How to apply

On-line Application Form

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Central European University manages the formalities of the admission process on behalf of the MESPOM Consortium. All candidates are required to fill in the CEU on-line application form. Please read carefully the instructions and the list of documents to be submitted before filling it in. All MESPOM applicants should meet the CEU General Admission Requirements.

To apply for the MESPOM class of 2018, applicants will pre-select a track to be accepted at Manchester University or Lund University for the third semester.

Applicants for 2018 are able to submit two applications and apply for either for the Lund or the Manchester tracks and it is recommended that all applicants gain a good understanding of the difference between the two tracks offered. If an applicant is applying for both mobility tracks (Lund and Manchester), it is important that the applicant explains in her/his statement of purpose which of the two is her/his preferred option!

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Additional documents

In addition to filling in the on-line application form by the relevant application deadlines, the following documents should be secured.

  • Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation assessing their ability to conduct graduate-level work and their potential for a successful academic or professional career. The letters of recommendation must be completed by faculty members, job supervisors, etc., who are most familiar with the applicant's professional and/or academic abilities and character. Referees are requested to complete these letters in English or, if written in another language, to attach a certified English language translation. Normally, submission of the letters is done through the on-line application form: applicants provide contact data of the referees, and the system contacts them by e-mail.

  • Essay of career goals

Applicants to MESPOM program must submit a 350-word essay/statement of career goals and reasons for applying to this program, covering the following:

  1. The origins of their interest in environmental issues;
  2. How they hope to benefit from the MESPOM programme;
  3. What are their future career plans;
  4. Their relevant special interests.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume

This should include a list of publications, if any.

  • Proof of English proficiency

Such proof is an official score report from one of the recognized English language examinations or other formal evidence of English language proficiency as defined by the eligibility criteria. Information about the tests passed or forthcoming should be filled in the on-line application form. If your score report is not sent directly to CEU, you will need to submit an original certificate after your admission.

For EMJMD scholarship applicants only.

There are two types of EMJMD scholarship based on the residency of selected applicants:

I) Programme Country scholarships:

for selected applicants who are citizens of one of the countries of the European Union, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey.

II) Partner Country scholarships:

for selected applicants from all other countries (who are citizens of one of the countries not listed above), provided that they are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Programme Countries listed above.

In order for us to determine the type of scholarship you are eligible you are required to submit two documents merged into one file as part of the online application form:

1) Download and fill out the Declaration Form for EMJMD Applicants and upload it as part of your online application. Please note that you need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software to open and fill out the Declaration Form which you may download from the official Adobe website for free.

2) As page 3 of the Declaration Form please add a scanned copy of an official document that certifies your residence. The residence certificate needs to be issued in accordance with your municipality's normal registration rules. It must be an officially notarized copy in English or an official English translation of the original document and must have been issued within 12 months before the application deadline. Applicants selected for an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree scholarship will be required to submit the original of the uploaded document at the time of enrollment.

Please upload the Declaration Form and the residence certificate as one PDF document to the relevant section of the online application form if you wish to be considered for financial aid.


  • E-mail Address

All applicants must have an active email account during the MESPOM admissions process. This account should be checked regularly.


Inquiries about the admissions process and requests for additional information should be addressed to the CEU Admissions office or by e-mail to (not to be used for sending applications and related documents!).

It is also advised to regularly check this website for up-to-date information.

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