CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies) is a Central European student and academic staff exchange programme whose headquarters are in Vienna, Austria.

This programme provides opportunities for student and teacher mobility with the main aim of improving education at higher education institutions. CEEPUS offers exchanges in the form of credit mobility, research visits, teaching provision, and participation in excursions and summer/summer schools.

The CEEPUS member states are Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Hungary, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and the Czech Republic.

CEEPUS was established in 1994, and more than 82.000 student and academic staff exchanges have been organised through this programme. The current third cycle of the

CEEPUS programme has been extended in 2018, and is planned to last until 2025. In the September 2023, the new CEEPUS IV agreement was signed, extending the program for an additional seven years, from 2025 to 2032.

The duration of candidate’s mobility is directly linked to the type and category of mobility for which the candidate is applying. In general, CEEPUS allows longer stays of one or two semesters for students in credit mobility, but also short-term stays lasting up to three months, with the aim of conducting research and writing a master’s or a doctoral thesis, as well as so-called short-term excursions such as winter and summer schools (lasting up to 6 days). As regards teaching mobility, it can last for a minimum of five working days with obligatory 6 hours of lecturing or mentoring per week, but the lecturer will often stay as long as one month.

The amount that each country allocates to inward mobility scholarship holders is defined in line with the economic standards of the respective country. In the Republic of Serbia, the monthly scholarship for inward students mobilities amounts to 40,000 RSD per scholarship month, whereas the scholarship for teachers mobilities amounts to 50,000 RSD per scholarship month. Apart from the scholarship, there is a possibility of arranged accommodation in available dormitories, eating at affordable prices in the cafeteria, and using emergency medical aid – comprehensive information regarding different aspects of CEEPUS mobility in Serbia are available in the national general information package.

Detailed information, application procedure and required documents are available on the website of the CEEPUS programme.