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Central European University - Department of Public Policy


MA in Public Policy (MAPP) / 1 YEAR / This intensive program gives you a solid grounding in the key themes and theories of public policy, with a strong focus on the link between policy practice and analysis. Our curriculum, infused with real-world issues, guarantees that you will enhance your research, systematic and critical analytical skills. You will apply your knowledge on the ground during the Policy Lab or an internship. 

Master of Public Administration (MPA) / 2 YEARS / Bridging classroom and experiential learning, this program provides you with applied education in policy management, leadership and advocacy. The Skills for Impact program will equip you with real-life skills in conflict resolution, fundraising, media advocacy and law. You will also learn how to work in a team for an external client during the year-long Applied Policy Project. 

MA in International Public Affairs (MAIPA) / 2 YEARS / This highly interdisciplinary program prepares you for a career in international organizations, NGOs, journalism, academia or the private sector. You will take core courses in public policy, economics, international relations and political science and will be able to choose from a large number of electives to customize your studies. 

Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) / 2 YEARS / This international public policy program offers a mix of analytical and practical components, such as internships and study visits, and includes a second year at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals or the University of York. You can tailor your studies to your career goals thanks to our flexible system of tracks and electives. 



* Development

* Governance

* Higher Education Policy

* Social Justice and Human Rights

* Quantitative Policy Analysis 


* Democracy and Rule of Law

* Policy and Governance 


* Global Public Policy (with Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals)

* European Public Policy (with the University of York) 

Study in Vienna 

Apply now and study in Vienna, consistently ranked among the world’s most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Located in the heart of Europe, the Austrian capital has much to offer, from a wide range of academic opportunities to vibrant student life. 

Fund your studies 

In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous financial aid, based on a combination of merit and need, including tuition awards and scholarships with stipends, available to students from any country. Learn more about how to fund your studies. ➜

Why CEU?  

  • World-ranked master's and doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences
  • Valuable degree accredited in the U.S. and Austria
  • 81% of our graduate students receive financial aid
  • 7:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Close supervision and faculty contact with top researchers
  • Students and faculty from 100+ countries
  • Committed to academic freedom and open debate
  • Based in Vienna, ranked among the world’s most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit 

Apply by 

  • February 1, 2022 for master's studies with financial aid
  • March 15, 2022 for self-financing master's candidates who will require a study visa
  • August 15, 2022 for self-financing master's candidates who will not require a study visa 


For further enquiries, please contact:

Student Recruitment Office


Location: Vienna - Austria
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 25th December 2021
Expires: 1st February 2022
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