Bourses d’étude : Allemagne 2018 – University of Göttingen

Type de bourse
Bourse d'études
Niveau d'études
Date début de candidature
15 oct. 2017
Date fin de candidature
15 nov. 2017


Bourses d’étude : Allemagne 2018 – University of Göttingen


Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

“The city that creates knowledge”: Since its foundation in 1737, the Georg-August-University has shaped life in Göttingen – the city lives from science and for science. Approximately one fourth of the popula- tion of 120,000 studies here and enjoys the international air and the cultural diversity of the youthful city, rich in tradition, and located in the middle of Germany.

The MA Development Economics offers the great advantage of drawing from long-standing research and teaching experience of two faculties, both deeply committed to development issues: In the Faculty of Eco- nomic Sciences 5 professors focus on development economics, in the, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development another 5 professors work on development issues, and together they constitute by far the largest and internationally most visible concentration of development researchers in Germany..

Development Economics, Quantitative Economics, Agricultural Economics

Understanding economic development is one of the key challenges of our lifetime. We live in a world of tremendous inequality in the distribution of income and wealth; People live in extreme poverty, poor health and insuf cient educational opportunities are a daily reality for the many. Yet recent decades have also shown that economic development and poverty reduction are possible.

Target group

Applicants with a sound knowledge of economics (especially economic theory and quantitative methods), an excellent command of English, and a keen interest in issues of development economics.

Course language : English

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or comparable) in Economics or a closely related eld with at least one third of overall subjects of the program taken in strictly economic courses (business administration courses do not satisfy this requirement!).
  • An equivalent of at least 12 ECTS (typically at least 2-3 courses) in mathematics or statistics.
  • Veri cation of English language pro ciency at the level of TOEFL ibT 95 points or IELTS 7.0. Other equivalent certi cates as listed on our website are accepted, students who have completed their undergrad- uate degree exclusively in English are exempt from this requirement (upon veri cation).
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in development economics issues.
  • For DAAD program scholarships in addition to previously mentioned criteria: top 30% of your cohort and at least 2 years of professional experience in your area of specialization.

Degree awarded :

  • MA Development EconomicsThis degree will open up excellent career perspectives in a wide array of elds:
    • Governments and aid agencies working on development issues;
    • International organizations such as the World Bank, organizations of the UN system (e.g. ILO, FAO, UNIDO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, etc.), the OECD, EU, or regional development banks;
    • Policy research institutions as well as national and international development policy think tanks;
    • International business in multinational companies;
    • Excellent Ph.D. opportunities in Göttingen or other national and international programmes.



Course begins

Every semester (October or April) in general, once a year for DAAD program scholarship applicants (October).

Course duration

4 semesters (2 years), full-time

Duration of German language course prior to beginning of programme

Though the program is taught entirely in English, a two-months course is offered prior to lecture start to facilitate your daily life in Germany.

Application deadline

For DAAD program scholarship applicants: Oct 1 – Nov 15 2017 for winter term 2018/19

For applicants with own/other funding: Apr 1 – May 15 2018 for winter term 2018/19 Oct 1 – Nov 15 2018 for summer term 2019


Please make certain to follow all application instructions made available online, it is essential that your documents reach us in due time and form. All applications that do not ful l these criteria will have to be excluded from further processing.

For further information contact

Vera Sagalova

Phone: +49 (0)551 / 39-14372
Email: [email protected] Website: www.uni-goettingen.de/masterdevecon


Dossier de candidature

Informations de contact

+49 (0)551 / 39-14372
[email protected]
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