How to Apply
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How to Apply

Application deadlines for the 2018 intake of the MA in Development Management at Ruhr-University Bochum are:

  • 30th of September 2017 for candidates who wish to apply for a DAAD-EPOS scholarship for the MADM at Ruhr-University Bochum;

  • 31st of December 2017 for all other candidates for the MADM at Ruhr-University Bochum

Applications have to be submitted directly to the university via the online application platform. Before you process your application online make sure that you have read all the instructions available for download in the guidelines for applicants. Also prepare the relevant documentation before you start the online application process. It is not possible to save data halfway through the application form. Once started, the form must be completed. The online application platform will be open from 1st January 2017.

Who can apply


The MADM is an interdisciplinary course of study designed for students from all over the world who desire a career in international cooperation and development cooperation. Entry requirements are:
  • 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 (DAAD-EPOS scholarship candidates have to prove at least two years' career experience in a relevant field; preference is given to candidates whose employers offer a reintegration guarantee)
  • Minimum certified proficiency in written and spoken English: TOEFL (79-80 iBT equivalent to 213 CBT) or IELTS (Band 6.0)
Please refer to the Examination Regulations of the MA in Development Management for further details.

Required documents


Required documents consist of
compulsory documents according to § 3 (3) of the Examination Regulations of the MADM
  1. Letter of application, describing the motivation of your application
  2. Curriculum Vitae:Please use the europass CV form available at https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/home
  3. Certificates
    • School leaving certificate
    • University certificate(s), showing both the academic title awarded and all single marks (full transcript of records)
    • Language certificate(s), which show the level of proficiency in English and (if applicable) German at the time of the application
    • Evidence of former or current employment or any other relevant practical experience
  4. For DAAD-EPOS candidates: The completed DAAD application form
    (Note that – despite being stated in item 10 of this DAAD standard form – it is not required to indicate a research project and/or to attach a research outline. If already applicable, you may indicate a specific field of research interest.)

and additional recommended documents:
  1. Passport size photo
  2. Copy of passport or identity card
  3. Two recommendation letters, one academic and one professional (compulsory for DAAD-EPOS applicants)

MADM: Contact

ThuererDr. Tobias Thürer
Coordinator MADM

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Phone:  +49 (0)234 / 32-22458
Fax: +49 (0)234 / 32-14294