CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Program for University Studies) is an exchange academic programme in the fields of education and research which involves 15 Central-European countries:
Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (University of Pristina).
The legal basis for CEEPUS is an international Agreement signed by the member states and open for accession.

By providing funding for academic mobility, the CEEPUS agreement allows for intensification of cooperation between HEIs in different countries which are the Parties to the Agreement. It offers both teachers and students opportunities to spend a study or teaching period abroad at the partner universities.

The programme started in 1995 and now it is in its third phase  (CEEPUS III Agreement) with rising success, demonstrated by the increasing number of involved participants. The main activity of CEEPUS is university networks (created by minimum 3 universities from 3 different countries) operating joint programs. CEEPUS offers mobility grants for students and teachers in this framework. It is a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experiences among countries with a common cultural heritage and a strong background of academic cooperation.

CEEPUS Programme aims at promoting student and teacher mobility in Central and South-East Europe. Students can spend a study period abroad and teachers can undertake a teaching period at a partner university. These opportunities are designed to strengthen professional and personal relationships among Central European scholars.

CEEPUS offers:

  • short-term scholarships  as part of academic internships within the Academic Networks;
  • short-term scholarships  as part of „Freemover” scientific internships;
  • short-term scholarships  as part of summer schools and intensive courses.

CEEPUS scholarships are granted to:

  • students,
  • doctoral students,
  • researchers.

Scholarship rates Academic year 2020/21 (INCOMINGS):

Bachelor (1st cycle) student and uniform Master student 1-3 year 1 250,00 PLN Basic medical insurance (optional if needed paid from scholarship).
Master student (2nd cycle) and uniform Master student 4-6 year 1 500,00 PLN Basic medical insurance (optional if needed paid from scholarship).
PhD student (3rd cycle) or Teacher with Master Degree 2 200,00 PLN Basic medical insurance (optional if needed paid from scholarship).
Teacher with PhD Degree 3 000,00 PLN Basic medical insurance (optional if needed paid from scholarship).
Bachelor (1st cycle) student and uniform Master student 1-3 year – VIRTUAL 625,00 PLN For accepted and granted virtual mobility in Poland.
Master student (2nd cycle) and uniform Master student 4-6 year – VIRTUAL 750,00 PLN For accepted and granted virtual mobility in Poland.
PhD student (3rd cycle) or Teacher with Master Degree – VIRTUAL 1 100,00 PLN For accepted and granted virtual mobility in Poland.
Teacher with PhD Degree – VIRTUAL 1 500,00 PLN For accepted and granted virtual mobility in Poland.

Kielce University of Technology is actively engaged in the CEEPUS Agreement. The University coordinator is Prof. Stanisław Adamczak.

In the academic year 2020/21 Kielce University of Technology and its three Faculties take part in the CEEPUS networks:

  • Faculty of Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering
    Coordinator contact: Prof. Krzysztof Stępień, email: k.stepien@tu.kielce.pl
    CIII-PL-0007-16-2021 „Metronet -network for novel measuring and manufacturing technologies” – Coordinating institution:  Kielce University of Technology
    CIII-CZ-0201-13-2021 (Umbrella) Knowledge Bridge for Students and Teachers in Manufacturing Technologies – Coordinating institution: Technical university of Ostrava
    CIII-HR-0108-14-2021 „Concurrent Product and Technology Development -Teaching, Research and Implementation of Joint Programs Oriented in Production and Industrial Engineering”  – Coordinating institution: University of Rijeka
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics and Computer Science
    Coordinator contact: dr inż. Katarzyna Ciosk, email: kciosk@tu.kielce.pl
    CIII-PL-1509-01-2021
    “Internet of Things and Teleinformatics –ITT network”  – Coordinating institution:  Kielce University of Technology
    CIII-BG-0722-04-1516  “Computer Aided Design of Automated Systems for Assembling”  – Coordinating institution: Technical university of Sofia
  • Faculty of Environmental, Geomatic and Energy Engineering
    Coordinator contact: dr hab. inż. Łukasz Orman, email: orman@tu.kielce.pl
    CIII-SK-0405-12-2021
    (Umbrella) „ Renewable Energy Sources” – Coordinating institution: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

All procedures, information and rules of application can be found www.nawa.gov.pl and www.ceepus.info