Thursday, January 8, 2009

Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy

Mundus MAPP is open to both European and overseas (third country national) students. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are provided for the latter group by the European Commission.

Minimum requirements are

BA degree (normally at least Second Class);

Fluency in English, for non-native speakers evidenced by:

TOEFL (Computer-based; taken on/after March 14, 2007) 237 or above; OR
TOEFL (Paper version; taken on/after March 14, 2007) 580 or above; OR
TOEFL (Internet version; taken on/after March 14, 2007) 92 or above; OR

International English Language Test (IELTS; taken on/after March 14, 2006) 6.5 or above; OR
Cambridge Proficiency Examination (taken on/after March 1, 2003) C or above; OR
Cambridge Advanced English Test (taken on/after March 1, 2003) B or above.

Mundus MAPP does not require a language test certificate from native English speakers of the following countries:

Australia, Botswana, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda (English-speaking region), South Africa, Uganda, UK, USA and Zambia.

Applicants holding a preliminary degree from any of the countries of the European Union where the language of instruction was English, and applicants holding a preliminary degree from a university in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK or USA may also request a waiver from the English language admissions requirement.

High motivation and interest in European and international public policy.

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.

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 as of the 2008-2009 academic year the number of applications by third country students must be limited to three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses maximum. In the eventual case that a student applies to more than three EM Courses he/she will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

Candidates are required to fill in an on-line application form.

Besides submitting the on-line application form candidates will be required to upload supporting documentation. The list of these documents and the relevant forms are available here. Until the new online application form is launched candidates are advised to obtain/prepare these documents as soon as possible to speed up submission.

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