General Information

General Information

Under CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies) —, teachers and students can participate in exchange studies, internships, and short visits to universities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The programme provides scholarships for studies and internships ranging from 3 days up to 10 months for students and without restrictions for PhD students.
The programme was founded in 1995 in Vienna, Austria by several countries, including Bulgaria. At present universities from sixteen member states (Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Northern Macedonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Hungary, Croatia, Montenegro and the Czech Republic) participate in the programme.
CEEPUS is administered online from Vienna, Austria, where its headquarters are located. Its activities are funded and directed by the Ministers of Education of the member countries on the basis of intergovernmental agreement.


MU-Plovdiv is a member of the following network:

CIII-AT-0042-15-1920: Image Processing, Information Engineering & Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange, with institutional co-ordinator Assoc. Prof. Maria Spassova, PhD, MD (

The network coordinator is Prof. Erich Sorantin from the Medical University of Graz, Austria. Network members are:

• Medical University of Vienna, Austria
• FH JOANNEUM – University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria
• Universities in Zagreb and Rijeka, Croatia
• Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
• Universities in Szeged and Debrecen, Hungary
• Universities of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Brasov, Timisoara and Arad, Romania
• Universities in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Novi Pazar, Serbia
• The University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Universities in Northern Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Poland, etc.

For more information about network members and their contact information, and a complete description of the network: (Sorted by CPNR -> Academic Year Section 2019/2020 -> CIII-AT-0042-15-1920).
You can also download the network description here.
You can choose a university outside the network as Freemovers (see list of universities by country:, Sorted by University Section -> Academic Year 2019/2020 -> country).


For information on the terms and size of the scholarship in each country: (CEEPUS Member Countries and NCOs section -> country).
Scholarships are received from the host country’s ministry upon arrival.

Travel expenses

Travel expenses of outgoing students and PhD students are reimbursed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria (
You can find the English translation of the terms of reimbursal Here.