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MSc in Public Policy and Management (PUMA)

AZ ALÁBBI INFORMÁCIÓK KIZÁRÓLAG KÜLFÖLDI ÁLLAMPOLGÁROKRA VONATKOZNAK! INFORMÁCIÓK MAGYAR ÁLLAMPOLGÁROK SZÁMÁRA A http://www.felvi.hu/  HONLAPON ÉRHETŐK EL.

The aim of this programme is to train graduates who can apply their practical and theoretical knowledge in economics, social sciences, management, and law to solve and analyze issues in public policy and state administration. The programme is focused on the comparative analysis of questions of public administration, public policy and public management in EU and non-EU countries in the context of processes of internationalisation, Europeanisation and European integration. The programme is designed to provide a comparative understanding of public sector structures, policies and processes, as well as a methodology for analysing and dealing with different structures and processes of public sector management, guidance and control.

For more information please visit the website of the Department of Public Policy and Management.

http://kozpol.uni-corvinus.hu/index.php?lang=en

Admission requirements

1, A Bachelor’s degree

Applicants are required to present an authenticated copy of at least a BA/BSc degree both in the original language and in English, as well as an official copy of the transcript of their studies. Graduating students need to send their certificates after the defense of the thesis work.

(PLEASE NOTE: THE DEGREES ARE ONLY ACCEPTED IF THEY ARE DIPLOMATICALLY VERIFIED/APOSTILLED)

2, Successful entrance exam

3, Language requirements

The English-language skills of applicants are tested  in  the entrance exam, which is an oral exam, and, therefore, a certificate proving the English-language skills of the applicants is not required to be enclosed in the application package.

The application procedure

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANTS WITH HUNGARIAN CITIZENSHIP (INCLUDING DUAL CITIZENSHIP) MUST APPLY THROUGH THIS LINK UNTIL FEBRUARY 15.

https://www.felvi.hu/

The Faculty welcomes applications the entire academic year.

Application deadline: 30th of April.

(Till that deadline the application fee should be paid also.)

The program is launched on the first week of September each year.

Application package

  • A completed application form
  • An authenticated copy of the BA/BSc degree - (PLEASE NOTE: THE DEGREES ARE ONLY ACCEPTED IF THEY ARE DIPLOMATICALLY VERIFIED/APOSTILLED) - THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT HAS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE ENROLMENT
  • An official transcript of studies
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A motivation letter
  • A copy of applicant’s passport
  • A copy of receipt proving payment of application fee

Application packages have to be sent in an electronic form to info.economics(at)uni-corvinus.hu or by post to Corvinus University of Budapest (1093 Budapest Fővám tér 8. room number 191). by the application deadline provided on the Faculty’s website. Successful candidates receive the certificate of acceptance in online form via E-mail, as well as in hard copy via post so that, in case it is applicable, the visa application procedure can be started in time.

Application fee: 110 EUR - to be paid by the 30th of April 

How to pay the application fee?

Name of the bank: Magyar Államkincstár Rt., 71 Váci út, 1139 Budapest, Hungary
Account number: 10032000-00282857-00000000
Name of the account holder: Corvinus University of Budapest, Corvinus School of Economics
Address: 8 Fővám tér, 1093 Budapest, Hungary
Swift code: MANE.HUHB
IBAN (International Banking Account Number): HU74 1003 2000 0028 2857 0000 0000
Name of transfer: „FEC-CUB-327 000”

The application fee is non-refundable.

Degree acknowledgement

You also have to request Corvinus University of Budapest to acknowledge your degree certificate as valid to study in Hungary.

Request form

The entrance exam

Entrance exam to the Master’s Program consist of the following:

1. Concept paper

The applicant will receive a short article and a few tasks that need to be complited within 24 hours. This is a written assignment. Only those are invited to the interview who successfully complete the concept paper.

2. A telephone or Skype interview. (Only those are invited to the interview who successfully complete the concept paper.)

The purpose of the interview is to assess applicants’ basic command of base subjects and disciplines of the programme (such as economic and statistical foundations of public policy and administration, policy studies) and their verbal competences, as well as to learn about their motivation for joining a program. Interviews are evaluated, among others, on the basis of how successful applicants are in communicating their ideas, what career plans they have in mind or how they think they can benefit from the Master’s program in order to meet their future goals.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee is 1680 EUR for EEA-students and 2190 EUR for non-EEA students per semester.

Payment terms

  • Please transfer the tuition fee for the two semesters of the next academic year until the end of June to our bank account. (For EU citizens, as they do not need residence permit, only one semester tuition fee has to be paid by the given deadline.)
  • Please note that registration is conditional upon the receipt of the fee.
  • If the tuition fee for two semesters does not arrive by the end of June, we will not be able to send a letter of acceptance to you about the arrival of the payment, which you need for the residence permit application at our Embassy.
  • Please note that the university is unable to offer postponement of payment, or to provide an installment payment scheme.
  • How to pay your tuiton fee?

Name of the bank: Magyar Államkincstár Rt., 71 Váci út, 1139 Budapest, Hungary
Account number: 10032000-00282857-00000000
Name of the account holder: Corvinus University of Budapest, Corvinus School of Economics
Address: 8 Fővám tér, 1093 Budapest, Hungary
Swift code: MANE.HUHB
IBAN (International Banking Account Number): HU74 1003 2000 0028 2857 0000 0000
Name of transfer: your name; and one of the following (please choose your programme and indicate the code belonging to that)

BA in Applied Economics: „FEC-CUB–320 004”
MA in International Economy and Business: „FEC–CUB–321 005”
MSc in Public Policy and Management: „FEC-CUB-321 012”
Free-movers & MCP: „FEC-CUB-325 000”

Scholarships

For available scholarships, please click here.

VISA and residence permit

Successful candidates will receive immediately a notification of acceptance by which their visa application can be accelerated if necessary.

The Faculty can assist in the visa application process.

Read more about health care issues, please click here.

Successful applicants are expected to arrive to Hungary by the 1st of September.

Further information

If interested in the Msc in Public Policy and Management programme, please contact us at the following address:


Mr. Miklós Jánoki

International coordinator
Phone: +36-1-482-5533
E-mail: info.economics(at)uni-corvinus.hu

Room 185
8, Fővám tér
Budapest, 1093
Hungary

Programme coordinators:

 

Ms. Iga Jeziorska

Phone: +36-30-220-1009
E-mail: iga.jeziorska(at)sin.org.pl

Ms. Krisztina Zákányi (after a successful admission)

Phone: +36-1-482-5012
E-mail: krisztina.zakanyi(at)uni-corvinus.hu

Room 185

Programme Management

Programme Director

Prof. György Hajnal

E-mail: gyorgy.hajnal(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu

Practical Information

Draft budget

In addition to the tuition fee, you also have to support yourself during your studies in Budapest. You can expect the following costs:

Rent (in a shared apartment): 300-600 EUR/month

Monthly public transport pass for students: 12 EUR/month

Two course menu in the University canteen: 4 EUR

Dinner in a restaurant: 20 EUR + drinks per person

Mug of beer in downtown: 1,5 EUR

Pack of cigarettes: 3,5-4 EUR

One-way train ticket to Lake Balaton: 4 EUR

You can see other practical information here:

Accomodation

Transportation

Visa, residence, permit and address card information

Flyer of the PUMA programme

Last modified: 2018.10.11.

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