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Mundus MAPP

Admissions requirements

Mundus MAPP is open to both European and overseas (third country national) students. Mundus scholarships are provided for the best eligible applicants by the European Commission.

Educational Background:

For all tracks of the program, candidates need to have a Bachelors degree comprising at least three years of studies at a recognized university or institute of higher education. Applicants must have obtained at least class 2.2 (Lower Second), B or equivalent but preferably class 2.1 (Upper Second), B+ or equivalent. Normally applicants with a degree in any of the social sciences or equivalent are given preference. Candidates with a Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences or Engineering are not eligible to apply.

For IBEI tracks (CEU-IBEI, ISS-IBEI), according to the regulations of the Spanish Ministry of Education, applicants need to have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher education (within or outside the European Higher Education Area), provided that this undergraduate degree grants access to master’s level studies in the country in which the undergraduate degree diploma was issued. 

Fluency in English:

Mundus MAPP does not require a language certificate from applicants from the following countries, provided that they have received a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree taught exclusively in English:

Australia, Botswana, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda (English-speaking region), South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, UK, USA and Zambia.

Applicants from countries other than these may request a waiver from the English language admissions requirement if they completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree taught exclusively in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

All other applicants will need to provide evidence of their English language skills with any one of the following test scores:

  • TOEFL (Paper version; taken within two years of the application deadline) 580 or above;
  • TOEFL (Internet version; taken within two years of the application deadline) 92 or above;
  • IELTS – Academic (taken within two years of the application deadline) 6.5 or above;
  • Cambridge Proficiency Examination (taken within 5 years of the application deadline) C or above;
  • Cambridge Advanced English Test (taken within 5 years of the application deadline) B or above.

Although Spanish is not a requirement for mobility tracks involving IBEI, basic knowledge of Spanish is recommended as some electives may only be available in Spanish.

High motivation and interest in European and international public policy:

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant work experience.

How to apply

Admissions to Mundus MAPP are centrally administered by Central European University in Vienna. Qualitative assessment of the candidates is performed jointly by the four consortium universities. Please note that only applications submitted to CEU in the way detailed below will be considered. It is not possible to apply to Mundus MAPP universities other than CEU.

Before starting the process please read our Guidelines for the Mundus MAPP Admissions Process.

Candidates are required to fill in an online application form. You may only apply to one of the following mobility tracks:

  • CEU-IBEI track – Global Public Policy specialization
  • CEU-York track – European Public Policy specialization
  • ISS-IBEI track – Political Economy and Development specialization
  • ISS-York track – Governance and Development specialization

Besides submitting the online application form candidates will be required to upload supporting documentation which are listed here.

Further information on formal requirements regarding the official documents is available on CEU’s admission’s pages, with the applicable requirements as outlined here.

For queries please write to mundusmapp@ceu.edu. Please note that the consortium receives a high number of queries to this email address and therefore it may take some time to receive an answer – please be patient.

Admissions calendar

Application for the 2021-2023 academic course will open in November. Admission deadlines will be posted soon

More information at: http://www.mundusmapp.org/