The University of Kragujevac recognizes the mobility of incoming and outgoing research staff and PhD students as highly significant aspect of the process of institutional development and internationalization. Therefore, it encourages and institutionally supports it, providing the assistance of its research staff through various international programmes and agreements.
Following the trends of European Research Area, the main mechanism for research mobility is Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie programme. From 2014 onwards, through this programme, scholarships for experienced and young researchers as well as new PhD studies are available.
Maria Sklodowska Curie actions seek to contribute to increasing of the attractiveness of Europe as an area that provides high-quality conditions for work and career development of young and experienced researchers, and the goal is to keep the best researchers in the European Research Area.
- Activities under this program are possible in all areas of research and innovation, from basic research and innovation services to entering the market;
- Participation is open to research and innovation staff at all stages of their careers;
- Participation is open to universities, research organizations, research infrastructures, businesses and other socio-economic actors from Europe and beyond, while respecting the terms of the specific documents for each of the sub-programs;
- It particularly encourages transnational, cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility, but also the active participation of the industrial sector, and the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises, in order to successfully realize the goals of Maria Sklodowska Curie actions and ensure the sustainability of project results after their completion.
The assistance related to the information and support for the application through MSC programme as well as through other international programmes focused on research mobility is provided by International Projects Office of the University of Kragujevac.
Phone: +381 (0)34 304-985
Academic mobility refers to students, academic and non/academic staff in the area of higher education, going to another institution of higher education in their own or a foreign country to conduct there a part of the study program (one or two semesters), that is, to teach or have training at onother HEI. Student mobility can be implemented at all levels of study (undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral studies) and staff mobility enclose academic and non-academic staff.
Exchange students/staff are participating in a formal exchange programme between their home university and the University of Kragujevac (i.e. Erasmus+, Bilateral agreements, CEEPUS, Erasmus Mundus etc.)
Erasmus Mundus programme
Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility program in the field of higher education (from 2009 to 2013), which aims to improve the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with countries outside the European Union. In addition, this program contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in countries outside the European Union and increases mobility between the EU and these countries.
The Erasmus Mundus program provides support to:
- higher education institutions that wish to implement joint programs of study at postgraduate level (Action 1) or to establish inter-institutional partnership between the EU - universities and universities from countries which are not members of the European Union (Action 2);
- students, researchers and university staff who wish to spend a study / research / teaching period in the context of some of the above mentioned joint programs or cooperation partnerships (Action 1 and 2);
Mora about the Erasmus Mundus programme can be found here.
ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTION 1 - Joint Master and PhD programs
The Erasmus Mundus Action 1 program offers the opportunity to acquire higher education in different cultural settings. Students from all over the world that have earned a bachelor's degree or master's degree may apply to some of the available Erasmus Mundus Joint Master or PhD programs.
Under Action 1, Erasmus Mundus supports Joint Programmes (Masters Courses and Joint Doctorates) that are operated by consortia of higher education institutions from the EU and (since 2009) elsewhere in the world. They provide an integrated course and joint or multiple diplomas following study or research at two or more higher education institutions.
Erasmus Mundus funds a number of scholarships for students and academics studying or teaching on Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses. Since 2010, fellowships have also been available for doctoral candidates following one of the Joint doctorates. Scholarships cover participation costs, subsistence costs, and insurance for the duration of the study period. Many students also have the right to a contribution to travel costs.
- The list of all available EM Action 1 Joint Master programmes can be found here.
- The list of all available EM Action 1 Joint PhD programmes can be found here.
Important note: From 2014 onwards, the new doctoral programs and scholarships for Phd studies will be available in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, which forms part of the program for EU Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.
ERASMUS MUNDUS ACTION 2 - Partnerships
Under Action 2, Erasmus Mundus Partnerships bring together higher education institutions from Europe and from a particular region in the world. These partnerships between EU universities and Western Balkan universities manage mobility flows between the two regions for a range of academic levels: undergraduate, masters, doctorate, post-doctorate, and for academic staff.
Within the partnerships graduates and/or final study year student can apply as a degree seeking students for the scholarship covering entire master or doctoral programs offered by the partner institutions.
Erasmus Mundus action 2 partnerships:
› From the above listed EM Action 2 programs, the University of Kragujevac participates as a partner institution in the BASILEUS and GREEN TECH WB partnerships.
› The above listed networks have been aproved in diffenert EM Action 2 selection cycles. During the life time of the project, the coordinator announces the call for application and can launch a special call for a specific target group and/or a particular type of mobility. Information about active calls are published at the website of the University of Kragujevac, as well as on the webiste of the respective partnership.
Erasmus Mundus action 2 - GREEN TECH-WB
GREEN TECH-WB is the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 program coordinated by the University of Vigo (Spain) that supports exchange of HEIs students and staff from EU and Western Balkans.
EU Partner institutions:
- Universidad de Vigo (Spain) - project coordinator
- Chimikotechnologichen i metalurgichen Universitet (Bulgaria)
- Universidad de Leon (Spain)
- Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
- Universitaet Paderborn (Germany)
- Univerza v Lјublјani (Slovenia)
- Uniwersytet ekonomiczny w Katowicach (Poland)
- University of Split (Croatia)
If you are a student or a staff member of one of the above listed institutions (Target group 1) or student/staff member of another HEIs located in those EU countries (Target group 2) you can apply for:
Available fields of Study within GREEN TECH-WB partnership:
- BA exchange - 6 months (Target group 1 only)
- MA exchage - 10 months (TG1 and TG2)
- Staff exchange (academic and non-academic) - 1 month (TG1 and TG2)
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Engineering and Energy
- Environmental Protection, Preservation of Cultural Landscape, Agriculture, Food-Processing, Forestry, Mining
- Business and Public Administration, Law and International Relations, Languages
- Tourism and Cultural Heritage
If you are interested in applying for a mobility grant join the Erasmus Mundus GreenTech-WB Social Network and request membership to the “Applicants” group: http://social-green-tech-wb.uvigo.es. There you will have access to all information and documents you need to apply. You will also find a blog where you can share your comments or questions.
For information about upcoming calls follow the news of the University of Kragujevac, as well as the internet presentation of the Green Tech WB project.
If you have additional questions, you can contact:
, Head of IRO
, Student mobility officer
CEEPUS is an acronym for "Central European Exchange Program for University Studies".
Current member countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia.
The legal basis for CEEPUS is an international Agreement signed by the member states and open for accession.
CEEPUS is based on lean management. The highest ranking decision making CEEPUS body is the Joint Committee of Ministers that meets once a year and takes all strategic decisions. Coordination, evaluation, program development and advertizing are the main tasks of the Central CEEPUS Office (consisting of only two persons). Each country has a National CEEPUS Office in charge of national implementation. In order to avoid setting up new administrative bodies, the National CEEPUS Offices are integrated into already existing structures, usually national agencies.
With CEEPUS, there is no transfer of funds: There is an internal currency of "1 scholarship month" instead. Each country pays its INCOMING students and teachers and has to pledge at least 100 scholarship months per academic year. The CEEPUS Agreement also specifies that these grants be comprehensive grants linked to the local cost of living. So far, experience has shown that this system works very well.
The main activity of CEEPUS are university networks operating joint programs ideally leading to Joint Degrees, esp. Joint Doctoral Programs. CEEPUS covers mobility grants for students and teachers in this framework.
You can see Frequently Asked Questions here
More information about CEEPUS can be find on Central CEEPUS Office Webpage
Serbian CEEPUS Office