Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies (CEEPUS) is a regional programme covering mobility grants for students and teachers. The Middle European exchange programme has started its implementation on 1 December 1994 after the CEEPUS Agreement had entered into force, signed in Budapest in 1993. Croatia signed the CEEPUS Agreement in 1995 while the other member countries are the following: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia. In the 2009/2010 academic year the University of Priština from Kosovo joined the programme while Moldova joined in the 2011/2012 academic year.
On 1 May 2011 the CEEPUS III Agreement entered into force for the period of seven years. The CEEPUS III Agreement puts an emphasis on the development of joint studies and on collaboration within the 9th priority area “People and skills” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.
The main objective of the CEEPUS programme is promoting mobilities within the CEEPUS networks. The CEEPUS network includes at least three members from at least two CEEPUS member countries, while one member is also the network coordinator. In effect, number of members in a network is much higher. Higher education institutions and their constituents can be coordinators or partners. Besides network mobilities, CEEPUS also offers mobilities outside the networks (freelancers, or freemovers).
Signatory countries of the CEEPUS Agreement each year determine a quote of available scholarships for incoming mobilities amounting “one-month scholarship”. Countries also determine scholarship amounts for different categories of students receiving a scholarship as well as all other rights of CEEPUS students receiving a scholarship (such as free accommodation, subsidized students meals, health insurance). Scholarships amounts depend on life standards for each country and they need to suffice for the needs of a mobility. Students are also exempt from paying the studying tuitions.
Here you can see scholarships amounts for each country as well as read the rights of CEEPUS students receiving a scholarship for each country. Some signatory countries of the CEEPUS Agreement also cover travel expenses for their students who are receiving a scholarship.
For more information on participation of higher education institutions in the CEEPUS networks and possibilities related to students and teachers mobilities within CEEPUS, please visit Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes
National CEEPUS Office
Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes
PH: +385 (0)1 500 5635
FAX:+385 (0) 1 5005 699