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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.

Minimum requirements are:

Bachelor's degree (completed at least three years of undergraduate study - normally at least with Second class Honours);

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 of the following exams, with the minimum grades stated below: 

  • TOEFL (Paper version; taken on/after January 15, 2016) 580 or above;
  • TOEFL (Internet version; taken on/after January 15, 2016) 92 or above;
  • International English Language Test (IELTS; taken on/after January 15, 2016) 6.5 or above;
  • Cambridge Proficiency Examination (taken on/after January 15, 2013) C or above;
  • Cambridge Advanced English Test (taken on/after January 15, 2013) B or above.

Although Spanish is no longer a requirement for mobility tracks involving IBEI, basic knowledge of Spanish is recommended as some electives will 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 the Central European University in Budapest. 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.

Candidates are required to fill in an online application form.

Besides submitting the online application form candidates will be required to upload supporting documentation. The list of these documents and the relevant forms are available on the Prospective Students part of the Mundus Mapp website.

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 

November 12, 2017, 23:59 PM Central European Time (CET)
First application deadline for applicants who do not wish to be considered for financial aid and request an early admission decision.

December 13, 2017
Early application decisions are communicated by this date at the latest.

January 15, 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)
Application deadline for applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid.

February 1, 2018    
Results of formal review available in SITS

February 05, 2018
Appeals for formal review may be submitted until this date.

February 23, 2018
Results of first academic review available in SITS/via email

February 28, 2018    
Appeals for academic review may be submitted until this date

March 28, 2018
Merit lists finalised

March 29, 2018    
Final admissions results available in SITS/via email

April 05, 2018
Appeals for final decisions

May 03, 2018    
Final application deadline for applicants who do not wish to be considered for financial aid

May 24, 2018    
Admission decision on May applicants

Enrolment Confirmation Forms will be sent out to admitted candidates who confirm their intention to enrol in the program. Accepted students will be expected to return their signed Enrollment Confirmation Forms, pay their deposit and provide official copies of their full academic records to confirm their enrollment.

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