CEEPUS - What's in a name

CEEPUS is an acronym for
"Central European Exchange Program for University Studies"

The legal basis for CEEPUS is an international Agreement signed by the member states and open for accession.

The main activity of CEEPUS are university networks operating joint programs ideally leading to Joint Degrees, esp. Joint Doctoral Programs. CEEPUS covers mobility grants for students and teachers in this framework.

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CEEPUS Member Countries and NCOs

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... In the beginning there was the region, Danube countries and beyond. A region with a common history, albeit with different takes. A region with a strong tradition of academic cooperation that finally led to the first multilateral University exchange program in the region: On Jan 1, 1995 the CEEPUS I Agreement signed by Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia entered into force. As the program proved a success, more and more countries kept joining and our objectives kept evolving: Today there are 15+ members states and CEEPUS III has entered into force on May 1, 2011. Since 1995 more than 50.000 students and teachers have been exchanged.

CEEPUS is based on innovative concepts, lean management, user friendliness and above all on the ability to sustain enthusiasm in our joint venture on all levels. We also like to take on new challenges and thus CEEPUS is looking forward to cooperation options in the framework of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region.

So, if you are hedging a vision of regional cooperation or regional exchange: turn to CEEPUS as partner to make it come to life. You are most welcome!


Elisabeth Sorantin
Secretary General


Updated procedure for the Letter of Conformation
The LoC can now be entered by the applicant and then uploaded after having it stamped and signed by the host institution. This is to phase in the new reporting procedure decided upon the Joint Committee of Ministers to start with 16/17 intended to ensure the same procedure in all member states.

UPDATE Freemover Applications 16/17 to start on July 4, 2016
Deadline: Nov 30, 2016

Network Mobility Application Round 16/17 enabled
Deadline for Summer Term is Oct 31, 2016

UCR Upload Option for nws 16/17 ENABLED again
Answering UCRs is possible again! Please use this option to already prepare for a smoother network application round 17/18!

CEEPUS III renewed until April 30, 2025
CEEPUS III has entered into force on May 1, 2011 for a period of 7 years. Following that CEEPUS III will be renewed automatically for another 7 years and so on
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