MESPOM invites applications from all countries. Successful candidates must have a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent (180 ECTS credits) in environmental studies or closely related fields. Candidates with first degrees in agricultural studies, social sciences, legal and administratie studies, economics, engineering or natural sciences will also be considered if they show commitment to environmental challenges, usually through voluntary or professional work with on-the-job training.

Admission is based on the academic and intellectual excellence of applicants as well as their motivation and prior experience. All candidates should demonstrate proficiency in English. In order to create a multicultural learning environment, the Consortium strives to achieve a balance between various geographic and disciplinary backgrounds of MESPOM students.

Admission to MESPOM is highly competitive. A successful applicant has typically graduated with excellent grades from a good university and/or has a successful professional environmental career. S/he understands global environmental challenges and has a clear commitment to contribute to their resolution.

How to apply?

All MESPOM applications should be made through the Central European University's online application system in accordance with CEU Admission Requirements and with respect to the MESPOM-specific eligibility requirements and application procedure.

Application deadlines for the 2018-2020 study period are (see also the CEU admission webpage for more details):

  • January 15, 2018*:DEADLINE for applicants seeking financial aid.
  • May 3, 2018*: DEADLINE for self-financing applications.

All applications must be complete with English test score reports, wherever applicable.


 *Applications must be submitted before 23:59 hrs *Central European Time on the given date.

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Admission process

The admission process will include a check of eligibility requirements and selection by the MESPOM Academic Board.

Interviews are not an obligatory element of the MESPOM admission process. They are conducted at the direction of reviewers, usually to clarify or supplement information provided in written application. Whether or not an applicant is invited for an interview is not an indication of the outcome of the selection process.

The Academic Board will allocate MESPOM tuition waivers to the best applicants. 

Admissions Calendar

January 15, 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)

Application deadline for Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus scholarships

February 1, 2018

Formal review results become available to applicants through the on-line application system

February 1-5, 2018

Appeals for formal review may be submitted

March 29, 2018

Final admissions results become available through the on-line application system and appeals on final decision open

April 5, 2018

Appeals on final decision for Erasmus+:Erasmus Mundus scholarships close

May 3, 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)

Final application deadline for self-financing applicants

May 24, 2018

Admission decision on self-financing applicants become available in the on-line application system and appeals on final decision for self-financing applicants open

May 28, 2018

Appeals on final decision for self-financing applicants close

All appeals must be submitted to within the above specified time frame.

Personal Data Protection

Information relating to individuals (personal data) is collected and used in accordance with the Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18.12.2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L8 of 12.01.2001, p. 1).

For further information please consult the EACEA privacy statement:

Privacy Statement of the MESPOM Consortium