How to apply

On-line Application Form

The on-line application for MESPOM 2024-2026 has opened.

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. 

MESPOM applicants do not need to pay the CEU application fee, if they do not apply to other programs.

Applicants, as of 2018, are able to submit two applications and apply for either for the Lund or the Manchester tracks. 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.

Please note that your referees have 7 days to submit their reference letters following the date of your submission (including beyond Febr 1 if you submit in the last days).

  • Essay of career goals/Statement (Academic Writing Submission)

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.

  • E-mail Address

    All applicants must have an active email account during the MESPOM admissions process. This account should be checked regularly.
  • Proof of residency for selected

    Selected applicants will be requested to provide proof of residency.

  • Academic Records for enrollment

    In order to be able to enroll at CEU, accepted students must submit the following academic documents to the Admissions Office (by electronic mail to by the institution that has issued them /copies sent by the students are not accepted/ or in hard copies mailed (or submitted in person) to the Admissions Office at Room A609, Quellenstrasse 51, 1100 Vienna, Austria) by July 31, 2023, the latest. 
    If you wish to retain the original copies, photocopies of the original copies will also be accepted if certified by a notary public or the institution itself (along with official English translations as applicable). 

  1. an official electronic copy of their final Bachelor's(and, for doctoral programs, Master's)transcriptor Diploma Supplement in English. 

  2. an official electronic copy of the degree certificate or diploma in English unless the transcript contains a statement of the degree obtained with the date of award. A diploma supplement must be accompanied by the diploma. 

Submission of the above document(s) is a precondition of enrollment. 


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 and the privacy statement of the MESPOM Consortium. 

Updated: September 12, 2023