Applicants may submit an appeal on procedural grounds only, following the appeal procedure:

Appeals may be submitted until 12 am (midnight, CET) on April 18, 2024. Please note that all materials included in your application package were taken into account when admissions decisions were made. Therefore, simply re-stating information that you had supplied at the time of application or presenting new information about your recent achievements will not be accepted as grounds for an appeal.

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Yes. Applicants in the process of completing a degree program must submit an interim transcript and, in place of the diploma, a certificate of enrollment confirming their student status and, if possible, stating their expected date of graduation. Applicants having completed their degree program and having yet to receive their diploma must submit a certificate of graduation.
Admitted applicants will only be able to enroll in Mundus MAPP if they have successfully graduated by August 15, 2024.

Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation submitted assessing their ability to conduct graduate-level work, and potential for a successful academic or professional career. The letters of recommendation must be written by faculty members or job supervisors – i.e. people most familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional abilities and character – in English, and should be submitted electronically. It is strongly suggested that at least one of the references is from an academic.

Candidates need to register their referees in the relevant section of the online application form. Referees will receive an automated message containing a link to the referee section AFTER the candidate successfully submits the application form and pays the application fee. The referees will have 7 days to complete the upload their recommendation.

Applicants are advised to remind their referees of the deadline for submitting recommendation letters and that the automated messages sent from the online application portal may be received as spam and they should be found in the appropriate spam folder of mailboxes.

References sent via email, fax or regular postal mail are not acceptable.

An official English translation bears the stamp and signature of a sworn translator or an authorized official of the institution that has issued the original. It should contain the stamp and signature on each page or over a folded and fastened corner of the document, and include a statement of authenticity in English. Students on an IBEI track have to choose the translator from the official list of sworn translators of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, unless the documents are in Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian or Portuguese. In this case, translation by any sworn translator outside of the list will be accepted.

No, it is not a requirement. Courses at IBEI will be available in English as well, but those students who speak Spanish too will have a wider variety of courses to choose from.

Unfortunately, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences or Engineering are not eligible to apply.

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 preliminary degree in any of the social sciences or equivalent are given preference. Candidates with a Bachelors degree in Natural Science 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.

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 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. 

Those applicants who applied before February 1st 2024 will be automatically considered for the institutional scholarships.

When filling in the application form, please make sure to indicate on the Funding tab that you wish to be considered for financial aid. 

The online application form requires applicants to have an email address. Applicants will need to check the email address they registered on the application portal regularly. The Mundus MAPP Consortium and other CEU office will use this email address to communicate with applicants. Results of the different application rounds will be published on the online application portal which applicants must also check regularly.

Please be aware that emails sent from the online application portal may be received as spam so make sure you set your spam settings accordingly and check your spam filter for messages. We also suggest that you inform your referees as well – who will also be receiving an email from the online application portal once it is time for them to submit their reference.

You need to submit an online application form.

Applicants may apply for one of the following mobility tracks in the online application form:

  • 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

This application facility will enable the online submission of the application form itself as well as that of all other relevant documentation, including academic records, CV-s and resumes, letters of recommendation, language test score reports and application essays (such as statements of purpose, etc.). Only those applicants accepted into the program will be requested to mail official hard copies of their academic records to CEU.

Mundus MAPP was designed to be an integrated study program even though it takes place in two different institutions (and countries) over two years. It is offered by four universities, and although it is coordinated by Central European University, its main decision making body is the Academic Board with representation from each consortium institution. The Board decides on regulations, disciplinary matters, progression to year 2 and graduation.

The thesis report, thesis, internship and study trip are the joint elements of the program. These are administered and evaluated jointly by the consortium institutions. The Mundus MAPP degree is also jointly issued by the consortium universities.

The list of courses is not available specifically for 2024-2026. However, an overview of the courses, including all core (mandatory) courses, can be found here with links to the course offering at the four insitutions in 2023-2025. Most of the electives currently offered will probably run next year too, although some changes are possible depending on availability of the relevant faculty members offering the courses.

The final annex of each edition of our Program Guides also has a short description of the courses available.

Students successfully completing the program will receive a Master of Arts in Public Policy jointly awarded by the two consortium institutions they attend, as well as a diploma supplement. The MA degree is recognized by the appropriate bodies in Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK. In addition, the CEU tracks of the Mundus MAPP program fulfil the same requirements as CEU’s Master of Arts degree in Public Policy, registered with the New York State Education Department in the US.

For information on accommodation, visa and residence permit issues, estimated costs of living and other practical details of living and studying in the four countries where the consortium universities are, please consult the websites of the Mundus MAPP partner insitutions:

CEU: Detailed online orientation for incoming students
IBEI: Life in Barcelona
ISS:  Information for prospecive students
YORK: Student life

Sorry, we are unable to suggest alternative sources of funding but encourage our applicants to check online scholarship databases, international organizations, funding opportunities available from their home government or employer.

Regarding the estimated costs of living, candidates are advised to consult the webpages of the universities in which they will enroll, in particular:


All students should expect to cover the following expenses as well:

– study visit, in the range of 5-800 EUR (depending on the students’ choice of destination), taking place in the spring term of year 1
– travel and visa costs between students’ home countries and the consortium countries, and when moving to year 2 university

The partner universities may charge additional fees in addition to the tuition fee:

CEU: 100 EUR registration fee, 20.20 EUR/semester Student Union Fee
ISS: no additional charges
YORK: no additional charges

During their first year of studies at CEU PU in Vienna, students will be provided with UNIQA FeelSafe insurance plan. ISS track students will be provided with a health insurance specifically for the Erasmus Mundus students through the AON company. Please note that this insurance will be for the first year only when studying at the ISS. During their second year at IBEI and York, students will be responsible for securing their own health insurance plans.

US federal student loans are available for students studying at the University of York. Contact the CEU student center regarding the availability of US federal loans at CEU.
The Sallie Mae Loan is available for US students through ISS and IBEI.

The Erasmus Mundus (EMJM) scholarship will be offered to outstanding applicants from both within and outside the EU. For details of the EMJM scholarship, please check the financial aid section:

Candidates interested in being considered for financial aid must submit their application by February 1, 2024. Those applicants who applied before February 1, 2024 will be automatically considered for the EMJM scholarship. 

For information on accommodation, visa and residence permit issues, estimated costs of living and other practical details of living and studying in the four countries where the consortium universities are, please consult the websites of the Mundus MAPP partner insitutions:

CEU: Detailed online orientation for incoming students
IBEI: Life in Barcelona
ISS:  Information for prospecive students
YORK: Student life

For a detailed schedule and information on the exact duration of the program, please see the academic calendar.

ISS: ISS will contact all accepted students about visa procedures and apply for the visas on the students’ behalf. EU citizens will not need a visa to enter the Netherlands.

CEU: The CEU Admissions Office will send supporting documents for the visa.

IBEI: IBEI will send supporting documents for the visa.

YORK: Students starting their studies at the University of York are responsible for their own visa arrangements. The University Immigration Advice Service offers advice and help; please consult