Admissions requirements

Mundus MAPP is open to both European and third country national students.

Minimum requirements are:

1)    Educational background

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. 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. 

2)    High motivation and interest in European and international public policy, assessed thruogh a statement of purpose

3)    Fluency in English

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 Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, 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.

4)    Work experience

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

5)    Other
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.

 

 

Download the Guidelines for the Mundus MAPP Admissions Process for detailed information.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Last updated: October 22, 2019 - 14:59