Central European Exchange Program for University Studies
If you want to spend a shorter period at a Hungarian university, the CEEPUS mobility programme is a perfect choice. As a teacher, you may also have the opportunity to give some lectures or hold a seminar at a Hungarian university with Ceepus. Apply now and discover new academic perspectives!
Application deadline for the winter semester: 15th June
Application deadline for the summer semester: 31st October
CEEPUS Programme promotes 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.
Who can apply?
Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
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
Mobility 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.
- Eligible applicants: Bachelor, Master and PhD students
- Length of mobility: 1 semester, 3-5 months
- Activity during the mobility period: attending lectures and seminars, and obtaining credits are obligatory, which can be supplemented with an 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's 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, and laboratory work relating to the thesis/dissertation are 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.
- Mandatory teaching and/or thesis supervising activity at the host institution: minimum 6 teaching/supervising hours (lecture, seminar or consultation)
- Length 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 visits or partner meetings, etc. cannot be the only aim of a teacher's mobility
If you study at a university without a CEEPUS network, you may join the programme as a freemover. You can find the actual information about the application process HERE!
The CEEPUS partner countries provide the funding for the programme. 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.
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 coordinators 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 choosing a host institution that already has CEEPUS activity to minimise administrative obstacles. A list of Hungarian institutions with CEEPUS activity can be found here.
In Hungary, the programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation. Check out the website for more detailed information about the requirements of the Ceepus programme.
Submission deadlines for 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.
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