The Centre of Rural Development (SLE) has been working on rural development issues for more than 60 years. Our services include postgraduate studies, training courses for international experts, application-oriented research and advice for development organisations and universities. Our affiliation with the Humboldt University of Berlin allows us to optimally combine theory and practice.

Would you like to continue your education in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development? Then apply now for the Postgraduate Program 2025 at the Centre for Rural Development at Humboldt University. In 2024, for the first time, the courses will take place exclusively in English language.

With our practice-oriented program we would like to encourage Master's graduates from all disciplines with relevance to development policy to apply. You will gain core professional knowledge and be able to participate in practice-based case studies within the framework of the Joint International Research Projects (JIRP). SLE promotes diversity and has an anti-racist stance.

Application period: May 1 to June 30, 2024. 

Requirements: Completed studies with good to excellent grades, very good English and German language skills (GER:C1), interest in development policy and internships abroad. EU members and DAC countries are welcome.

Duration of study and funding: 12 months (3 months abroad). Scholarship of 1,300 euros per month and child supplement available.

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Apply now and shape your future in international cooperation!