Bochum Programme

Masters, Germany
Opens 2021-11-01 deadline 2021-12-31

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The MA in Development Management (Bochum Programme) is offered at UWC since 2002 and now constitutes part of the CDR. It is a twin course of the Master's Programme in Development Management at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, with respect to curriculum, lecturers and the degree awarded. 

The MA degree in Development Management of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, will be awarded to successful students. Excellent students have the additional opportunity to apply for a UWC Master's degree offered under the umbrella of CDR.


  • Completion of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in political science, social science, law, economics or geography or in other subjects related to the planning and evaluation of development programmes and projects with a mark of at least "second class, upper division" or its equivalent.
  • Certified experience related to the management of development programs and projects, either practical work experience of more than four weeks or academic experience in research and teaching at an institution of higher education.
  • Minimum certified proficiency in written and spoken English: TOEFL (79-80 iBT equivalent to 213 CBT) or IELTS (Band 6.0).

Eligible countries

Students from all Sub-Saharan African countries.

Extent of Scholarship 

  • The tuition fee for the Bochum Programme of Development Management at the University of the Western Cape is 500 Euro per semester. Scholarship holders of the South African - German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice are exempted from these fees.
  • Scholarship holders get a scholarship of 650 Euro.
  • A small course registration fee may be charged by the University of the Western Cape.
  • The registration fee with the University of Bochum is covered from programme funds.
  • Additional costs may arise from travelling to and from South Africa twice (at the beginning and end of the programme and for the field research period)
  • For regular costs of living students should allow for an amount of at least Euro 650 per month including accommodation, insurance, etc
  • Travel costs for the study period in Germany are covered from funds of the South African - German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice. A small scholarship (or uptopping of exisiting scholarships) of Euro 500 will help to finance your study period in Germany.
Application deadline

Send your application by 31st December 2021.

How to apply

Visit the programme website and follow the application instructions. 

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