Admissions

The Department operates two Masters programs:

The 2-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM)

is operated in partnership with three other leading European institutions for environmental research and postgraduate education - Lund University (Sweden), the University of the Aegean (Greece) and the University of Manchester (UK).
See more information at http://mespom.eu

Application deadlines:

  • January 30, 2020*: DEADLINE for applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid.
  • April 15, 2020*: DEADLINE for self-financing applicants for citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area who require a study visa. 
  • August 14, 2020*: DEADLINE for self-financing applicants from EU/EEA countries. 

Masters Program in Environmental Sciences & Policy (MESP) 

is a one-year Masters degree program. More information is available here.

Application deadlines:

  • January 30, 2020*: DEADLINE for applicants who wish to be considered for CEU financial aid.
  • April 15, 2020*: DEADLINE for self-financing applicants for citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA area who require a study visa. 
  • August 14, 2020*: DEADLINE for self-financing applicants from EU/EEA countries. 

*(23:59 CET, Central European Time)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Detailed information on admissions for both Masters programs can be found here.

In addition to meeting the general CEU admissions requirements (see Application Checklist), applicants to either of the two Master's programs at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy must write a statement (maximum 350 words) addressing:

a) the origins of their interest in environmental issues;

b) how they hope to benefit from the program;

c) their future career plans; and

d) their relevant special interests.

Successful candidates will also normally have some work experience in a field related to the environment. Applicants to both the Masters Programs and MESPOM must have at least a Bachelor's degree. Students accepted on the department's Master's programs normally have first degrees in subjects related to environmental sciences, policy or management such as biology, geography, chemistry, engineering, business administration or economics. Candidates with other first degrees will also be considered if they show a commitment to environmental issues, usually through work experience.

Admission Process and Timeline

Please check the below two links for more information on the admission process in the present situation:
COVID-19 FAQ for Prospective Graduate Students
COVID-19 FAQ for Applicants and Admitted Graduate Students

April 1, 2020 onwards:
Acceptance offers (including financial aid, if awarded) are published on the Applicant Portal.
Candidates who decline the offer for financial reasons (if financial aid award is insufficient) remain on the waiting list for a better offer should one become available.

For self-funding students: 
Admissions decisions and acceptance offers are published on the Applicant Portal within 3 to 6 weeks after the application has been submitted.
Admissions decisions are made by an academic selection committee within the given program on the basis of the candidate's past academic achievement, strength of recommendations, English language competency, intellectual merit, work experience (if applicable), expectations of the program, future plans, and general compatibility with the goals of the academic unit.

Please note: Candidates rejected on formal or academic grounds are notified via the Applicant Portal as soon as the decision has been made.

Information for Accepted Students (click on the link) 

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Admission Process and Timeline: https://www.ceu.edu/node/13744