Application deadlines and admissions calendar

Please note that in light of official advice, Central European University Budapest and Vienna campuses are closed to the public until further notice. Many staff are working remotely as part of the university’s measures to protect the community and remain contactable by email (coordinator@mespom.eu).

The MESPOM administration is making all active efforts to stick to the admissions calendar timeline for intake of students in the 2020-21 cohort. We will constantly update this space as new developments take place.

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

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

Application deadlines for the 2020-2022 study period are (see also the CEU admission webpage for more details):

  • 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. 

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

 Notes:

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

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ADMISSIONS CALENDAR

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 30, 2020, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)

Application deadline for financial aid.

April 1, 2020 onwards

Admissions decisions and acceptance offers are published on the Applicant Portal and appeals on final decision open. 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.

April 7, 2020, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)

Appeals on final decision may be submitted for formal review. Please note that rejection decisions will be overturned only on procedural grounds. Applicants who wish to submit an appeal must follow the official appeals procedure. All appeals must be submitted to coordinator@mespom.eu within the above specified time frame. 

April 15, 2020, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)

Application deadline for self-financing for citizens of countries outside of EU/EEA (require study visa)

May 5, 2020

Admission decision on self-financing applicants become available in the on-line application system.

May 10, 2020, 23:59 Central European Time (CET)

Appeals on final decision for self-financing applicants may be submitted for formal review. Please note that rejection decisions will be overturned only on procedural grounds. Applicants who wish to submit an appeal must follow the official appeals procedure. All appeals must be submitted to coordinator@mespom.eu within the above specified time frame.

August 14, 2020

Application deadline for self-financing for EU/EEA citizens (study visa not required). Applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis.

May-Aug, 2020

Acceptance Forms sent to admitted candidates. Accepted students to return their signed Acceptance Forms, pay the deposit and provide official copies of their full academic records.