We are a global institution, dedicated to preparing the changemakers of the future to take on public policy challenges at the local, national and international level. Blending rigorous academic and practice-oriented training, our multidisciplinary curriculum will help you develop the skills needed to make a lasting difference, from qualitative and quantitative methods, through economics, the rule of law and public policy analysis, to leadership and negotiation skills. Our diverse student body and our faculty of top researchers, policymakers and practitioners enrich the study experience with a multitude of perspectives.

Programs offered

• Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) / 1 year
• Master of Public Administration (MPA) / 2 years
• Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy – Mundus MAPP / 2 years
• PhD in Political Science – Public Policy Track

What you will study

MPA and MAPP Tracks – Development • Governance • Higher Education Policy • Media and Communication • Security • Social Justice and Human Rights
Mundus MAPP Specializations – Global Public Policy (with IBEI) • European Public Policy (with the University of York)

Why CEU?

• Students and faculty from 115 countries
• Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
• Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
• 8:1 student/faculty ratio
• Based in Budapest and Vienna


In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous and accessible scholarships, available to students from any country.

In 2017-2018, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing.

Learn more about how to fund your studies at www.ceu.edu/financialaid

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

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