Mahitab Mahgoub

Country of origin: Sudan

“The School of Public Policy offers the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in a variety of policy areas. Professors complement teaching with a wide range of methods including documentary screenings, student debates, and simulation exercises, which enhance learning, keep us engaged, and stimulate critical thinking. They constantly encourage us to think critically about existing policies and status quos. The remarkable diversity of the CEU community contributes massively to the overall learning experience. The everyday exchange of knowledge, inside and outside classrooms, brings new perspectives to global social issues. I am continually inspired by the people I find myself sitting next to and who teach me in this program. So far, this experience has been challenging, exhilarating, and intellectually stimulating.”

The School of Public Policy at Central European University is a global institution with students from more than 60 countries. It offers academic programs that support students to develop the skills they will need to identify, define, and address compelling and emerging public policy problems. Our faculty include top researchers and practitioners with extensive experience in the not-for-profit, public, and private sectors. Their expertise enriches the classes they teach on a wide range of public policy topics including development, human rights, media, and governance.

Programs offered

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) / 1 year
  • Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) / 2 years
  • Mundus Master’s Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) / 2 years

Areas of Concentration and Specialization


  • Development
  • Governance
  • Higher Education Policy
  • Media and Communication
  • Security

Mundus MAPP

  • Global Public Policy
  • European Public Policy

Generous scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world and provide generous scholarships and research grants based on merit. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid.

How to apply
Apply before February 1, 2017 to study our degree programs with a scholarship! Find out more about CEU’s programs, admission requirements and available funding options via the button below.