Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies (CEEPUS) aims at regional cooperation within a network of universities. In addition to Central Europe, it covers also South-Eastern Europe.
- CEEPUS focuses on specifics of the Central-European region and it contributes to European integration.
- Member states: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldavia, Poland, Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia; Pristina-Kosovo is also involved.
- Students and teachers of public universities can take advantage of the programme.
- It is possible to get involved in the programme within the network of universities, or individually (as a freemover). Activities within the networks are emphasized.
- The aim of the programme is creation of a Central-European university network based on individual networks.
- VSE is involved in the Amadeus network that was established in the academic year 1994/1995 and that is coordinated by the Vienna University of Economics and Business / Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.
How students of VSE can get involved
- To gain one of the spots assigned to VSE within the frame of the network. If such spot becomes available, the International Office will publish this information on its website in the news section.
- As a freemover. Such student is not selected in the selection procedure organized by the International Office. The student must address the foreign university, at which he would like to study, individually. After that, he/she will register online on the CEEPUS website.
ad 1) Selection procedure organized by the International Office for spots assigned to VSE within the frame of the network
Students of VSE who, in the respective level of study, have not been sent to study abroad with the financial support provided or mediated by VSE (e.g. on exchange programme or as a freemover with the financial support of VSE), nor have they used another scholarship spot assigned to VSE as part of a certain quota, can take part in the selection procedure. Students of higher level of bachelor study or of the first year of master study usually can take part in the selection procedure. Further conditions will be specified.
ad 2) Freemover within the frame of the CEEPUS programme
Students applying individually outside the CEEPUS networks, i.e. as a freemover:
- Students must apply online via ceepus.info.
- The application deadline for the following summer semester is November 30.
- Supporting documents:
- “CEEPUS Letter of Acceptance” from the host university, waving the obligation of the student to pay potential tuition fees
- “CEEPUS – Letter of Recommendation” – two letters of recommendation (one signed by the Vice-dean for International Relations, one signed by the Vice-dean for Academic Affairs of the respective faculty)
- Learning Agreement – i.e. confirmation that the study abroad will be recognized by the home university (the responsible person for signing the Learning Agreement is the Vice-dean for Academic Affairs or the Vice-dean for International Relations of the respective faculty)
- Brief description of the content of the study abroad stay in the field Motivation in the application form
- More details can be found on the website of the National CEEPUS Office: https://www.dzs.cz/en/ceepus-8/.
Financial Support (Scholarship)
- Scholarship is intended for accommodation and food and it is paid in the host country.
- The amount of scholarship is set for each country separately. For more information about scholarship for a specific country, click on the corresponding flag at https://ceepus.info/#nbb.
- Students do not receive any scholarship from VSE.
- The sending university only reimburses the cost of the journey back home. The student has to submit the original of the travel document to his coordinator at the International Office and this amount is then transferred to the student’s bank account.
Experience of previously outgoing students
Reports of previously outgoing students about their study abroad are to be found in the students’ reports database in InSIS.
- Centre for International Cooperation in Education (DZS)
- International Office at VSE: contact person Radka Vaváková
- Website of the CEEPUS Programme