Public Policy Debate Scholarships

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Central European University's (CEU) School of Public Policy will award several scholarships to applicants who are dedicated to debate to enroll in its unique, two-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.

The MPA degree curriculum is focused on the study and practice of global public policy. CEU is an English-language, U.S. graduate university located in Budapest and accredited in both the United States and Hungary. The Master of Public Administration program is registered and accredited in the State of New York.


Public Policy Debate Scholarship recipients will receive a full tuition scholarship and health insurance for two academic years (an approximate total value of EUR €30,000).

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Successful scholarship recipients will demonstrate a strong commitment to and previous participation in debate. Examples include, but are not limited to, participation in debate workshops, debate events and competitions, debate clubs, Model United Nations, and Model European Union. Students from any country are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Application Procedures and Deadline

In order to be considered for these scholarships, applicants must clearly highlight his/her previous debate experience(s) on the online MPA application form and the CV. Additionally, applicants should submit proof of participation in debate activities (i.e. evidence of participation in debate forums, letter of recommendation from a debate coach, etc.) The application deadline is February 1.