CEU School of Public Policy offers three different Master's degrees:
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA) (Two years)
A program combining academic training with an emphasis on work-based and applied skills of policy management, leadership, and advocacy, which includes a 14-month policy project. Concentrations: Development, Governance, Media and Communication, and Security.
Application deadlines: Scholarships February 4th, Self-financing: May 3rd
MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC POLICY (MAPP) (One year)
A program that emphasizes the link between policy practice and analysis, including a focus on research skills and exposure to real world policy challenges. Specializations include European Public Policy; International Public Policy; Decentralized governance; Higher Education Policy and management; Media, Information and Communications Policy; Equality and Social Justice; and Political and Economic Development.
Application deadlines: Scholarships February 4, Self-financing: May 3.
ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER OF ARTS IN PUBLIC POLICY (MUNDUS MAPP) (Two years)
An international public policy program sponsored by the EU that includes a second year at the Institut Barcelone d’Estudis Internacionals (Spain) or the University of York (UK). Specializations on Global Public Policy or European Public Policy.
Application deadlines: Scholarships January 11, Self-financing: May 3.
CEU Master's Scholarships and Awards: CEU awards a variety of scholarships on a merit basis for which students from any country are eligible. All applicants to SPP's master's program are automatically considered for these awards when they submit an online application. The University offers the following scholarship awards:
CEU's Master's Excellence Scholarship
Cover the full cost of tuition, monthly living stipend of 96,000 HUF, health insurance, with or without housing.
CEU's Master's Scholarship
Cover the full cost of tuition, monthly living stipend of 50.000 HUF, health insurance, with or without housing.
CEU Tuition Awards
Cover 50% to 100% of tuition and health insurance.
Alumni Scholarships (funded by CEU alumni)
Provide stipends to assist with the cost of living expenses in Budapest, up to EUR €1,000 and EUR €2,000 per academic year.
Master of Public Administration Scholarships
In addition to the CEU scholarships, MPA applicants may apply for the following funding opportunities:
Latin America and Caribbean Scholarships
For citizens of any Latin American or Caribbean country.
Middle East Scholarships
For residents or nationals of any country/state in the Middle East.
Peace Corps Scholarships
For U.S. citizens.
Public Policy Debate Scholarships
For applicants who demonstrate a strong commitment to debate.
South Balkans Scholarships
For citizens of Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, and Kosovo.
Southeast Asia Leadership Scholarship
For citizens of Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Specialization Religious Studies Master's Scholarship
For students interested in pursuing studies on religion-related themes.
Applicants must have a first degree from a recognized university or institution of higher education, or provide documentation indicating that they will earn such a first degree before enrollment in a SPP master's program. For its one-year U.S.-accredited master's programs, CEU normally accepts students who have completed four years of undergraduate university study. Applicants with a three-year bachelor's degree will be considered for two-year master's programs (both for those accredited in the U.S. and in Hungary).
Specific entry requirements are slightly different for all the three different Master's degrees that are offered.
Requirements for Master of Public Administration (2 years):
- Completed Online Application Form
- Proof of English proficiency
- Bachelor's degree or its equivalent
- Curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- Responses to two short essays (Specific instructions on topic and length are available in the relevant section of the Online Application Form)
Requirements for MA in Public Policy (1 year):
In addition to meeting CEU Admission Requirements, one-year MAPP applicants must submit:
- A sample of written work (max. 10 pages). This can be any kind of academic piece of work written in English language, e.g. a chapter of your B.A. thesis, an essay, or other work, demonstrating your analytical and argumentation skills in English. The sample does not have to be connected to public policy subjects.
- A 500-word statement of purpose that highlights relevant experience and explains reasons for applying to the program. Please also mention and justify your preferred specialization if applicable.
Requirements for Erasmus Mundus Master in Public Policy (2 years):
- Bachelors degree
- Fluency in English
- High motivation and interest in European and international public policy.
- Preference will be given to candidates with relevant work experience
For more information or questions related to admissions, please send an email to the address below.