Freemover mobility grants: Apply for the CEEPUS program 2023/2024 academic year

Application round for freemover mobilities is now open. This open call gives the opportunity to candidates who could not find adequate network in the previous application round to still participate in the CEEPUS academic exchange. The deadline for submitting the applications is November 30th.

In addition to network-based exchanges that are carried out through CEEPUS networks, the program provides the opportunity to apply as a freemover candidate. Freemover mobilities are designed for candidates whose home and desired host institution do not participate in the same network, but both institutions are eligible to participate in the CEEPUS program.

While most CEEPUS countries accept incoming freemover mobilities only in the summer semester, Serbia will accept incoming freemover applications for the winter term 2023/2024 as well, but to a limited extent.

Searching for mobility opportunities

To find mobility opportunities, candidates should search for CEEPUS networks, which will allow them to assess whether they should apply for a grant as a network or freemover candidate. To search for mobility opportunites, it is necessary to click on the Find button, which can be found on the front page of the CEEPUS platform. More information can be found on our website in sections CEEPUS Networks and How to apply.

Categories of CEEPUS mobility grants

Students who had successfully completed two semesters of a regular course of studies are eligible to apply for within one of following categories:

  • Students: scholarships for regular semester activities with the aim of acquiring ECTS credits are awarded for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 10 months.
  • Short-term students:stays shorter than 3 months are only be permitted for students working on their theses or dissertations.
  • Short-term excursions: group activities (summer/winter schools) lasting up to 7 days.

All students who participate in the academic exchange are obligated to indicate the purpose of their mobility in the motivation section of the application in order to fully demonstrate the academic value of their exchange.

Teachers always apply for mobility within the Teacher category, regardless of the duration of their stay. However, their stays must be at least 5 days long and with the requirement to teach or supervise at least 6 hours per work week.

The exact titles and respective hours of teaching activities must be listed in teacher mobility application prior to receiving the grant.

Application process for CEEPUS mobility

Applications are submitted through platform. All candidates are obliged to register on the CEEPUS platform (in case they do not already have an active account); then, by clicking on Create new application, they will initiate the application process.

Freemover students need to prepare the following documents prior to their application:

When applying as a freemover candidate, teaching staff must obtain:

All candidates who do not hold a citizenship of any of the participating CEEPUS countries, but are enrolled as student or employed as teaching stuff at a CEEPUS university, can apply for mobility grant under special conditions. For more information, see question Can I apply for a CEEPUS grant if I do not have the citizenship of a CEEPUS member state?


Each participating country offers grants to incoming candidates. Therefore, the amount and extent of the scholarship may differ depending on the country. Detailed information regarding the grant, including scholarship rates, can be accessed on the CEEPUS website under the Scholarshiprates section for each participating country.

Additional information about the CEEPUS programme

Additional information about the programme can be found on the CEEPUS platform, as well as in the HOW section. Further information about CEEPUS programme in Serbia is also available on the website of the National CEEPUS Office in Serbia. For all inquiries regarding student and teacher mobility via the CEEPUS programme in Serbia, please contact the National CEEPUS Office in Serbia at