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M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Sciences and Policy

Central European University (CEU)

10 months
12000 EUR/year
12000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MS program in Environmental Sciences and Policy at Central European University (CEU) provides students with a combination of scientific, technological, legal and policy training, preparing them for careers in a wide range of environmental fields. 

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The aim of this Environmental Sciences and Policy program at Central European University (CEU)  is to give students an understanding of all aspects of the environment, of how to develop sound and sustainable policies, and of matters related to solving environmental problems. 

The program offers a broad inter- and multi-disciplinary curriculum in environmental studies that challenges students' ability to integrate theory and practice for systematic analysis, holistic understanding, and management of key environmental issues in various social contexts. 

Program structure

The program is divided into two parts, a taught element normally extending from September until March, and a research element from April until July. Due to the varied backgrounds of the students, the first aim of the taught portion is to introduce all students to the basic principles required for a full understanding of the various subject areas.  This is achieved in foundational classes in Semester I with a mix of mandatory and elective courses. The subsequent semester of specialized study builds upon these skills through mostly elective courses organized according to different study streams, emphasizing a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to topics, incorporating economic, political, legal as well as scientific and technological aspects. Students' chosen thesis project must be completed by late July and submitted as a dissertation.

Career path

The graduates pursue successful careers in environment-related fields in the public and private sectors, international organizations, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and academia. 


  • Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods of Environmental Inquiry
  • Sustainable Energy Solutions
  • Waste Management
  • Modeling and Geographic Information Systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Environmental Policy and Politics
  • EU Environmental Law
  • Air Pollution and Climate Change
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Water Resources
  • Environmental Economics
  • Corporate Environmental Management
  • Ecosystems Management
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Academic Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Feb. 1: financial aid
  • March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
  • Aug. 16: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in natural and earth sciences, social sciences, law or another related field
  • Academic records
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 10 months.

Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships available to students from any country.

In 2018-2019, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing. Learn more about how to fund your studies at

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