Mundus MAPP is open to both European and third country national students.
Minimum requirements are:

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. 

High motivation and interest in European and international public policy, assessed thruogh a statement of purpose

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;
  • IELTS Indicator (Temporary until testing sites re-open) 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;
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic; not older than five years at the time of application) 59 or above;
  • Euroexam Academic pass.

If you want to be considered for the EMJMD scholarship please submit your English language certificate until February 28, 2021.

Work experience is not an eligibility requirement but candidates with relevant work experience will be given preference.


There are two types of EMJMD scholarships based on the residency of selected applicants:

I) Programme Country scholarships:
for selected applicants who are citizens of one of the countries of the European Union, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia or Turkey.

II) Partner Country scholarships:
for selected applicants from all other countries (who are citizens of one of the countries not listed above), provided that they are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Programme Countries listed above.

In order for us to determine the type of scholarship you are eligible you are required to submit the following document as part of the online application form:

Applicants to EMJMD scholarship must submit a scanned copy of an official document that certifies residence. The residence certificate needs to be issued in accordance with your municipality’s normal registration rules. It must be an officially notarized copy in English or an official English translation of the original document and must have been issued within 12 months before the application deadline. 

Proof of country of residency is required in calculating the grant. Each applicants place of residence will normally be verified based on the basis of the provision of the documents listed in the EU PRADO website:

  • A residence certificate issued in accordance with the candidate’s municipality normal registration rules (normally under category H on the PRADO website);
  • If your country of residence has no residency documents listed on the PRADO website, then a certificate from the candidate’s place of work, study or training issued by the employer or institution in question;
  • The following are not adequate proof of residence: passport, driving license.

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.