CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies) is a regional program of academic mobility. Central European exchange program entered into force on 1st December 1994, when the Treaty entered into force, signed in Budapest in 1993. Croatia signed CEEPUS in 1995 and beside Croatia, the program has traditionally involved the following countries: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia. In the academic year 2009/2010 program has approached the University of Pristina in Kosovo, and in the academic year 2011/2012 Moldova.

On 1st May 2011 CEEPUS III agreement entered into force for a period of seven years. Contract CEEPUS III has emphasis on the development of joint studies and to cooperate in the 9th priority area 'People and Skills "EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR).

CEEPUS networks

CEEPUS program primarily aims to promote mobility within the CEEPUS network. CEEPUS network consists of at least three members from at least three CEEPUS member states, where one member has a role of network coordinator. In practice, the number of members in the network is much larger. Coordinators and partners can be institutions of higher education and their components. In addition to mobility, which is achieved through the network, in the framework of CEEPUS mobility can be achieved outside the network (freemovers).

Faculty of Agrobiotechnical Sciences Osijek applied for membership in 4 networks for academic 2016/2017 year:

  • CIII-HU-0003-00-1617 - Agriculture and Environment in the 21st Century -@groen
  • CIII-SK-1018-00-1617 - Biology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences
  • CIII-SK-0405-00-1617 - Renewable energy sources
  • CIII-SK-0505-00-1617 - Rural tourism programs network


The Parties to the CEEPUS contract annually determines quota of scholarships available for incoming mobility in the currency "one month scholarship". Countries also determines the amount of scholarships for different categories of scholarship, as well as other benefits of CEEPUS scholarship program (such as free accommodation, subsidized meals, health insurance etc.). Grants are dependent on the standard of living in each country and should be sufficient for the purposes of mobility. The students are also exempt from paying tuition.

Here you can see the scholarship amounts for each country and what other benefits these scholars has in a given country. Some countries within CEEPUS covers travel expenses for their users.

More detailed information on how to participate in higher education CEEPUS networks and opportunities related to the mobility of students and teachers within the CEEPUS you can find in the International Relations Office.

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