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

Physical mobility is compulsory for all enrolled students. Mobility requirements: 2 study periods in 2 different countries, each min. 30 ECTS; both must be different from the country of residence of the student at application/enrollment stage. So, you are eligible to apply in case your residence (at the time of application/enrollment) is different from the countries involved in your study track. (e.g. on the ISS-IBEI track: outside of the Netherlands and Spain). Proof of residence must be submitted before enrollment (such as certificate of residency issued by the municipality, rental contract or utility bills). Compulsory mobility periods cannot be replaced by virtual mobility.

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. If unsure about the grade, candidates should consult this equivalency table. 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 through a statement of purpose.

Mundus MAPP does not require a language certificate from applicants who are citizens of 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 who are citizens of 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, UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, or satellite campuses of US and UK universities, provided that applicants present a supporting document that the medium of instruction at the university is English.

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.

Test scores must be submitted by the application deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.

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

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.