Master’s Scholarships in Public Policy Central European University ;, Austria

Master’s Scholarships in Public Policy

Central European University ;, Austria

Deadline:01 Feb 2021


Location: Vienna, Austria

Funding for: Graduate students from any country

Funding amount: Visit CEU Master’s Scholarships

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 levels. Blending rigorous academic and practice-oriented training, our multi-disciplinary curriculum will help you develop the skills needed to make a lasting difference. Areas of study include qualitative and quantitative methods, economics, rule of law and public policy analysis, as well as 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.

Earn a valuable degree 

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 Applied 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 (MIPA) / 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 EU-supported 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.

Choose from 

MPA and MAPP Tracks / Development • Governance • Higher Education Policy • Media and Communication • Security • Social Justice and Human Rights

MIPA Specializations / Democracy and Rule of Law • Policy and Governance

Mundus MAPP Specializations / Global Public Policy (with IBEI) • European Public Policy (with the University of York)

Study in Vienna 

Apply now and study in Vienna, ranked as the world’s “most livable city” for ten years in a row. Located in the heart of Europe, the Austrian capital has much to offer, from a wide range of academic opportunities to a vibrant student life. Come join us in Vienna in 2021-2022!

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, including tuition awards and scholarships with stipends, available to students from any country. Learn more about how to fund your studies at .

Why CEU?  

  • World-ranked master’s and doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences
  • Close supervision and faculty contact with world-class researchers
  • 82% of our graduate students receive financial aid
  • Valuable degree accredited in the U.S. and Austria
  • Committed to academic freedom and open debate
  • Based in Vienna, ranked as the world’s most livable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit

Apply by 

  • February 1, 2021 for master’s studies with financial aid
  • March 15, 2021 for self-financing master’s candidates who will require a study visa
  • August 16, 2021 for self-financing master’s candidates who will not require a study visa


For further enquiries, please contact:

Student Recruitment Office


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