mobilities can be submitted in a network or as Freemover applications.
  • Research activities, conference visit or partner meetings, etc. cannot be the only aim of a teacher mobility

Funding
  

The funding of the programme is provided by the CEEPUS partner countries. Scholarship holders receive their CEEPUS grant from the host country; therefore, the amount is tailored to local living standards. 

In Hungary, scholarships are paid through the host university. You will receive further information about the method and timing of the payment from the host university’s CEEPUS coordinator once you are awarded a scholarship.

Click here to find the current scholarship rates in Hungary.
   

Networks
   

Mobility basically takes place in the framework of networks. If you study/teach at a university that does not participate in a CEEPUS network, you may join the programme as a Freemover.
  

Submission deadlines for CEEPUS mobility applications
   

  • Network mobility for the winter/first semester: 15th June
  • Network mobility for the summer/second semester: 31st October
  • Freemover mobility for the winter/first semester: continuously, usually starting on 1st July, open until availability
  • Freemover mobility for the summer/second semester: 30th November

Deadlines are on the same days each year.
  

How to apply

    

All CEEPUS applications are to be submitted online via www.ceepus.info.
In the case of network mobility, both the home and host institutions’ network coordinator need to support the application.

CEEPUS Freemover applicants need to find and contact the Hungarian host university themselves and obtain a Letter of Acceptance document from the host university.

We recommend to choose a host institution that already has CEEPUS activity in order to minimise administrative obstacles. A list of Hungarian institutions with CEEPUS activity can be found here.

You can also browse in the Find a study programme section.
  

​Freemover mobility
   

If you study at a university that does not participate in a CEEPUS network, you may join the programme as a freemover.  You can find the actual information about the application process here.

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