“The curriculum was one of the reasons I chose the School of Public Policy. The variety of elective courses has allowed me to tailor the program to my professional focus. The debates, policy simulations and discussions have taught me a lot about current and emerging policy issues. Working with students and faculty from all over the world, I have also learnt a great deal about different cultures and contexts. It feels like taking part in a global forum really.”

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University (CEU) is a global institution with students from almost 50 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 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

Areas of Concentration and Specialization

  • MPA and MAPP Tracks: Development, Governance, Higher Education Policy, Media and Communication, Security
  • Mundus MAPP Specializations: Global Public Policy, European Public Policy 

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, the heart of Europe 

Scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world, and provides generous scholarships available to accepted students from any country. In 2016-2017, 84% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition fee awards to scholarships with stipends and housing.

Apply by: 

  • February 1, 2018 for master’s studies with financial aid
  • June 1, 2018 for self-financing master’s studies 

Find out more about CEU programs, admissions requirements and available funding options here.