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What is CEEPUS?

CEEPUS stands for Central European Exchange Program for University Studies, it is an exchange program with countries from Central and South-Eastern Europe. The following countries take part:

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Bosnia herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Northern Macedonia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Kosovo: Universities Prishtina, Prizren and Peja

Networks & partner institutions

At CEEPUS, you can choose either a partner institution or a network for your mobility.

Networks are associations of institutes of at least 3 universities from at least 2 different countries. If you are interested in a network, you can contact the relevant contact person mentioned in the list below. You can only study at a partner institution abroad through a CEEPUS network in which the University of Graz is involved.

If you do not want to stay within a network but at a partner institution, you can also apply for a scholarship as a free mover. You will only receive a scholarship as a free mover if not all network spots are used.

Current networks

Network Participating institute @ UG Contact
Bioethics Moral Theology Mag. Dr. Johann Platzer
Borders and Borderlines in Cultural Anthropology in the university education  (Umbrella Network – restricted mobility) History O.Univ. Prof. Dr. Karl Kaser 
Central European Knowledge Alliance for teaching, Learning & Research in Pharmaceutical Technology (CEKA Pharm Tech) Pharmaceutical Sciences Univ.-Prof. DDr. Andreas Zimmer
CESEENet - Central, East and South-East European PhD Network in Management and Economics (Umbrella Network – restricted mobility) Accounting and Reporting Univ.-Prof. DDr. Georg Schneider
Education of Modern Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods Chemistry Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Kalcher
FISH (French, Italian, Spanish) - Romance Languages and Cultures - Strategies of Communication and Culture Transfer in Central Europe Romance Studies Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Schneider
GEOREGNET Geography Dr. Josef Gspurning
Inter-American Studies Center for Inter-American Studies Dr. Christian Cwik
Neuroshare: Sharing Tools and Expertise in Behavioral Neuroscienc Psychology Ferenc Kemeny, PhD
Novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to complex genetic disorders Pharmaceutical Sciences Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Adelheid Brantner
Philosophy and Interdisciplinarity Philosophie DDr. Daniela Camhy
Slavic Philology and its Cultural Contexts Slavic Studies Svitlana Antonyuk, MA. PhD

Sociology for Societies - Understanding Socio-Cultural Changes in Contemporary Societies (Umbrella Network – restricted mobility)

Sociology Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Katharina Scherke
Teaching and Learning Bioanalysis Pharmaceutical Sciences Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Schmid
Training and research in environmental chemistry and toxicology Chemistry Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Walter Gössler

Application process

As a first step, please contact the network coordination of the University of Graz. You will find the contact persons at the institutes above at the section "Networks".

The application for the CEEPUS scholarship is only possible at the website of the CEEPUS network.

  • you have completed at least 2 semesters in the field of study with which you apply
  • Nationality of a CEEPUS Member State or an Equal Status Document
  • you are enrolled for a full degree at the University of Graz
  • Destination country is not the home country
  • Duration of stay is at least 3 and a maximum of 10 months 
    Attention:Shorter stays are only possible within the framework of bachelor's/master's theses, dissertations and summer schools!

  • short stays (excursions of at least 3 days)
  • longer stays up to 10 months

The folllowing categories of stay exist:

  1. Student:
    For "undergraduates" (=Bachelor level) Minimum stay: 3 months, maximum stay: 10 months
  2. Student - short term
    1-2 months for writing thesis (Bachelor's/Master's thesis, dissertation)
  3. Summer Schools (organized by the host institution)
    6-20 days
  4. Student Mobility - short term excursion
    3-10 days excursion organized by the home or host institution

  • Exemption from tuition fees at the University of Graz and and host university
  • Full scholarship provided by host country (based on the cost of living of the respective country)
  • For stays longer than 2 months: grant of EUR 200,-/month
  • After submission of the final report and required proof of success, additional travel expenses for stays longer than 21 days will be granted

  • 31 October: for stays in the summer semester
  • November 30: for Free Mover stays
  • 15 June: for stays in the winter semester or academic year

You have to apply online at www.ceepus.info

Once you have registered (name, e-mail address), you will receive a password that will also help you track the status of your application. In the case of network mobility, the nomination is made by the network coordinators.

For more information:

After the application

If you have been selected for a CEEPUS scholarship, the programme officer of the Office for International Relations will, among other things, exempt you from the tuition fees of the University of Graz. However, the scholarship/grant is paid out through the CEEPUS network, not through the University of Graz.

If you were not selected, we will send you information about further possibilities to realize your stay abroad.

For more information:


Vanja Müller


Universitätsplatz 3/ground floor
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 1242

Mon - Fri: 9.30 - 12.00
Wed: 13.00 - 15.00 (during the semester)
Mon-Thu: 10-12.00 (during holidays)

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