CEEPUS

CEEPUS

CEEPUS

CEEPUS incoming mobility

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About CEEPUS

CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies) is an exchange academic programme in the fields of education and research which involves 15+ Central-European countries, that offers both teachers and students opportunities to spend a study or teaching period abroad at the partner universities of CEEPUS Member Countries, including participation in special courses and summer universities. CEEPUS scholarship holders are granted exemption of tuition fees at the host institutions.

CEEPUS Member Countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Poland, Prishtina/Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary

The main activity of CEEPUS is university networks - created by minimum 3 universities from 3 different countries - operating joint programs on special subject fields. CEEPUS offers mobility grants for students and teachers in this framework. It is a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experiences among countries with a common cultural heritage and a strong background of academic cooperation.

ELTE is a member of 10 networks in 2019/20 and 12 networks in 2020/21.

If your home institution is not part of a CEEPUS network that has a relevant scientific topic for you, you can choose to submit a Freemover application. Freemover applications can be financed only when the CEEPUS networks did not use their quota and there are still free scholarship months. Therefore, this option is usually available for the second semester. For the first semester, a limited number of Freemover scholarships are usually available of which the National CEEPUS Office publishes information on their website at the beginning of summer. 

Who are eligible to apply?

  • Students and faculty members of an eligible CEEPUS University that are citizens of a CEEPUS member state.
  • Students/teachers who do not have the citizenship of a CEEPUS member state but have been enrolled as a student/have employment as a teacher at a higher education institution in a CEEPUS member country, are eligible to apply under the same conditions. Upon submitting their online application, they have to upload the ’Equal Status’ document that proves their status at the home institution (e.g. Certificate of Enrolment in English/ first page of work contract in English).
  • For students, to have 2 completed semesters until the mobility period, and active student status at the home university during the mobility period.
  • It is not allowed to submit an application to the country of citizenship (Hungarian citizenship is not acceptable when submitting an application to Hungary – dual citizens may use their other citizenship) and to the 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), therefore:
  • Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship holders are not eligible for CEEPUS Scholarship

How to apply?

Deadlines for individual mobility:

  • Network mobility
    • Autumn semester: 15th June
    • Spring semester: 31st October
  • Freemover mobility:
    • Autumn semester: continuously, usually starting on 1st July, open until availability.
    • Spring semester: 30th November

Categories of mobility grants

  • Student (S):
    • 118.000 HUF / month
    • If you are a Bachelor, Master or PhD student and you want to stay AT LEAST for 1 full semester.
    • Length of mobility: 3-5 months (full months with min. 16 days in the last month).
    • Activity during the mobility period: attending lectures and seminars, obtaining credits is 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 (ST):
    • 118.000 HUF / month
    • Bachelor, Master students who are currently working on their thesis and PhD students, who want to stay for LESS than 3 months.
    • Length of mobility: 1-2 months (min. 21 days).
    • 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.
    • Student mobilities can be submitted in a network or as Freemover applications.
  • Teacher (T): 
    • 130.000 HUF / month
    • If you are a teacher, please always choose ONLY THIS category, no matter how long you want to stay.
    • 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
    • Research activities, conference visit or partner meetings, etc. cannot be the only aim of a teacher mobility.
  • Short Term Excursion (STE): 
    • 118.000 HUF / month
    • Length of mobility: 3-5 days
    • Activity during the mobility period: participating at an excursion organised by the host institutions’ coordinator.
    • Short term excursion applications can only be submitted within a CEEPUS network.

Uploading documents

Network mobility applicants do not have to attach any documents to their application, however, if they are not citizens of a CEEPUS member country, they have to upload an ’Equal Status’ document (e.g. Certificate of Enrolment in English/ first page of work contract in English).

Freemover students have to upload the letter of acceptance and the letter of recommendation. You will find both on your mobility desktop. 

  • Freemover Letter of Acceptance – a document issued by the Hungarian host institution about their willingness to receive you as an exchange student. At ELTE, the faculty administration is responsible for signing the document. If you are unable to determine, which faculty you should write to, you can also write an e-mail to erasmus@elte.hu, stating your name, your subject field, your home university and the planned mobility period.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation – issued by lecturers of the home university

Freemover teachers have to upload the Teachers’ Letter – a document issued by the host institution about their willingness to recieve you as a guest teacher. At ELTE, the departmental coordinators are responsible for signing the document. Please contact the faculty administration or write an e-mail to erasmus@elte.hu, stating your name, your subject field, your home university and the planned mobility period.

You can download the blankets from the official website of CEEPUS. All documents have to be signed and stamped. Other forms are not acceptable.


Further information via CEEPUS website and Tempus Public Foundation website.

With specific questions regarding Eötvös Loránd University and CEEPUS Grant payment procedure, please contact Ms Orsolya Pósch at erasmus@elte.hu. Educational/academic issues are to be discussed with the faculty or Network/Academic Coordinators.

Marija Papić

Marija Papić

Study program: Educational Science
Country: Serbia
Scholarship:

CEEPUS Freemover

Period of studies at ELTE: 2018.02.05 - 2018.06.11