Open call for submitting CEEPUS network applications for 2023/24

Upon conclusion of the network selection process for 2023/2024 academic year, a public call for submitting network mobility applications is open for candidates who want to carry out the academic exchange in the framework of the CEEPUS III program on public higher education institutions in the Republic of Serbia.

Interested students and academic staff can submit their applications online through the CEEPUS platform for participation in the academic exchange at partner institutions within approved networks. The deadline for network applications for mobilities planned for the winter semester of academic year 2023/24 is 15th June, and the public call for mobilities that would be carried out in the summer semester of the same academic year will be closed on 31st October.

What is CEEPUS programme?

Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies (CEEPUS III) is a Central European student and academic staff exchange programme that provides opportunities for student and teacher mobility between higher education institutions of the CEEPUS participating countries (Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Hungary, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and the Czech Republic).

CEEPUS mobility possibilities

CEEPUS program enables students to choose among the following mobility categories, depending on the academic purpose of the academic exchange and the duration of the stay:

  • Student – for students who want their mobility period to last at least 3 months and their aim is to acquire ECTS credits;
  • Short-term-student – for students who want to stay on mobility less than 3 months and aspire to do research;
  • Short-term excursions – from 3 to 6 days long stays with the aim of participating in some special activity (CEEPUS winter or summer schools).

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.

Academic staff should always apply through the Teacher category, regardless of the mobility duration. The said mobility is meant to last 5 to 30 days. Participating teachers are required to fulfill their obligations to teach or supervise for a minimum of 6 hours per workweek. Therefore, for the purpose of ensuring that the program’s objectives are met, teachers are obligated to display the teaching plan within the application.

Since every participating country provides grants for their incoming candidates, the amount and the scope of the scholarship awarded can vary depending on the country. Therefore, it is strongly recommended for candidates to get informed about the terms prior to submitting the application. The relevant information about the grant can be found in the section “Scholarshiprates” for each participating country can be found on the CEEPUS website as long with the contacts of National CEEPUS offices.

How to apply?

Applications are submitted through platform. Interested 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.

CEEPUS mobilities are mainly carried out through networks – institutional partnerships that are established with the aim of exploring a specific area of common interest for all participants.

Interested candidates should investigate prospective networks for their mobility in accordance with their academic aim, having in mind that their home institution and institution of their choice should both participate in the same network to successfully apply within this call. Candidates browse the networks by clicking on Find a network option, and then by choosing the 2023/24 academic year and home university under the University section on the CEEPUS platform, after which a list of all networks in which the university participates will be displayed.

More information…

For further information regarding the CEEPUS program, the application process, possibilities and requirements, interested candidates can check the central CEEPUS platform, especially sections Appy and How, as well as the website of the National CEEPUS Office in Serbia.