What should I do before I start my application?

Please download and carefully read the Guidelines for the Mundus MAPP Admissions Process which is the most helpful document to guide you through the admissions process.

Where do I need to send my application?

You need to submit an online application form.

There are four different application forms for the four mobility tracks. Applicants may apply for one track only through the following links:

This application facility will enable the online submission of the application form itself as well as 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.

What are the deadlines for applications?

November 20, 2016, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)
For applicants who do not wish to be considered for financial and request an early decision on their application (by December 20, 2016)

February 1, 2017 23:59 Central European Time (CET)
For applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid

May 4, 2017, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)
Final deadline for applicants who do not wish to be considered for financial aid. 

Your application must be complete, including a language test score report and references, in order to be evaluated for admission.

Applicants are advised not to submit their application last minute as the on-line system might be overloaded at the time of the application deadlines.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

All eligibible applicants applying by the February 1 deadline will be considered for a scholarship unless they do not wish to. There is no separate application form to fill in.

I come from a country where English is one of the official languages. Am I also required to provide a proof of my English proficiency?

Mundus MAPP does not require a language certificate from applicants from the following countries, provided that they have received a Bachelor's or Master'sdegree 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 only if they hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree taught exclusively in English from a university or college in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the Europan Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

All other applicants will need to provide evidence of their English language skills with any one ofthe following test scores:

  • TOEFL (Paper version; taken on/after January 31, 2015) 580 or above;
  • TOEFL (Internet version; taken on/after January 31, 2015) 92 or above;
  • IELTS - Academic (taken on/after January 31, 2015) 6.5 or above;
  • Cambridge Proficiency Examination (taken on/after January 31, 2012) C or above;
  • Cambridge Advanced English Test (taken on/after January 31, 2012) B or above.

Students taking TOEFL should upload a scan of their score report into their online application and, if admitted, request a hard copy of their results to be sent to the CEU Admissions Office (institution code: 0069.)

I have a bachelors degree in English Language and Literature (or some other, less relevant subject to Public Policy). Am I eligible to apply for the program?
Mundus MAPP is a masters level program and admits applicants who have a bachelors degree - normally at least second class. Candidates with a BA degree in the Social Sciences will normally be ranked higher in the selection process. However, applicants coming with a BA in less relevant subjects may also be considered for admission, provided that they show substantial motivation and experience in the field of Public Policy.

Is a proof of Spanish proficiency also required for applicants who whish to pursue the study track including IBEI?

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.

What is an 'official translation' of my degrees and transcripts?

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.

How should I submit my references?

Candidates need to register the 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 will have 7 days to complete the recommendation form/upload the recommendation (the link to the referee section expires after 7 days following receipt of the automated email).

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

What does an 'official' recommendation letter look like?

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.

May I submit an application in the final year of my undergraduate studies?

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.

I have technical problems with my application form. What do I do?

You may contact the CEU IT Department via email at


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