Call for Applications - Erasmus Mundus Masters in Public Policy


Open to:

both European and third country national students

Date:

01 February, 2022

Location:


DESCRIPTION

Mundus MAPP is an internationally recognized European leader in Policy Studies. It offers an interdisciplinary curriculum delivered by four outstanding European universities: Central European University PU (Austria), Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (Spain), International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), and University of York (the United Kingdom). Flexible choice of study tracks, practice components, highly diverse international student body, academic excellence applied to contemporary policy problems – this is Mundus MAPP.

The overall objective of the Erasmus Mundus MA Program in Public Policy is to provide scholarly education and practical training for future academic and policy leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It aims to provide a detailed and systematic understanding of how political institutions, processes and public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels with a direct focus on European engagements at these levels of governance. The design of the program is based on the belief that future leaders need training in problem situating and problem solving approaches, and in order to situate and understand policy problems, experiences with concrete policy interventions. To achieve this ambition the Mundus MAPP consortium comprises four different institutions, with different historical trajectories, disciplinary strengths and areas of expertise.

The overall program is structured around a core of common subjects and skills, but also offers the opportunity for individual students to tailor their learning experiences to their own needs and interests by choosing different mobility tracks. Approximately 60% of the curriculum is common to all students regardless of mobility track, while 40% of the curriculum is delivered in track-specific modules (i.e. with content that differs across consortium institutions). The credit loads of all major curriculum components are harmonized across the four institutions, and the four institutions’ contribution is equal and symmetrical. In addition to joint admissions, over a quarter of the curriculum is jointly delivered by the consortium, most notably through the joint delivery and/or assessment of study trips; internships, and research work in year one and year two.

As compared to other programs in Public Policy that exist in Europe, the uniqueness of Mundus MAPP is related to the richness of the overall offering, in combination with the flexibility offered by the different mobility tracks. Mobility tracks in the new joint degree each allow for a different balance between problem situating and problem solving approaches, and, related to that, for a different substantive focus. Mundus MAPP also contrasts with other public policy programs in its focus on international and transnational policy issues: while most existing MA programs are empirically focused on the experience of one country, most commonly an OECD country, Mundus MAPP does not privilege any national context over another. Students are exposed to a variety of European academic traditions and policy contexts through the study visits and internships – the latter being an additional distinctive feature. Moreover, all mobility tracks include exposure to either development studies or to a careful consideration of the impact of economic and democratic transition, rather than merely the experience of Western European or North American countries.

ELIGIBILITY

Mundus MAPP is open to both European and third country national students. Minimum requirements are:

  • 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. If unsure about the grade, candidates should consult this equivalency table. 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. 

  • Motivation: High motivation and interest in European and international public policy, assessed through a statement of purpose.

  • Fluency in English: 

    Mundus MAPP does not require a language certificate from applicants who are citizens of 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 who are citizens of 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, UK, 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;
  • IELTS Indicator (Temporary until testing sites re-open) 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;
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic; not older than five years at the time of application) 59 or above;
  • Euroexam Academic pass.

 

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

BENEFITS

Mundus MAPP consortium will not be able to offer EMJMD scholarships for the academic cycle 2022-2024. Those applicants who applied before February 1st 2022 will be automatically considered for the institutional scholarships.

Mundus MAPP has four application deadlines:

February 1, 2022: for applicants who wish to apply for financial aid

March 15, 2022: deadline for non-EU/EEA applicants who do not wish to apply for financial aid

July 1, 2022: deadline for EU/EEA applicants who do not wish to apply for financial aid

 

Institutional scholarships provided by the consortium universities

  1. For one person in the CEU-IBEI track:
    CEU Master’s Scholarship for year 1 at CEU combined with a 50% tuition waiver for year 2 at IBEI. The scholarship recipient will be expected to pay the following amount for tuition fees: 5,500 EUR for year 2 at IBEI.
  2. For one person in the CEU-YORK track:
    CEU Master’s Scholarship for year 1 at CEU combined with a full tuition waiver for year 2 at YORK.
  3. For one person in the ISS-IBEI track:
    A 50% tuition waiver for both academic years. The scholarship recipient will be expected to pay the following amount for tuition fees: 5,500 EUR/academic year, i. e. 11,000 EUR in total.
  4. For one person in the ISS-YORK track:
    A 50% tuition waiver for year 1 at ISS combined with a full tuition waiver for year 2 at YORK. The scholarship recipient will be expected to pay the following amount for tuition fees: 5,500 EUR for year 1 at ISS.

The scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit. All applicants submitting their application by the scholarship application deadline on February 1, 2022 will be automatically considered.

Since only the top candidates will be awarded a scholarship, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek external funding.

In addition to the financial aid offered by the Mundus MAPP Consortium specifically, admitted students are eligible to apply for other scholarships administered by some of the partner institutions. Inquiries about these must be addressed to the institutions directly, to the contact persons named below.

For information on further scholarship opportunities available for students of ISS please check: http://www.iss.nl/prospective_students/fellowships/.
Contact person: Els Veltman

For information on further scholarship opportunities available for students of IBEI please check: http://www.ibei.org/en/ibei-scholarships_27059.
Contact person: Kyriaki Xenofontos

HOW TO APPLY?

Admissions to Mundus MAPP are centrally administered by Central European University Private University. Qualitative assessment of the candidates is performed jointly by the four consortium universities. Please note that only applications submitted to CEU PU in the way detailed below will be considered. It is not possible to apply to Mundus MAPP universities other than CEU PU.

Before starting the process please read our Guidelines for the Admissions Process.

Candidates are required to fill in an on-line application form. You may only apply to one of the following mobility tracks:

  • CEU PU-IBEI track – Global Public Policy specialization
  • CEU PU-York track – European Public Policy specialization
  • ISS-IBEI track – Political Economy and Development specialization
  • ISS-York track – Governance and Development specialization

Besides submitting the on-line application form candidates will be required to upload supporting documentation which are listed here.

Further information on formal requirements regarding the official documents is available on CEU PU’s admission’s pages, with the applicable requirements as outlined here.

For queries please write to mundusmapp [at] ceu [dot] edu. Please note that the consortium receives a high number of queries to this email address and therefore it may take some time to receive an answer – please be patient.

 

Visit https://www.mundusmapp.org