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Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

The department combines general academic research with specialized professional education in environmental sciences and policy. The program focuses on integrating theory and practice and developing innovative solutions for environmental and environment-related problems.

Career Path

Graduates pursue successful careers with local and national governments, international environmental organizations and academia. They specialize in environmental policy, environmental planning, regulation and management.

Selected areas of research

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Environmental policy and governance
  • Environmental sociology and political ecology
  • Global and regional environmental processes
  • Natural resources management and sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable energy systems

This Erasmus + (formerly Erasmus Mundus) program prepares students to identify and implement solutions for complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context.

Students also develop research, communication, and other professional skills to advance their career objectives. the program is operated by CEU, Lund university (Sweden), the university of Manchester (UK), the university of the Aegean (Greece), the university of Saskatchewan (Canada), and the Monterey institute for international Studies (USA).

Graduates are awarded MSc degrees by CEU, Lund university, and the university of Manchester.


Program requirements

Proof of English proficiencyTwo letters of recommendationCurriculum VitaeBA degreeStatement of purposeBA degree in natural and earth sciences, social sciences, law, or a related fieldComplete online application: www.ceu.hu/apply English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 570 TOEFL iBT® test: 88

CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides a variety of merit-based scholarships available to students from any country.

  • CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships cover from 50 to 100 percent of tuition expenses up to € 16,000 per year.
  • CEU Housing Awards provide accommodation in CEU’s Residence Center for the duration of the academic year.
  • CEU Master’s Degree Stipend Awards provide full or partial stipends to assist with the cost of living expenses in Budapest during the academic year, up to € 3,200 per year. Recipients of any of the above three awards will also receive health insurance coverage for the duration of their studies.
  • CEU Alumni Scholarships funded by alumni, are awarded to master’s degree students with financial need who have a proven record of leadership in extracurricular activities, community service, and civic engagement.
  • Named Scholarships provide additional awards to master’s students enrolled in specific programs at CEU.
  • CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition and health insurance, and provide a generous stipend for housing and living expenses.
  • External Scholarships administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus scholarship, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.
  • Student Loans
CEU is an eligible institution for:
  • Hungarian Student Loans (Diakhitel)
  • US Federal Student Loans
  • Canadian Student Loans
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