CEEPUS (exchange semester)
CEEPUS – the Central European Exchange Program for University Studies – is a multilateral exchange program for Central and Eastern Europe. The program was initiated in Austria in 1993 and aims to support academic mobility and cross-border cooperation between higher education institutions in the region.
CEEPUS cooperation activities are bundled in various subject-related networks. The CEEPUS networks, give WU students access to exchange places at prestigious universities in Central and Eastern and Southeastern Europe.
All WU students who have been nominated for a semester abroad at a CEEPUS partner university can apply for CEEPUS grants. Applications can be submitted during the application periods set by the International Office. CEEPUS funding will not be granted for a stay in the applicants' home country.
CEEPUS partner universities
16 universities in Central and Eastern Europe form part of WU's CEEPUS network. Please note that exchange places may not be available at every partner university every year.
For a complete list of available exchange places please check here.
CEEPUS network "AMADEUS"
Step 1: Apply for an exchange semester abroad during the application periods set by the International Office.
Step 2: Apply for a CEEPUS grant.
Students interested in studying abroad as part of the CEEPUS program, are required to contact the CEEPUS coordinator at WU before applying online.
Online application for the CEEPUS program: www.ceepus.info. Applicants must register on the CEEPUS website with their name and email address to get a password. With this password, you can easily check the status of your application by logging in to your online account.
After the official nomination by WU, successful applicants receive a Nomination Letter containing a Declaration of Acceptance from the Austrian CEEPUS Office.
Successful applicants also receive a Letter of Award from the CEEPUS Office in the host country. A copy of this Letter of Award as well and the Declaration of Acceptance must be returned to the Austrian CEEPUS Office.
CEEPUS grants are intended to cover the entire cost of living during the exchange semester abroad. The grants are awarded by the host countries. For the exact amounts of monthly stipends, please refer to: www.ceepus.info.
Recepients of a federal study grant may receive both a CEEPUS grant and federal financial aid for a stay abroad.
Students can also apply for a mobility allowance and a travel allowance.Upon request, a mobility allowance (200 euro) will be transferred to the CEEPUS student's bank account in monthly installments, if the exchange period abroad exceeds two months.
You can apply for travel allowence for exchange stays of 21 days or more. The amount of the travel allowance depends on the host country and is paid only once:
|Host country||Travel allowance|
|Czech Republic||EUR 60|
After the mobility
Within 8 weeks of the end of your stay abroad, the following documents must be submitted to the Austrian CEEPUS Office:
The typical workload of a full-time student during a semester is 30 ECTS credits. CEEPUS students are expected to take a similar workload at the host university in order to maintain seamless progress in their degree program at WU. Student Report – to be filled out online
Confirmation of Stay issued by the host institution upon completion of the exchange period; to be submitted online
As part of our efforts to become a carbon neutral university, we are surveying the environmental footprint of travel to and from our host universities. The more accurately we know our collective carbon footprint, the better we can take action for a sustainable future. Let us know which means of transportation you used by filling in our form. Students who want to register their IBW experience abroad can do so at the same link.